holiday baking

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Once again I’ve been put to shame by the eagerness of my cookie-wizard friend Ridgely. She posted the whole process of creating these masterpieces from scratch. Those days are long gone for me.


My cookie-baking efforts have been narrowed to the purchase of three ingredients: a bag of waffle pretzels, a bag of Rolos, and a bag of pecans.


Looks like I should have made that two bags of Rolos. Oh, well.


They go in a 250-degree oven for 5 minutes.


Since I bought raw pecans in the bulk section, I decided to use those five minutes to butter-glaze them.


A few minutes to cool and another few minutes in the fridge and I’ve finished my holiday baking.

Yes, I’d much rather have Ridgely’s creative bent, but I will be satisfied with my limitations when I proudly pull out these mock turtles for my holiday guests.

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5 Responses to holiday baking

  1. janelle says:

    I wouldn’t mock them, myself. Look mighty tasty to me.

  2. LizW says:

    Those look awesome! I love fun, quick, creative recipes 🙂

  3. Ridge says:

    I am totally stealing this idea…what a clever, quick cookie that includes all my favs! I cannot take credit for the frosting of the cookies…the Bearded One does most of that, my hands just aren’t strong enough. I still don’t have any feeling in my thumb from working on them the other night!

  4. Donna says:

    Thank you for a great idea! Yes, I’m willing to make a second trip to the grocery store for these…Merry Christmas!

  5. Cheryl says:

    Hi, Sherry.
    Love your website! I enjoy reading updates on you and
    your family. You certainly keep busy!!!
    Your ‘turtles’ are great and fun to make — and eat! Have
    you ever tried using Hershey kisses (esp. dark chocolate
    type) topped with a red or green M&M (keep the writing on the underside). 🙂 These are delicious too — very festive
    and colorful, while also quick and easy.
    Happy New Year to you all.

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