Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bakin' Up Some Christmas Goodies


Mr. Chatter made his annual Christmas request today...........

                                 PECAN KISSES

These are his favorites and I’ve been making them for quite a few Christmases now.  The recipe is an old one which I got from a cookbook put together by the many wonderful cooks in the small community where he grew up….you know, the kind of community which you miss if you sneeze while you’re driving through, and where everyone knows each other, and church dinners-on-the-ground bring out the best food you could possibly want to taste. 



These little bites of deliciousness are so easy to make it’s shameful…and they go faster than it takes to bake themJ  To make them, you’re going to need this:



Here’s the recipe which was shared by a long-time friend of my husband’s parents:

 Once they're in the oven, be sure to set your timer, then turn off the oven for the last 30 minutes. 

These are usually inexpensive to make but this year these little jewels…


are about $7 per pound (shelled) here in our parts.  We have three trees in our yard and you would know that this year we had about 10 pecans total! 

The "kisses" get a little messy, as you have to dip each pecan piece into the batter with your fingers…
but they really are so simple to make…and to think they’re ready in only one hour. 

Another of my favorite Christmas goodies to make are…..
                                    GOODNIGHT  KISSES. 
                             (Seems like I like KISSES a lot!)

For these you will need…..

These also are extremely easy to make…and the recipe makes many!


Be sure to follow the directions carefully and ….


turn off the oven once the cookies are placed inside.  They will be ready in two hours but I usually leave mine in longer than that, often leaving them overnight if I make them in the evening. 

These are now all wrapped up and ready to give to some of the wonderful teachers that I mentor…sure hope they enjoy them ‘cause I think they are DELICIOUS!


And what was Mr. Chatter doing while I was slaving away over all this yumminess?


              ….why,  “visions of sugarplums danced in his head.”
                      MERRY  CHRISTMAS,  HONEY!

21 comments:

Trey said...

did you make enough for me???

Ashlee said...

Lookin' yummy to me!

Theresa said...

Oh what a sweet post! I love those goodies that you made and I WILL be trying them thru the holidays! My Aunt always gives me pecans for Christmas and I freeze them:)

Your Honey is looking mighty restful:) Have a blessed evening my friend! HUGS!

Donna said...

Yum, yum...looks delish!!! I'm copying this recipe for sure!! You'll have to come visit my site...I chuckled when I looked at your last pic of your hubby...my post is the same pic of mine!!! Ha! (great minds...?)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Cheri,
Those look really look good! And I love how you put everything all together in that little cute container. Hubby looks so peaceful and I bet he loves them too!
Hugs Friend,
Cindy

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

These look so wonderful. Dog gone pecans are so high this year, but I do believe this splurge would be more than worth it. yummy!

yaya said...

Those sure look good! Thanks for posting the recipe and the way you did it makes it so easy to read...and like Donna's hubby, yours may not be happy either! HaHaHa!

Higgins Design Studio said...

Do you mind if I share the Pecan Kisses recipe with a friend of mine who has a Pecan farm?

They both sound delicious!

I hope Mr. Chatter had a nice nap... he;ll need lots of energy to eat all of those yummy goodies!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Pamela said...

I will definately be making these. You made them sound easy. I'll see if it puts my Mr. Hubby to sleep. :-)

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Those look wonderful! Honeybunny is allergic to pecan's (btw - they're about $3.50 a pound here in the Pecan capital of the world) but I wonder if I could do these with almonds??

Abi's Blog said...

Love your post and the recipes look delicious - Merry Christmas!!!
Blessings,
Ava

Shellbelle said...

Can never go wrong with pecans, but you're right they are expensive this year. Not that they're ever cheap, but my friend who sends them to me every year, sent something else instead. Boohoo.

Glad to see hubby is resting up before he puts his share away, lol.

Hugs

Brenda Kula said...

Oh yum! I LOVE pecans!
Brenda

bj said...

Love love love everything about this adorable post.
Your recipes sound like something we would love..and our pecan tree is LOADED this year, for the second time in a row.
Your honey looks so sweet and comfy.
xo bj

NitWit1 said...

The pecan kisses sound delicious. Texas where I am from had a pecan farm operated by Texas A&M Univ. We were able to buy varieties a reduced prices, but still seems expensive. They are expensive everywhere this year. Our sister-in-law gave us some hand shelled by her deceased husband. We are hoarded and using them sparingly.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, they both sound just wonderful. I am baking tomorrow so I have copied the recipes and will give them a try. I know they will be delicious. Thanks. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

Ooh, these recipes look good! Thanks, Cheri! Love this pic of your husband...mine looks like that quite often, too!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Mmm-mmm good! One of my best friends is having a brunch tomorrow and what she is calling a cookie festival. She made 18 different varieties of cookies and is sending everyone home with 2 of each kind. I won't need to bake for a while.

My Mammaw in Mississippi always had pecans in little baggies in her freezer. When we would visit, I loved getting in there and eating them. They were cold and yummy! She used them to make the best divinity ever.

My husband would have sugar plums dancing 'round in his head, too. He'd only wake up for the job of taste tester. :)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. have a great rest of the day. Tammy

The View From A Saddle said...

now he gets to have the cookies that Jan makes him!! Those fruit things... I like them too! You should bring some of yours! They look yummy!!! :)

imaginationlane said...

Ooh...these both look delicious, Cheri...I'm definitely going to give them a try! I'm sure my family will enjoy them as much as Mr. Chatter does...LOL.

Hope your Christmas is wonderfully fun and filled with much love...:)

Lynette

Cindy said...

Guess what I sold today..pecans..at 65 cents a pound..what a rip off..then they sell them for sooooo much.I sold 63 pounds..and I haven't even picked under the other tree. I am going to take those to Wendy's they are getting 2.oo
a pound up there. Oh well..I wish I knew you needed them I could of mailed you some. Let's talk next year if you need them!!

I am wishing you a ver..very Merry Christmas..with your family..if we lived closer we would be sharing a fun night together..and of course some serious snacking..lol

Hugs and Lovin..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham