Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Snowman Cheeseball

I saw this cute snowman cheeseball recipe on Julie's blog and knew it was something we will have to try this Christmas season.

Photo and recipe courtesy of Less than Perfect Life of Bliss

Here are her directions:

Just mix together (2) 8-oz. packages of cream cheese, a clove of garlic (minced) and a 1/4 cup of finely shredded mozzarella. Form the mixture into 2 balls, one larger and one smaller, then roll the balls in more mozzarella.

To assemble the snowman, stack the small ball on top of the larger (use toothpicks to stack if needed), then add peppercorns for the eyes and buttons; and a shred of carrot for the nose. To make the hat, cut circles from a piece of toasted wheat bread, then place it on his head with a toothpick!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Butter Pecan Cookies

1 box butter pecan cake mix
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. quick oats
2 eggs
1 c. oil
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Combine cake mix, sugar, oats, blending well. Add eggs and oil. Stir in vanilla and nuts. Shape into 1" balls and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.

Yield: 30-36 cookies.