Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Cookie Recipe Party

Good Morning!

I am so glad that you came to my Christmas Cookie Recipe Party!!

I attended the Culinary & Craft School last weekend in Branson, Mo and we made these Apricot Nuggets. They were so easy and so yummy that I just had to share. Not a cookie, but I didn't think you would mind.

Apricot Nuggets

1 box (1 lb) powdered sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons orange juice or Grand Marnier
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
11 ounces dried apricots
1 cup pecans, fine chopped
Run apricots through food processor.
Mix sugar, butter, orange juice and vanilla extract. Put sugar mixture and ground apricots in a large bowl and knead until well blended. Form into 1-inch balls. Roll in chopped pecans.
**You can also dip these in melted chocolate to make them into truffles. I did that and it was heavenly! I used the candy coating called Almond Bark.
If you missed the christmas cookie recipe party last friday, don't worry you can check it out HERE.

Now it's your turn to share your Christmas Cookie Recipe. Remember we are doing this ever friday until Christmas. So get to baking!

Please link back to THIS post from your "Christmas Cookie Recipe" post, so that all your readers can get in on the party too. Be sure to add your permalink (the Christmas Cookie Recipe post url) and NOT just your blog link!

Please save the picture of the "Christmas Cookie Recipe Party button" and post it in your blog post. Please link back to the this blog, Our Creative Life. This is important because it helps those who are visiting your blog, find the other yummy Christmas Cookie Recipes that have been posted!


Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks for hosting this party Darlene. I always like find new X-mas cookie and treat recipes to try!

Janice aka mom, grandma, said...

YUM! like the truffle idea. thanks for hosting and sharing.


Susan said...

I can't wait to see everyone's recipes this week! Thanks for hosting this.

Jeanette said...

This sounds so good. I have been making a lot of things with apricots this year.

Melissa Miller said...

I'll have to think about adding a recipe Darlene but I must admit I'm reakky not baking this year due to my diet. I can drool over all of these though.

You look so pretty! Love your precious outfit.

Your leopard ornaments are in my tree post if you have a moment to check it out. I just love em'!

Enjoy the season! ~Melissa :)

Wendy said...

Yeah!! I am so glad I found my way to your site today! I hope it is okay that I am joining in late! I will be sure to be back again on Friday! I have so many great recipes from my cookie exchange!
Thanks for hosting!

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