The other day I posted a picture of the gifts the kids gave their teachers for Christmas on Instagram and Facebook. I had a few requests for recipes and details, so I thought I’d share!
I picked up this ADORABLE Martha Stewart packaging at JoAnns when I was there buying supplies for Jake’s party. They always end up putting her stuff on sale as it gets closer to the holiday. And I loved the design on this one. Really cute details and inside the box each of the scalloped mini boxes came out and had printed paper for lining.
Inside the box was four mini-boxes, so I decided to make four different treats. The first is quite easy (well, actually most of them were easy!)…white chocolate dipped oreos. There’s no real recipe…just melt white chocolate chips in the microwave and add a little vegetable oil to make it smoother. I laid my cookies out on waxed paper and then dunked them into a bowl of the white chocolate so both sides were covered and let them dry. We sprinkled them with crushed candy cane before they dried. The kids enjoyed crushing the candy cane with my rolling pin!
I used a brownie mix (shh! don’t tell anyone it was a mix) and fancied it up with cheesecake swirls. Just make the brownie mix as directed and spread it in the pan. Then mix a softened 8 ounce block of cream cheese with an egg and 1/3 cup sugar. Put dollops around the brownie pan and then use a butter knife to swirl it. Then just bake as directed. Cheesecake brownies!!
Next up is the round shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate and candy cane. I love Barefoot Contessa’s shortbread recipe. Here’s the link to it: Shortbread Cookies
I used my biscuit cutter to make rounds, then after they were cooled I went through the same melting chocolate process and dipped just the ends of these cookies then sprinkled them with crushed candy cane.
Last is my mom’s toffee recipe. This is a holiday must-have at our house. And I’m warning you…it’s addictive. I’ve posted about it before on the blog with the recipe, so click here for the Toffee Recipe.