This traditional Italian honey cake, or "honey balls," as it is sometimes known, is served around Christmas time. Sometimes you will see this dessert on St Joseph's Day tables as well. Usually the balls are piled high in a tree-shaped mound, but you can shape them into a wreath as well.tags: desserts bake boil more
Plan B Mom's Aunt Missy makes these Cut-Outs every year with family and friends. Here's what she has to say:
"Every year from the time I was five years old, my Aunt Missy would have the whole family over to make hundreds of cut-out cookies. She would make one batch of dough and have my mom and one or two other people bring one batch as well. She would set up her dining room table covered with butcher paper, put out bowls of different colored royal icing, more sprinkles than you can imagine, cookie cutters, two rolling pins and then set everyone to work. It was always a great party with Christmas music playing and everyone was sent home with a box of cookies, plus we always had some reserved for Christmas Eve dessert (and for Santa!). It was always one of my favorite days of the year. And of course, the cookies are delicious!"
The recipe for the dough for Missy's Cut-outs is below. You can get creative with the icing, sprinkles and decorations!
Plan B Mom's Aunt Missy makes these Peanut Butter Balls every year. Here's what she has to say:
"These are addictive and better than the best peanut butter cup you have ever had! The best part? No baking required! These also make great gifts boxed in a cute container. It wouldn't be a holiday dinner without these Peanut Butter Balls on the Christmas cookie platter each year."tags: desserts cookies no-cook more