Jenny Park of http://spoonforkbacon.com says: Next time your kids are begging you for homemade cookies, try these. Snickerdoodles are a classic cookie. I like them because they are not too sweet. Just the right amount of sugar and cinnamon to please any sweet tooth. And the best part is they can help. Have them roll the dough into balls and then roll in the sugar mixture. It's the perfect job for little hands.
Makes 20 2/3 cup (80 g) plus 2 tbsp (15 g) all purpose flour 1 (14 ounce, 400g) bag sweetened shredded coconut ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt 1 (14 ounce, 420 mL) can sweetened condensed milk 2½ tsp (12.5 mL) almond extract 1 cup (240 g) semi-sweet chocolate, melted
Jenny Park ( http://spoonforkbacon.com ): Eat them. Gift them. Make them into ornaments. You'll definitely get a bang for your buck with these delicious and versatile sugar cookies. The secret to this treat is the royal icing that does double duty as both an all-over glaze and a frosting you can use in a piping bag to create detailed designs. What are you waiting for? Get the little ones in the kitchen and get baking! Happy holidays!
Sienna DeGovia ( http://siennacake.com ): This is a fun twist on homemade truffles. It uses a basic recipe, but instead of shaping the truffle into a standard sphere, they become cute, playful mice. It's the perfect treat to prepare with friends or family, especially little ones, and they make a great gift!
Dana Joy Altman ( http://www.realfoodrehab.com ): Tis the season for entertaining ... which means you're probably tired of preparing elaborate appetizers, entrees and desserts, right? Well, this chocolate board is just thing you need for your next party. It's a no-cook, easy to prep dessert platter that is also unique and delicious. Your guests will love finishing off the evening with the sweet and tart flavors of this chocolate platter. Bonus: clean up is a cinch too!
Jenny Park ( http://spoonforkbacon.com ): Chocolate truffles are perfect for holiday parties and make great gifts because they are so versatile. Once you've made the chocolate ball, you can coat them in just about any topping -- shredded coconut, chopped nuts, cocoa powder. Just be sure to save some for yourself because they'll go fast! Happy holidays!
Jenny Park ( http://spoonforkbacon.com/ ): Move over, Sandra Lee! We have a semi-homemade treat that is dressed to impress ... dressed with a layer of ooey gooey toffee sauce, that is. Try this dessert for your next dinner party and your guests won't even notice you didn't plan a tablescape. Yum!
This dish is a really fun take on classic nachos. Instead of tortilla chips and cheese, you use green apples and top them with all sorts of sweet, gooey treats! Yes, they're completely decadent...but hey, at least you're starting with fresh fruit, right? This is a good one for both kids and parents, you really can't go wrong.
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