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If you have visions of sugar plums dancing in your head, you've come to the right place! Check out the recipes below, and be the hit at your "dish to pass" holiday celebrations this year.

Peppermint Mocha Chip Cookies

Peppermint Mocha Chip Cookies
  • Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 3 cups Nestlé Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 3 teaspoons Nescafé Taster's Choice House Blend 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 12 soft peppermint candies, crushed

    Preparation

    1. PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Grease or line baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. MELT butter and 1 cup chocolate morsels in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth.
    3. TRANSFER chocolate mixture into a large mixer bowl; add sugar and beat until combined. Add coffee granules, vanilla extract and peppermint extract; beat just until combined. Beat in eggs. Add flour and baking powder, mixing until all is incorporated. Fold in remaining 2 cups chocolate morsels.
    4. SCOOP dough onto prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart, using a medium size cookie scoop. Sprinkle each cookie with a little of the crushed peppermint candies.
    5. BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set. Allow to cool for about 2 minutes on baking sheet and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Serves

    • Makes 36 cookies

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Raspberry Almond Waffles

Raspberry Almond Waffles
  • Ingredients

    Waffles
    • 1 14-ounce can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk, divided
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
    • 3/4 cup water
    • 1/2 cup Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil
    • 4 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, chopped
    • Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
    Topping
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
    • 2/3 cup Smucker's Orchard's Finest Lakeside Raspberry Cranberry Preserves or 2/3 cup Smucker's Red Raspberry Preserves
    • 2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted*
    • 30 fresh red raspberries

    Preparation

    Waffles
    1. COAT waffle iron with no-stick cooking spray. Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions. Reserve 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk for topping.
    2. WHISK eggs in large bowl until fluffy. Blend in remaining sweetened condensed milk, flour, water, oil, baking powder, salt and almond extract just until batter is smooth. Stir in chopped almonds.
    3. POUR a scant 2/3 cup of batter onto center of hot waffle iron and close lid. Bake about 3 to 4 minutes or until steaming stops. Use a fork to remove waffle. Repeat with remaining batter.
    Topping
    1. BEAT cream in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add reserved 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk and almond extract. Beat until smooth.
    2. SPREAD each waffle with 1 tablespoon preserves. Top with whipped cream, toasted almonds and fresh raspberries.

    Serves

    • Makes 10 (6-inch) waffles

    Notes, Tips & Suggestions

    • *To toast almonds: Place almonds in dry nonstick skillet. Cook over medium heat, shaking pan until nuts are lightly browned. Remove from pan immediately to avoid over-browning.

    Preparation Time:

    • 10 minutes

    Cook Time:

    • 5 minutes

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Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme Spread

Goat Cheese Bruschetta with Berry-Thyme Spread
  • Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup Smucker's Orchard's Finest Northwest Triple Berry Preserves
    • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
    • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 8-ounce baguette
    • 1 tablespoon Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 4 ounces goat cheese
    • Fresh thyme leaves (optional), for garnish

    Preparation

    1. COMBINE preserves, shallots, balsamic vinegar, thyme, salt and pepper in small bowl.
    2. SLICE baguette into 1/2-inch slices. Brush both sides of each slice lightly with olive oil. Heat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Grill baguette slices, 4 at a time, 2 to 3 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Place on serving platter.
    3. SPREAD about 2 teaspoons goat cheese over each baguette slice. Top each slice with 1 teaspoon preserves mixture. Garnish with additional fresh thyme, if desired. Serve immediately.

    Serves

    • Makes 12 slices

    Notes, Tips & Suggestions

    • *Tip: Triple Berry-Thyme Spread can be prepared up to two days ahead. Cover and chill.

    Preparation Time:

    • 15 minutes

    Cook Time:

    • 6 minutes

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Red Tart Cherry Glazed Ham

Red Tart Cherry Glazed Ham
  • Ingredients

    • 1 4 to 5-pound fully cooked boneless ham, sliced 1/4 inch thick
    • 1 12-ounce jar Smucker's Orchard's Finest Michigan Red Tart Cherry Preserves
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • Dash ground cloves, if desired
    • 2 tablespoons raisins, if desired

    Preparation

    1. HEAT oven to 325°F. Overlap slices of ham in shallow baking pan; cover with aluminum foil. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 140°F.
    2. COMBINE preserves, vinegar, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
    3. ARRANGE ham slices on serving platter. Spoon 1/4 cup glaze over center of ham. Serve with remaining warm glaze.

    Serves

    • Makes 16 servings

    Preparation Time:

    • 10 minutes

    Cook Time:

    • 50 minutes

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Iced Pumpkin Chex® Mix

Iced Pumpkin Chex® Mix
  • Ingredients

    • 2 cups Cinnamon Chex® cereal
    • 2 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
    • 2 cups Honey Nut ® cereal
    • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
    • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    Cream Cheese Icing
    • 1 square (1 ounce) premium white chocolate
    • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened

    Preparation

    1. In large microwavable bowl, mix cereals and pumpkin seeds.
    2. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.
    3. In small bowl, mix brown sugar, pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice; set aside.
    4. In 2-cup microwaveable measuring cup, microwave butter on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Add pumpkin mixture; microwave about 30 seconds, or until hot. Stir in vanilla.
    5. Pour pumpkin-butter mixture over cereal and seeds, stirring until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minute. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
    6. While mix is cooling, melt white chocolate in microwave on High 30 seconds; stir in softened cream cheese. Drizzle over top of mix; refrigerate 5 minutes or until set. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

    Serves

    • Makes 14 servings (1/2 cup each)

    Notes, Tips & Suggestions

    • *Tip: For easy drizzling, spoon the glaze into a small food-storage bag. Snip off one bottom corner and squeeze over the cereal mixture.

    Preparation Time:

    • 15 Minutes

    Start to Finish Time:

    • 15 Minutes

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Sugar Cookie Chex® Party Mix

Sugar Cookie Chex® Party Mix
  • Ingredients

    • 6 cups Rice Chex® cereal
    • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
    • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 ounce white baking chocolate or 1/4 cup vanilla milk chips
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons colored edible glitter or sugar sprinkles

    Preparation

    1. Measure cereal in large microwaveable bowl. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper or foil.
    2. In 2-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave butter uncovered on High 30 seconds or until melted. Add sugar and corn syrup; microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds until mixture is heated and can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
    3. Microwave uncovered on High 2 minutes, stirring after1 minute. Sprinkle with powdered sugar; mix well.
    4. Spread on waxed paper or foil. Microwave white chocolate on High 30 seconds or until it can be stirred smooth; drizzle over top; sprinkle with edible glitter or colored candies.

    Serves

    • Makes 14 servings (1/2 cup each)

    Notes, Tips & Suggestions

    • *Tip: For an easy way to apply powdered sugar, pour sugar into a large freezer zip-type bag. After removing snack mix from microwave, let stand in bowl 1 to 2 minutes to cool, then pour into bag and shake.

    Preparation Time:

    • 15 Minutes

    Start to Finish Time:

    • 15 Minutes

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