Last Sunday I was going to try my hand at making Oreo Truffles to give as gifts to our neighbors, but then decide to one-up it by using Biscoff Cookies. We happened to have a bunch of single serve packets floating around in our pantry. Surprising, I know. Now what to do with those mini packs of peanuts and pretzels....
It made exactly 26 truffles. Mr.Blondie and I took care of the spares. Deliciousness.
Moving on to my next project, it was time to make Cranberry Bliss Bars for my co-workers. If you like the Starbucks version, this recipe is spot-on.
1.5 sticks butter, softened
1 C brown sugar, packed
1 tsp ground powder ginger
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
2 C flour
1/4 C minced dried cranberries
1/4 C white chocolate chips
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 C powdered sugar
2 Tbsp butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbsp minced dried cranberries
1/3 C white chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 pan
Beat together butter and sugar and then add eggs and vanilla beating until light and fluffy. Add flour, powdered ginger and salt. Beat well. Fold in the cranberries and chocolate chips. Spread batter in pan and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown.
Bars and Truffles, wrapped up and ready to hand out.
I wasn't the only one getting crafty. Mr. Blondie helped occupy Emily while I worked in the kitchen.