Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Recipes

Here are the recipes from what I made for our party the other day. Try them and let me know if you like them. They are yummy to me.

Melt Aways

Melt Aways
Ingredients:
1/2 lb. Butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup corn starch
1 cup flour

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat ingredients together till smooth and creamy. Form into small balls about the size of a quarter (no bigger). They will grow in the oven a little. Bake them for 12 minutes. Makes about 40 cookies.

Frosting:
3 ozs. soft cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
food coloring

Make frosting by mixing all ingredients. The frosting can be any color you like. Some favorites are pink or blue for baby showers, green or white with a bit of a cherry on top for christmas, or orange for halloween. Frost cookies when they are completely cool. Be generous with the frosting. It makes the cookie. Eat the cookies in one bite. They crumble once bitten into.

The Festive Cheese Spread
I love this one!

Festive Cheese Spread
Ingredients:
8 ozs. soft cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 bottle mango chutney (or apricot jam) enough to cover the cheese block
1/2 cup crasins boiled till soft and cooled
1/3 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
1 bunch green onions chopped up

Mix cheeses and coconut. Form into a 1 inch high square, oval, rectangle etc. and put in fridge. When ready to serve put cheese base of plate. Cover with chutney or jam then cranberries then nuts then green onions. Enjoy with crackers. I like it best with Wheat Thins. They are sturdy enough to cut into it and they just taste good with it. Enjoy! 

13 comments:

mckenna said...

Both look absolutely delish!! But I'm really looking forward to trying out that cheese spread!! Thanks for sharing!

cynphil6 said...

Hi Stephanie,

Thanks for sharing the recipes...
Last night was fun! Thanks for helping to host the get-to-gether.
I love my bracelet, I loved the treats, and of course I love you!

xoxo
Cynthia

Amanda said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! The cookies look really good, I'll let you know how they turn out.

Heidi said...

Thanks, Stephanie, that was thoughtful of you to post these!

Marcee said...

Thank you for sharing. I can't wait to try both!!

Jen said...

Thank you, thank you...I'm excited to try both of these!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipes, but how big a bottle of mango chutney/apricot jam?
Thanks!

Krainich Family said...

I have tagged you on my blog to share more about camille. Come take a look.
www.krainichfamily.blogspot.com
Loves,
James' Mom

Maggie May said...

The melt always are sooo pretty! I'm having a little Xmas eve gathering and I think i'll make em.

The Forney Four said...

I am having a neighborhood missionary party disguised as a christmas party :) I'm using both of these recipes. THANK YOU! (for this and for your faith.)

Lori said...

Yum. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

J & A Danes said...

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Sincerely,

Ashley

Amanda said...

Mmmm, I'm excited for the recipes. I've always loved melt aways. How did the party go?