Serving This Week 11-30 To 12-4-20
Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured the week of 11-30 to 12-4-2020 on my blog. On Tuesday was Christmas Spirit Sugar Cookies. Wednesday saw Christmas Almond Balls. Thursday was Cherpumple Cake. And winding up Christmas specials was Turkey Ham and Cheese Strata. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 11-23-to 11-27-2020.
If you’re short on time this year but want to make Christmas cookies that everyone will remember, try these Melt In Your Mouth Butter Sugar Cookies.
This is an easy Christmas cookie recipe for sugar cookies that are soft and chewy in the middle with a melt in your mouth flavor from adding butter.
Dying the dough red and green will cut down on decorating time, and the dough can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you’re ready to bake.
These sugar cookies are absolutely adorable!
For these cookies I the dye drop by drop to make sure the colors were just right.
Due to my granddaughters folic acid restrictions I used India Tree dye and sugar sprinkles.
These cookies were also prepared by my granddaughter, Miss Jo.
I had trouble with my sugar dough in the past.
Since then I have started taking to use a Whoopie Pie Pan or a large Muffin tin to keep the batter from spreading as well as to allow a perfect circular shape.
This recipe is a good one for those of us cookie cutter challenged cooks.
These Christmas Spirit Cookies did have problems sticking when I lifted the cookie cutter. Since then I have learned the trick of buttering the cutters beforehand.
In any event, they looked and smelled as delicious as they tasted.
I am a dunker from way back. I love how the cookies dyed the milk red and green.
Miss J wants to try teal cookies next. I told her maybe down the road for her birthday. LOL
Seems you will be seeing Frozen Elsa and Anna cookies soon. LOL.
I will be sure to have my act together by then also.
These little balls of sweetness melt on your tongue making you smile.
These Almond Balls a very simple and delicate, almond and buttery cookie.
Christmas Almond Balls are a great choice for the holidays or as a gift anytime of the year.
Warning- You can’t have just one. So make two batches at a time.
These have quickly become a must have on my Holiday baking list.
Simple ingredients combined together to create a fast and easy preparation.
You have everything you need to make these cookies already in your pantry.
Flour, butter, sugar, nuts, almond and vanilla extract are mixed together, rolled and baked.
Sprinkle in powdered sugar if desired as you place them on a plate.
These can be made any size you wish but will cause cooking time to vary.
You simply will love how easy the kitchen cleanup becomes also.
These tasty cookies that look like snow balls can be taken anywhere. And both melt just as fast!
Use them as a party addition to the dessert table.
They are great for bake sales and auctions for church, teams, and activites the kids have around the holidays.
Your family and friends will gravitate to these over your other baked cookies so make sure to keep extra on hand.
Christmas almond balls come to mind when I need a sweet to dunk in my morning coffee or at night for that late snack.
Serve with cold milk tight away to the kids and avoid the food fight that may start!
The Cherpumple Cake is a three-layer cake made around a stack of cherry, pumpkin and apple pies. Yes, that right.
A pumpkin pie, an apple pie and a cherry pie, all baked into a layer of yellow, chocolate, and spice cakes. Each has their own layer. Then it is covered completely in cream cheese icing.
This cake is possibly one of the unholiest culinary creations ever to ride into town on the dessert cart. The Cherpumple is a treat of sugar raising proportions.
This frosted monster is an especially unique dessert for the friend or family member that always wants to “sample” a bit of everything.
In our family it is my dad. He is always ”straightening” up the edges of the cakes and pies. Somehow those little actions to achieve perfection always equal a second serving. Yet when you ask if he would like another serving he always says, “No thanks. I am all set”.
But we know how much he loves this cake. It contains all his favorites.
The first set of ingredients and instructions os for those of us (me included) that want to use frozen ready made pies.
You can make this Cherpumple cake over 2 days. On Day 1 ,Make the pies. On Day Two, Make and assemble the cake.
You can make the cake up to 2 days before serving.
Bringing this cake to a family gathering. Or just prepare it for the ladies on a game night.
I am certain there will be plenty of leftover for your guests to take home.
I have a reader that made this with brownie layers instead of cake. I would think a chocolate cream pie, coconut cream pie and a chocolate chip cookie pizza would work well.
The possibles are endless!!
Let me know how YOU style this tower of deliciousness!
Brunch for a crowd?
Layer it all in the baking dish the day before serving.
Just pop it in the oven for a fuss free, easy on the host brunch.
This is our go to brunch for Christmas morning every year.
The veggies are just what your diet needs after all the holiday munching and tasting of cookies, fudge and other goodies.
You can easily use all types of ham for the recipe to still come out delicious. But Turkey Ham is more health friendly.
Remember the more sauce or toppings baked into your ham also add calories.
Adding the turkey ham to the fresh eggs and bread, this strata goes a long way on keeping you satisfied.
What a tasty and colorful dish to serve your family anytime of the day or year.
Just be sure to make enough for seconds and leftovers.
Preparing it the day before allows you to give yourself the gift of time the day you serve this Turkey Ham and Cheese Strata.
All the flavors of the ingredients also have time to combine as it sits in the fridge waiting to be cooked.
All the dishes are put away too! No mess and no fuss as you bake your Turkey Ham and Cheese Strata.
You even start with an empty dishwasher. All your dirty cups, plates and utensils now have a chance to be washed in just one load.
That also saves energy and money! WIN WIN!
Some of you may ask “what is a strata anyway?”
Don’t feel bad. I made one but didn’t actually know why it is called strata.