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Christmas Treats

By: Keira Flowers

Are you having a family dinner but don’t know what to bring or make? Check out these ideas and recipes for what to bring to an upcoming get together for Christmas!

  • Snowball theme cookies

  • Sugar Cookies

  • Macarons

  • Ugly Sweater cookies

  • Cinnamon rolls

  • Candy Cane cookies

  • Garlic mash potatoes

  • Fruitcake

  • Bacon Pastry Twists

  • Cornmeal biscuits with cheddar, chives, and jalapeno

Pull Apart Christmas tree:

  • Ingredients:

  • Refrigerated pizza dough (mixed in with 1 tsp of water and 1 whisked egg)

  • 7 Mozzarella sticks

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • ½ cup grated cheese (parmesan)

  • 1 tbsp sliced basil

  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley

  • 1 tbsp chopped rosemary

  • Marinara

Planning to bring the best appetizer of the dinner? Start them off with these mozzarella balls! It would be a great starter before chowing down on the main course!

- How to make!

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and grab a baking sheet and add parchment paper to it

  2. Cut mozzarella sticks into 1 inch pieces

  3. On a flat surface, section pizza dough into two sections and stretch pieces into long rectangular pieces

  4. Cut 2 inch square pizza dough pieces (33 total)

  5. Take a mozzarella piece and wrap the pizza dough around it, sealing it

  6. Place ball pieces onto the baking sheet into the format of a tree (make sure they are touching)

  7. Take egg yolks only and mix them up to make egg wash and brush it along the dough balls and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden

  8. While that is happening, mix together melted butter, Parmesan and herbs

  9. Take out mozzarella balls and brush on the mixture

  10. Serve with marinara or any favorite dipping sauce

  11. Done!

Oreo Coal:

  • Ingredients-

  • 40 Oreos

  • 8 oz block of cream cheese

  • 16 oz melting chocolate

  • Cocoa powder

Who wouldn’t want a special treat of oreo coal? Whether you were naughty or nice this year, I’m sure you would want a delicious treat of chocolate coal! Try this recipe out!

- How to Make!

  1. Grind oreos until crumbs into a bowl

  2. Add cream cheese and mix thoroughly

  3. Use a tablespoon to get a portion of the mix, ball up, and place onto a plate

  4. Once finished, add into fridge for 30-60 minutes

  5. Melt melting chocolate in microwave

  6. Once hard enough, dip oreos molds into melted chocolate and set aside on parchment paper

  7. Sprinkle on any add-ons and let dry

  8. Use finger to decorate dried oreos with cocoa powder

  9. Set aside in fridge until ready to eat

  10. Done!

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