Full disclosure: I’ve actually never had a turtle candy. When I was a kid I convinced myself that I hated nuts (even though I’d never tried them), so I didn’t have them growing up. Now, for some reason, I’ve still never had them. I feel like the most common time to see them in stores is around Valentine’s Day, so maybe I’ll have one this year. Nevertheless, I get the general idea, which is pecans, caramel, and chocolate. Honestly, they sound like heaven.
Looking for a last-minute Christmas cookie? I’ve got you covered. These cookies are festive, absolutely delicious, and impressive for house guests or hosts. I actually made these cookies two times. The first time was last week, then they were gone before I knew it. Everyone absolutely loved them. Then, since we were running out of cookies and I had an afternoon to spare, I thought I’d make some more for Christmas Eve. I asked for input, and everyone said to make these again. That’s how good they are.
We used to buy these oversized containers of strawberry and chocolate rugelach from Costco when we were kids and absolutely devour them. They were chewy and flaky at the same time, had tons of sweet chocolate or strawberry filling, and were covered in coarse sugar. Therefore, I’ve always loved rugelach because of those rugelach. I made strawberry-walnut rugelach, so now I thought I’d try out making chocolate rugelach. It could not have gone any better. These are dangerously good.
It’s finals week over here at Hamilton College and the grind has hit me. Lots of studying, lots of Christmas music, and soon lots of packing, too. I’m not too stressed out because I’ve set myself up pretty well for finals week in all my classes, but it’s still a lot of work. I’m not a huge fan of studying for organic chemistry, and I just have to do so much of it. But I’ll get through it and get to go home for Hanukkah, sitting by the fire, and decorating the Christmas Tree. It’s all worth it. Now to these cookies.
If you’re a pecans fan, I’ve got your back. Now that the season for pecan pie is over, I’ve given you a recipe for mini pecan pies that pass as a Christmas cookie. Even better! They’re so cute, very easy, and they’re absolutely delicious. I’m talking majorly addicting. I mean when you check out the ingredients, you shouldn’t be that surprised. The filling is pretty much just eggs with sugar and butter and then mixed with chopped pecans on top of a cream cheese dough. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Ever since I was a kid, I wasn’t the biggest fan of caramel. It’s good and all, but it just got stuck in my teeth. I always preferred the candies without caramel, like 3 Musketeers. However, that was until I made homemade caramel. There’s a huge difference between store-bought caramel or the caramel in a milky way and homemade caramel. You probably aren’t that surprised, but my point is that it’s worth making homemade caramel, especially for these caramel macarons.
The number of times I’ve mentioned my obsession with the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is absurd. I also just love desserts with chocolate chips in general because I like the joy of every time I get another chocolate chip. Does that make sense? Am I crazy? I just like how instead of always getting the same old taste of a peanut butter cookie, you get chocolate chunks in there with it.
I really wanted to make cookies, so I went on Pinterest (as per usual) and sifted through my cookies board, but couldn’t find anything that really excited me. I’ve been using my cookbooks less and less with the internet as popular as it is, but I decided it was time to revisit them. Then came these cookies. I know I say everything I make is delicious, because it is, so I’ll explain why these are so delicious. They are one of my new all-time favorite cookies though.
I swear, every time I go on Pinterest, there’s a new way of making chocolate chip cookies. Don’t get me wrong though, I love it. I make all sorts of cookies and have tons of cookie recipes on this blog, but my all-time favorite will always be chocolate chip cookies. However, since I want to keep updating this blog with new recipes, I also try to find new ways to make them. How could it possibly get any better than a chocolate chip cookie filled with hot fudge?
I love M&M cookies. When I think of M&M cookies, I think of these giant M&M cookies they sell at a nearby grocery store. Although this grocery store is more than just a grocery store. It’s called Wilsons Farms, and they have farmland all around the store where they grow most of their food and have a bakery section with homemade breads, cookies, cakes, etc. These cookies are probably the size of a small child’s face and topped with lots of M&M’s. I’ve only had one a couple of times, if that, but I always loved admiring them.