Category: Choctoberfest 2018

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ritz

Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ritz ♪ Well, the Holidays are a rockin’, don’t bother knockin’ ♫ ♪Yeah, the Holidays are a rockin’, don’t bother knockin’♫ ♪Yeah, the Holidays are a rockin’, don’t bother, come on in!♫ Get your party rockin’ with these Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Ritz. 

Chocolate Coconut Marshmallow Cups

Chocolate Coconut Marshmallow Cups

Chocolate Coconut Marshmallow Cups  Now that the holidays are here, it’s Sweet Treats time! Chocolate Coconut Marshmallow Cups are made using products from a fantastic company called Chocoley. I was contacted by a wonderful gal back in November asking me if I’d be interested in trying 

Polvorones Mexican Sugar Cookies

Polvorones Mexican Sugar Cookies

Polvorones Mexican Sugar Cookies #Choctoberfest 2018 are made with Imperial Powdered Sugar our gold sponsor and Forte Salted Chocolate. Mexican Wedding Cookies, Mexican Sugar Cookies, Snowball Cookies, Pecan Fingers, Russian Tea Cakes are all names for these buttery cookies. The cookies are all made with butter and powdered sugar and some of the recipes call for nuts, specifically chopped or ground pecans or almonds.


Tossed in a Mixture Of…

Most, if not all of the recipes, call for tossing the warm baked cookies in a mixture of  powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, spiced powdered sugar or a mixture of ground cinnamon, sugar & grated chocolate. I decided to make these buttery little beauties because I had never tossed baked warm cookies in a mixture of cinnamon/sugar/grated chocolate  and couldn’t wait to try them. The end result was utterly delicious!!


A Cookie by Another Name

I have found one thing that is for certain, there are numerous recipes for ‘shortbread’ cookies, with just as many names. Shortbread cookies are all easy to make and require a few basic ingredients. The ingredients are usually butter or lard, powdered sugar or granulated sugar, flour, baking powder or soda and salt. Sometimes ground cinnamon is added to the dough, sometimes not. Vanilla extract is usually added also for flavor.


After Baking

After baking, most often the cookies, balls, or crescents are sprinkled, tossed, rolled, dropped or shaken in a cinnamon/sugar mixture or in plain powdered sugar, making them a little messy but so worth it! For an added twist of flavor, use spiced powdered sugar. All shortbread cookies are light, golden, crumbly, buttery and best of all, irresistible. Whatever name you use to call these cookies, they are super delicious. In my humble culinary opinion, anytime is a good time for these little gems.