Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
Serving this week 12-10 to 12-14 is my delicious Martha Washington Candy, a Red Velvet Oreo Trifle and my Italian Wine Cookies.
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Martha Washington Candy
These traditional chocolate-dipped cream candies are a snap to make, and have a delicious coconut-pecan taste. Traditionally, the chocolate is melted with paraffin wax to give the candies a hard, shiny finish. I dislike the texture and taste of wax, so my recipe omits that step. If you would like to try the traditional method, add 1 block paraffin wax to the chocolate when you melt it. Here are a few more tried and true recipes.
Red Velvet Oreo Trifle
I made this at Christmas last year and everyone raved about how yummy it looked. When it was time to dish it out my sister scooped very small portions on each plate. That wasn’t enough! Since the dessert was so light relatives came back for seconds and thirds. I was totally surprised there wasn’t even a spoonful left over. For those dieters, use low fat cool whip. Tell everyone I removed all the calories.
Italian Wine Cookies
These one bite marvels were made for an Authentic Italian Supper. The texture is more like an oatmeal cookie, neither dry or soft, but definitely not gooey. They don’t leave messy hands or telltale powder marks when you eat them. Easy to snack on, these little wonders are just too easy to grab as you stroll by the display table. The sugar colors chosen were to represent the Italian flag, but any color sugar or sprinkles will do just as well. The addition of wine to the batter cuts the sweet taste to a minimum but it isn’t enough to be very noticeable. Just watch how many you eat as it is just a bit too easy to overindulge! Will you be making these cookies for your next baking spree?