Scrumptous Recipes For Christmas Day

Posted: Dec 19 2013

Delicious recipes to make for Christmas Day! They're yummy and relatively simple to make! Instead of bringing something traditional a long to your families festive celebrations - why not go or something like this to impress and show off those baking skills of yours!



 

No bake chocolate oreo tart

Preparation Time: 20 min (plus two hours in the fridge to set)

Serves: 12

Ingredients

Oreo crust:

7 oz dark chocolate
4/5 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup butter

Chocolate Cream filling:

300 g (10 oz) Oreo cookies 1/2 cup butter

To decorate:

about 4 or 5 chopped Oreo cookies chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. To make the crust, using a food processor, blend Oreo cookies until the texture of coarse meal or crumbs. Add the melted butter and blend until well combine. Place the mixture into a 4×14 fluted rectangular tart pan (mine has a removable bottom for easy removal of the finished tart) and press onto the bottom and up the sides evenly. Freeze the crust whilst preparing the chocolate filling
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring cream to the boil. Remove from heat, add chopped chocolate and butter, and let rest for 5 minutes. Then stir until dissolved. Pour chocolate filling over oreo crust, and decorate with some chopped oreo cookies and chocolate chips
  3. Chill for 2 hours at least, preferably overnight. Unmold, serve, and enjoy!

 

 

Caramel Stuffed Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Makes: 24-26 Cookies

Thick soft and chewy Cookies with a good Ginger Bite filled with sweet, gooey Caramel!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 Kraft Caramels

Directions

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugar for three minutes
  2. Add in the molasses and mix completely
  3. Crack in the eggs, one at a time, being sure to scrape down the sides as you go.
  4. Mix in the vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves until thoroughly mixed. Scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl.
  5. Add the flour, sprinkle the baking soda and salt on the flour, and mix until just combined.
  6. Cover and chill in the fridge 30-40 minutes.
  7. While your dough is chilling, unwrap all of the caramels
  8. Preheat your oven to 350°F and line three baking sheets with parchment paper.
  9. Taking about 1/2-1 Tablespoon of dough, roll into a ball. Do the same with a second piece of dough.
  10. Stack the dough on each side of the caramels, firmly squeeze together so it's pinched at the sides (as in the photo in the post above), and then roll into a ball.
  11. Place on a baking sheet two inches apart. (I fit eight per baking sheet)
  12. Bake for 9-10 minutes, until flattened, but puffy, and cooked through.
  13. Allow to cool completely on the baking sheet before removing, because if you do it sooner, the caramels could melt through the bottom on the cooling racks.