Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kris Kringle Cookies

**GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**

You know Christmas is coming, when most posts flying around blog land are about desserts, LOL. These are some of my favorite cookies. I'm not sure where I got the recipe, but I've been making these ever since I moved out of my parents house.

I really love white chocolate. I know that technically it isn't white chocolate, since it does not contain cocoa butter, but what ever it is, I love it, LOL.

These cookies are a perfect combination of sweet, tangy and savory. The kids tried a few and they were declared the best cookies. Using flavored dried cranberries can easily change the flavor of these cookies. This year I tried strawberry flavored cranberries and the cookies are divine!!




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Kris Kringle Cookies
1 C butter
1 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 C white chocolate chips or chunks
1 C dried cranberries
1 C pecans, chopped

Beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix until well blended. Add flour and baking soda; mix well. Stir in chocolate, cranberries and pecans. Drop rounded Tbs of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool 3 minutes, before removing from cookie sheet.




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Now onto the giveaway. I'm so glad to be able to sponsor a giveaway for Holly Bloggy Christmas, over at Simply Sweet Home. If you haven't checked out this week full of Christmas themed linky parties and awesome giveaways, you are truely missing out!!
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This chocolate melting pot is on my Christmas list this year. I really love to make chocolate coated candies and desserts, but always get so frustrated since the chocolate doesn't melt enough, or it seizes, since I'm impatient and crank the heat. The melting pot keeps the chocolate at the perfect temperature, so you don't have to get frustrated while dipping your goodies. This would also be great for parties (instead of a chocolate fountain). Suround it with yummy dippables and you have chocolate fondue. Since I'm so excited about this pot, I decided to purchase it, for one of my lucky readers and those participating in Holly Bloggy Christmas. Giveaway ends Dec 24th and the winner will be announced the week after Christmas.
How to enter:
Leave a comment on my blog - What's your favorite chocolate covered treat? (make sure to leave an email address in [at][dot][com] form, so I can contact you if you win.
Extra entries:
Become a follower of my blog (leave a seperate entry)
Follow Hun..What's for Dinner? on Facebook (leave a seperate entry)
Also Check out tomorrow's Holly Bloggy Link up party over at Tidy Mom, for extra chances to enter this and 2 other giveaways.
Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by me, with the prize purchased by me. Wilton has not compensated me in any way.


This recipe is being entered in EatInEatOut's 3rd Annual Christmas in July Cookie Contest


This post linked to

Holly Bloggy Christmas Recipe Party
Tip Day Thursday

Recipe Swap Thursday

Cooking Thursday

12 Days of Christmas Goodies

Foodie Friday

Holly Bloggy Christmas- I'm lovin' it

Friday Potluck

Family Friendly Fridays

Fat Camp Fridays

27 comments:

kitchen flavours said...

These cookies looks great! Perfect for the coming festive celebration!

The cookin cutie said...

I'm starting my Christmas baking this weekend, so I'll definitely have to add these to the mix!

My favorite chocolate covered treat is chocolate covered gummy bears. Something about the mixture of textures and flavors... the fruitiness with the chocolate is just amazing! I must say that I do also love chocolate covered strawberries that have been sprinkled with coconut are absolutely great! Oh yeah, I love frozen bananas covered in chocolate too!

Jamie(jamie&kids from CFYF) said...

My Favorite chocolate covered treat is chocolate covered pretzels, I could eat them all day everyday so I try mot to have them in the house very much!
Thise cookies look good, I might have to try them out.

Jamie(from CFYF) said...

I think I need to spell check before posting lol!!!

Sarah said...

I love chocolate covered licorice. Chewy with a touch of chocolate. Yummy!

CT Mom said...

choc.covered strawberries and bananas

CT Mom said...

i am a facebook fan

Karen said...

I love peanut butter balls (buckeyes) cuz I am a pb freak but also love to dip pretzels, marshmallows, oreos, shortbread,...the list goes on. :-)
~K

Lisa said...

love the recipes SWEETIE - ESPECIALLY WITH THE PICTURES ! :-)
(Matante Lisa)

Cherloo said...

Chocolate dipped oreos yes yes yes!!
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Jacqueline said...

I am your newest follower and I would love to win!

Jacqueline said...

I am leaving a 2nd comment about what my favorite chocolate covered treat is. I did a post last week or so on dipped chocolates and then one this week on chocolate covered toffee so those would be my favorites right now.

MM said...

I normally don't like white chocolate, but there's something about combining it with cranberries that makes it all ok for me. And I see that your cookies also have pecans. Bonus!

My favorite chocolate covered treat is chocolate covered chocolate. No, seriously! Like truffles.

Christine said...

Picking a favorite chocolate covered goody is pretty hard--I am pretty much a believe that you could cover most anything with chocolate and it would be fabulous--I would love to win and try chocolate covered bacon...mmmm, bacon...but really I love anything with a chocolate/mint combo--you can never go wrong! Let me win and I am buying those mint oreos and getting to work coating them in chocolate!thanks, christine
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Nancy & Scott said...

My favourite chocolate dipped treat is a chocolate fondue using strawberries and bananas!
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Nancy & Scott said...

I also follow you on Facebook!

AliLilly said...

OH YUM!!!!! :)

Donnie said...

I just love chocolate covered biscotti. Just delicious.

Donnie
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Sandra said...

I would have to say pretzels are my favorite chocolate covered treat. What a great giveaway :)

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Crystal said...

My favourite treat is chocolate covered almonds - they are the best! And that pot is awesome - thanks for the lovely giveaway and the great recipe. On my to-do list for this afternoon!

carole said...

my favorite chocolate cookie has to be buckeyes.mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Carole
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carole said...

follow by GFC
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Jessie said...

Strawberries - yum!

Wendy said...

YUM! Thanks for linking up at Tip Day Thursday. Link up anytime.


Wendy
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