What to create a Show-stopping Cookie Tray? Think of your cookie platter as a round clock with placement of cookies at twelve, four and eight. Select large cookies with no frosting for the bottom layer, then add medium sized cookies, and last…the smallest cookies and candies on the top layer. Ta Da! All the cookies on this plate were part of the Christmas Cookie Countdown Series featured on Daytime Tri-Cities. Recipes are included in this post.
Christmas Cookie Countdown Cranberry Pinwheels are filled with fresh chopped cranberries mixed with chopped walnuts or pecans then rolled like a jelly roll, chilled, sliced into 1/4″ slices and baked to perfection. So pretty for a Cookie Tray! You will want to purchase extra bags of cranberries to freeze so you can have this cookie any time of the year.
Christmas Cookie Countdown|Chocolate Orange Fingers are shortbread butter cookies shaped like pressed logs with one end of cookie dipped in dark chocolate. These are great dipping cookies and pretty packaged as gifts. These make -a- head cookies can be frozen after baking with out chocolate for up to three months.
Chocolate Covered Macaroons are rich coconut filled orange flavored cookies that are dipped and drizzled in dark chocolate . If you love coconut, chocolate and orange flavors you will love these cookies. The cookie base is a white cake mix.. I know.. how easy is that? Guess what else this cookie has as an ingredient???
Christmas Cookie Countdown-Sno-Ball Snowman Faces are so cute and perfect for a cookie-candy tray! If you don’t like to bake this is for you! Hostess Sno-Balls® are the face of this snowman, pipe a colorful frosting headband with mini oreo cookies, a nose, eyes, smile and you are done! Finished!!! The sno-balls are marshmallow rounds with a surprise cake filled center and covered with coconut. No baking just quick decorating for a cute holiday cookie tray.
Christmas Countdown-Kit Kat Trees are candy bars shaped like a Christmas tree decked out with decorative star and sprinkles! So easy, you won’t believe it! Your kids will love making these last minute candies, make extra they won’t last long. Let’s get started on our Christmas Cookie Countdown, a jump start on our cookie candy trays for the Holidays!
Ricotta Lemon Cookies are soft drop cookies with a robust lemon flavor. Ricotta cheese along with eggs and butter make these cookies tender and cake like. Frosted with a thick lemon glaze and grated lemon zest will make your taste buds jump for joy! A soft lemon cookie for those who can’t have chocolate and makes a great choice for a refreshing citrus burst of flavor on a cookie tray.
Poinsettia Cookies are cut-out butter cookies that are baked and cooled then decorated like a poinsettia using red, green and yellow buttercream frosting. The Poinsettia Cookies are the first cookies in the Christmas Cookie Countdown. We will be baking together in advance, like 15 weeks ahead to get a jump start on Holiday Baking. All of the recipes I will be sharing are recipes that can be made-a-head and frozen undecorated. This baking series include roll out, shaped, pressed and slice and baked cookies. We will add a few surprises to make your holiday cookie trays present well and taste delicious! Get ready our first cookie of this series is the Poinsettia Cookie!
Bringing the White House Home with Former White House Chief Florist Laura Dowling. She created this fresh cut floral arrangement for an event at Allanadale mansion in Kingsport, Tn. Promoting her new book, Floral Diplomacy at the White House. Laura shares tips and information about how to bring the White House style to your own home. For more ideas...