Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Cookie Day!

I might not have said anything about my obsession on here -yes you know about my books but I'm talkin about cookies!

I love all kinds and I just have to keep them out of my house sometimes because I'll eat them all! I'm sure some of you know what I mean.

So when I saw that Scrappy Jessi was having a Blog cookie exchange I had to join.

This recipe is one I just found and I am planning on making it this year for the holidays. It looks delicious. AND it has chocolate- another love.

Chocolate Fruit Balls



Ingredients:


1 cup red or green marashino cherries( drained well)
1 egg
1 cup icing sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup pecan pieces
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
16 oz. semi sweet chocolate
1/4 cup butter


1. Finely chop cherries and pat dry. In a bowl, whisk egg. Gradually add sugar till mixed. Stir in peanut butter, then pecans, coconut and cherries. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Pinch off 1 tsp and roll into a ball and place on sheet. Continue with remaining mixture. Refrigerate or freeze till firm, about 1 hour.

2.Coarsely chop chocolate and place in a small bowl with butter. Microwave, stirring halfway until chocolate is almost melted - 2-3 min. Stir till smooth. Dip balls in chocolate to coat and place on parchment.

3.Repeat with remaining balls. Refrigerate till chocolate sets, at least 1 hour before serving.


Can be in the fridge for up to one week in a sealed container or freeze up to 2 months.

Makes 100 balls.



100 balls?! That's a lot for me since there is only 6 of us but I think I can cut this in half fine. Or just make them BIGGER! lol.

I now get to go look at some other recipes. YAY!

4 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

yummy!
i will make these this year for sure!
thanks for coming to my party!
jessi

deb said...

Mmm.. what a fun idea!

Thanks for entering our giveaway and visiting my blog. xo

Junie Moon said...

I linked over from Jessi's Cookie Recipe Swap. The cookie recipe looks great and would be so perfect for a party. I'm going to make your recipe for an upcoming party I'm hosting and save some for my husband's holiday poker party, too. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

mendytexas said...

These look incredible!! They would be a beautiful addition to any party! Thanks so much for sharing!