Thursday, December 3, 2009

It's Give-a-way Time!

I have a prettily wrapped box of Cherry Tassie ingredients as my giveaway this week. Leave a comment and I'll announce a winner on Saturday. These are my favorite holiday cookies. Don't mind my picture below, I sprinkle mine with colored coarse sugar and I must have been a bit distracted because I sprinkled it on before I baked them and not after like I usually do. They're much prettier when the sugar isn't melted but they taste just as good! The kids are inhaling them right now.

Here's the recipe:

Cherry Tassies

1 1/4 cups butter, softened
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp peppermint extract & vanilla
1 egg
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cups finely crushed peppermint candies (about 18)
48 maraschino cherries with stems
Coarse sugar

Cream butter and 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, baking powder and salt. Add peppermint, vanilla and egg. Add flour and powdered candy. Roll into 1 inch balls, roll in powdered sugar and press into 1 3/4 inch muffin cups. Place cherry, stemmed side up, in each cup. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Makes 48 Tassies.

I've been busy working on several projects this week and I've had so much fun. When I post the winner Saturday I'll share some pictures.


mamakat said...

I have never heard of Cherry Tassies but they look very, very tasty! Happy holidays.

Tammy said...

They look super yummy!

Melannie said...

I would love to win this to give away! My cousin has invited me to a Holiday Cookie Class at Sur la Table and she loves loves holiday cookies and loves to bake them and I told her about these Cherry Tassies and she said how delicious they sounded and different! Thank you so much Lisa for the AWESOME classes you offer in your studio..I love everything you are so inspiring...cant wait to sign up for January!

Anonymous said...

CASSIE- Where you at gurl!

Lisa those cookie looks Yum O. Tasty treats!


Birens Boo

Patty said...

Love it! I'm going to have to try it out this weekend!

Cassie said...

Yummm those look so yummy =)

Anonymous said...

YUMMY~~~~~~ Oh they are oh so pretty and look even better
You are so sweet too share all your FAV recipes and all your wonderful projects...Can't wait too see them :)
Laura Pleasanton

connie said...

Hey Lisa, love your photo of the cookies - so professional looking. I love baking cookies - that's my favorite dessert - call me cookie monster!

Robyn 'My Middle Name Is Awesome' said...

The cookies look d-lish! Loving the pink tree with the deer ornament, so sweet! Also, I am so very jealous that you have a monthly flea market trip, I'd be lucky to find one 200 miles away from me and when I do get to flea market (in the summer) it is truly junk, a few treasures here and there, so don't take for granted that you have a great flea market!! Love your blog.

Susan Lacis said...

You are so cute Lisa!! I love that advent calendar. I would love to know where I could buy one and do two of them! Want to do a class on it? I'll come. Just you and me.
Miss your classes!!