Saturday, December 11, 2010

Santa & Lots of Baking

Our friends Angie and M invited us to eat breakfast with Santa this morning. The girls were SO excited - and a little nervous! It was so sweet to see the smiles on their faces.

M came home with us and kept Alise entertained while I did some baking. I didn't get everything done that I wanted, but I plan to do some more things through out the week. I mostly wanted to bake enough to fix a tray of goodies for the teachers at Alise's school and for work on Monday.
I dipped some Christmas pretzels in white chocolate and sprinkled red and green sugar on top. I also dipped some red velvet cake balls.
Chocolate chip and Christmas M&M cookies. I also made some Kiss cookies and Reindeer cookies.
These Peanut Butter Blossoms are always a hit! Wayne loves them and so do my employees. They were also big at the Bama v. LSU party.
And these Pecan Tarts were the first "new" recipe I tried this year. An employee requested them and they look like little mini pecan pies! Delish! Here is the recipe:

Pecan Tarts
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. + 1 T. butter, softened
1 c. sifted flour
1 egg
3/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
1 t. vanilla
dash salt
2/3 c. chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325F. Combine cheese, 1/2 cup butter & flour {I didn't sift mine}. Mix thoroughly and chill, covered, 1 hour. Divide into 24 small balls and press into sides and bottom of 2 ungreased minature muffin pans. Combine egg, brown sugar, vanilla, salt & remaining 1 T butter; beat until smooth. Sprinkle 1/3 c. pecans equally into 24 tart shells. Divide egg mixture equally among 24 tarts, pouring on top of pecans. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 c. pecans on top of tarts. Bake 20-25 minutes until pastry is golden brown.

What goodies are you baking this year for Christmas?


  1. Looks like you've been busy girl. Everything looks so good. The pecan tarts are delicious! I love 'em.

    Katie is suppose to see Santa at Peggy & Millard's next Sunday.

  2. Alise looks so cute sitting on Santa's lap. Love all of your desserts! It looks fabulous!

  3. it looks like you did quite a bit!

  4. Everything looks so yummy! I am not baking this year b/c my pregnant self doesnt need the extra calories :)

  5. Okay so some how I managed to delete you off of my blog profile. I have been looking and looking for blog pots and just thought you'd stopped for a while. I am so glad you commented on my post so I noticed!

    Now I have to make up for some lost time and read all your past posts! Ha