Christmas is almost here!! Can y'all believe it?! I know I certainly can't. This month has flown by really fast for the fam and I. I guess it's true when they say the busier you are, the more the time will fly by ;)
I hosted another cooking class this past weekend and taught the women how to make some homemade Christmas goodies. I also showed them how to package them up nicely to give as gifts. Everything that was made came from this blog except for a few new recipes. I will get to how the class went in a minute...but first...the recipe.....
The cookies on the right in the above picture are a recent addition to my list of Christmas goodies for this blog. Seeing as how some of the ladies in the class are pressed for time with other commitments (family, jobs, etc...), I wanted to teach them a quick recipe just in case they needed something to make in a pinch.
I received this recipe years ago from my best friend of 15 years (thanks Belinda). I could not believe what I heard when she told me about the ingredients for these cookies. You just need three items to make them!! Yes, that's right...just three things. They are so simple and easy to make that you seriously cannot go wrong in the kitchen with them. Try it out and see for yourself ;) Your kids will also enjoy making them as well ;)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies
(makes as many as you wish)
1 box Ritz Crackers
1 jar of smooth peanut butter
1 package of chocolate and/or white almond bark
Christmas cookie decorations (optional)
1. Take a few squares of the chocolate and/or white almond bark and place them in a microwave safe bowl.
2. Melt in the microwave on high for one minute. Stir it around until it is completely melted.
3. Take 2 Ritz crackers and place a tablespoon of peanut butter in the middle, like you are making a sandwich. Take this peanut butter cracker sandwich and dip it into the chocolate, making sure to coat both sides of the cookie.
4. Place coated cookies on a sheet of aluminum foil to dry. Decorate with Christmas cookie decorations if needed.
***Libby's Notes: You can be creative and change up the colors of the cookies by using white almond bark and drizzling the chocolate almond bark on top...and vice versa
And now I'd like to share some pictures of the class.....
The Christmas goody bags I made for everyone, which included a few Christmas themed recipe cards, the recipe for the cookies up above, and 2 cookie bags filled with cookies that were made in the class.
I bought everything for the bags at the dollar store....including the bells and candy canes ;) The pictures on the front came from a pack of Christmas cards. I tore the cards in half and glued the front pieces to the bags.
First on the agenda was teaching them how to make their own Pies In A Jar. You can find out more information on how to make those by clicking here. We filled ours with homemade apple pie filling ;)
Me, making the Pies with them ;)
While the pies were baking, it was on to learning how to make the cookies mentioned above, as well as some Peanut Blossom Teardrop Cookies. The recipe for these can be found here.
Their pies came out perfect!!!! And made the house smell so very good ;)
After all the above was finished, we finally moved on to the last event of the afternoon....the cookie decorating contest ;) The recipe for these cookies can be found here.
The proud winner and her cookie ;)
It was such a fun time and we all had a blast!! I'm already starting to think of ideas for Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day coming up ;)
I will be taking a blogging break until after the Holidays....so from our family to yours, have a Very Safe and a Very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!