Yesterday was a busy day in my kitchen, and today I'll finish making my edible gifts. I love giving gifts from my kitchen to those on my gift list that seem to have everything else.
Russian Tea Balls are delicious shortbread cookies rolled in powdered sugar. They're great with tea!
Russian Tea Balls
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
Powdered sugar for rolling cookies in
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Thoroughly mix the first three ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix in the flour, salt, and nuts. Shape into a ball and wrap in Saran, and chill for about an hour. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet an inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. While cookies are still warm, roll in powdered sugar. Allow to cool, then roll in powdered sugar again. Store in airtight container. Yield: approximately 4 dozen
~ Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake ~
~ Cinnamon Almonds ~
2 cups whole almonds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
2 egg whites, slightly beaten
Coat nuts with egg white. In separate bowl mix together cinnamon and sugar. Toss nuts in cinnamon/sugar until well coated. Spread on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 300 degree oven for about 30 minutes until crispy, turning once. These are so good!
~ Peanut Brittle ~
Below is one of my Christmas teacups.
It reminds me of my wonderful Canadian blogging friends because it's from Canada.
Only Chocolate drizzled Caramel Corn, English Toffee, and Caramel/Pecan Turtles to make yet. Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year!
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Today I'm joining Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Artful Affirmations for Teacup Tuesday
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Friends Sharing Tea
Rose Chintz Cottage for Celebrate the Season Christmas Tea