So, first off, let's start with the Nutella Stuffed Cookies!
'Tis the season of cookies and my kids saw a giant container of Nutella at Walmart. And so.... It would be wrong to just eat it with a spoon, right? (Ok, just play along.)
Plus, it seemed as if Mr. MANLY MIXER (still not sure what his name is, but we're working on getting acquainted) was in the holiday mood. Looks like he's been using the snowflake paper punch!
1 cup softened Nutella
1 cup chilled Nutella
1 cup flour
Got that? One, one, one, one. We're not even making it to the number TWO.
But.... I've got six kids so I have to double. I'll use those math skills and... two cups of softened Nutella, two cups of chilled Nutella (not in the picture), two cups flour, two eggs.
Fresh from the oven, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
And now, on to the best hot chocolate ever!
So, my friend was telling me that if I haven't had Italian Alps hot chocolate, I haven't HAD hot chocolate.
I begged to differ. I drink Mexican hot chocolate with pan Mexicano so I was pretty sure I knew a little something about hot chocolate.But after seeing those pictures, I decided to try it out. Some recipes use half and half, some use arrow root. I used corn starch and it worked perfectly.
4 cups milk
5Tbs good powdered chocolate
5TBS condensed milk
2TBS corn starch
sugar to taste
vanilla to taste
Grate chocolate over the top and let it melt a little.
And now for the giveaway!
I love giving away books, but I especially love giving away cookbooks. My own books always have recipes inside and I just love finding delicious new dishes to share. So, I'm giving away ONE set of my Cane River novels, a five book series,
and ONE copy of Taste of Home 'Christmas- 465 Recipes for the Merry Holiday'.
We'll be drawing names and notifying the winners every weekend, so feel free to comment on any of the posts and you'll be entered! Check back on the weekend and we'll let you know who won which giveaway. :)
What's your favorite cookie? Have you started your Christmas baking yet?