Christmas Treats

Christmas Treats

I can’t believe it’s already Christmas Eve, this month has just flown by! I feel like it was just last week that we were counting down the days to Christmas! By now I’m sure everyone has finished their shopping (hopefully), and started to sit back and relax till the big guy arrives. The best way to prepare for Santas arrival is by making some delicious festive treats. These treats are perfect to decorate anyway you please and make a fun family activity. Also if there’s someone you still haven’t got a gift for, why not put together a little box of these goodies. The three treats are, Christmas Tree Chocolate Brownies, Oreo Truffles, and Sugar Cookies with a Royal Icing. I saw the brownies on Pinterest a couple of years ago, but didn’t get around to making them. This one is definitely the easiest, especially if you use a box mix. I love the Oreo truffles, they are my favourite, however making them into little balls means you will definitely eat way more than you should! The sugar cookie recipe is a classic, it’s really quite simple, and if you have a kitchen aid blender, you can prep everything in minutes! Be creative with these, there are so many different Christmas related cookie cutters, sprinkles and decorations out there! So pour a tall glass of milk and enjoy these treats!


Christmas Tree Brownies

Prep time: 10 mins – Cook time: 30-35 mins – Makes 8 brownies

Ingredients:

  • Brownie Mix (I used a box mix, but feel free to make your own)
  • Candy Canes
  • Sprinkles
  • Frosting
  • Green Food Colouring

 Lets get started: 

  1. Bake your brownies according to the directions on your box, and give them plenty of time to cool.
  2. Colour your frosting green, and scoop into a piping bag with a larger tip.
  3. Cut your brownies in triangles to look like trees.
  4. Add a small piece of candy cane to the base to look like the trunk.
  5. Frost a back and forth  swirl pattern from the top down.
  6. Add sprinkles!!



Oreo Truffles

Prep time: 10 mins – Freezer time: 1 hour – Makes 12 truffles

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package of Double Stuffed Oreos
  • 4 oz Plain Cream Cheese
  • White Candy Melts
  • Sprinkles

 Lets get started: 

  1. Add the whole package of Oreos into a food processor, or Nutri-bullet, and blend until everything is crushed together.
  2. In a bowl add the Oreos and cream cheese. Use your hands to mix together (it’s easier).
  3. Form little balls 1 inch balls and place on a tray lined with parchment paper. Then place in the freezer for an hour.
  4. Melt the candy melts, and dip the balls to coat, while the chocolate is still wet add sprinkles.


Sugar Cookies

Prep time: 10-15 mins – Cook time: 4-6 mins – Makes 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Butter Softened
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 1/4 Cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda

 Lets get started: 

  1. Combine the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla, until everything is nice and fluffy.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together.
  3. Slowly add the dry ingredients, into the wet, until everything is blended together.
  4. Soon you will see the dough form. Cover or wrap the dough and place it in the fridge for 2 hours.
  5. After 2 hours, roll out the dough and cut into cute shapes.
  6. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Place your cookies at least 2 inches apart, and bake for 4-6 minutes.

Decorate with Royal Icing

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups of Icing Sugar
  • 2 – 3 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Food Colouring
  • Mini M&Ms

 Lets get started: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients (minus the M&Ms).
  2. Add food colouring (according to what cookie you’re decorating) and mix well.
  3. Scoop into a piping bag, and start decorating!

Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

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2 Comments

  1. Rochelle
    December 25, 2016 / 6:41

    So beautiful @ tasty too!

    • createtostyle
      February 1, 2017 / 6:41

      Haha glad you liked them!

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