DIY WINTER TREATS

DIY WINTER TREATS

By: Sofie Turck

It seems like fall just started, but winter is just around the corner! The cold weather will make you want to devour some warm treats. Here are some yummy recipes to make over winter break, or anytime your heart desires:

  1. Snowball cookies

It may not snow here often, but these cookies should hopefully make up for that!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 c. all-purpose flour

1 1/2 c. walnuts, finely chopped

1/4 c. sugar

pinch of salt

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 c. softened butter, chopped

2 c. powdered sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment. In a large bowl, mix flour, walnuts, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Add butter and, using your hands, combine everything until mixture resembles a coarse meal.
  • Form dough into small balls and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake 15 minutes.
  • When they’re still warm but cool enough to touch, roll cookies in powdered sugar.
  • Set aside on a rack to cool completely. When cool, dust again in powdered sugar.
  1. Cookies & Milk Pie

Who said Santa’s the only one who can enjoy cookies and milk?

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 container cool whip

3/4 c. mini chocolate chips

1 Oreo crust

9 chocolate chip cookies

3 Oreo cookies, crumbled

1 snack pack mini Chips Ahoy cookies (optional)

Directions:

  • Mix Cool Whip and mini chocolate chips, and spread half into an Oreo pie crust.
  • Add a layer of chocolate chip cookies, then cover with remaining Cool Whip-chocolate chip mixture. Garnish with Oreos and mini cookies.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to soften the cookies, then serve chilled.
  1. Eggnog Cheesecake Dip

Eggnog isn’t for everyone, but for the people that do like it, you’re sure to wanna try this.

What you’ll need:

2 c. heavy cream

1 packet instant vanilla pudding mix

1 1/2 c. eggnog

1 tsp. nutmeg, plus more for garnish

Ginger snap cookies, for serving

Directions:

  • In a stand mixer, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes, then set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, pour in pudding mix and eggnog. Whisk and let set, 5 minutes.
  • Fold pudding into whipped cream mixture, along with nutmeg, then chill if desired.
  • Sprinkle with more nutmeg and serve with ginger snap cookies.
  1. Chocolate cream pie in a jar

Since this in a jar, it is so easy to eat while your snuggled up on a cold night.

What you’ll need:

2 c. finely crushed graham crackers

8 tbsp. butter, melted

1 packet chocolate pudding mix

1 c. milk

2 cups heavy cream

2 tbsp. Sugar

Chocolate shavings, for garnish

Directions:

  • Make crust: In a large bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter until fully coated.
  • Make pudding: Mix chocolate pudding mix with milk and let set 5 minutes. (For best results, transfer pudding to a piping bag.)
  • Meanwhile, in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Stir in sugar. (For best results, transfer whipped cream to a piping bag.)
  • Among four mason jars, layer graham cracker crust, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream, alternating until you reach the top of the jar.
  • Garnish with chocolate and serve.
  1. Peppermint bark no-churn ice cream

Did you really think you were going to get through a winter treat article without seeing a peppermint treat? You might not want to eat this on a cold day, however.

Here’s what you’ll need:

3 c. heavy cream

1 can sweetened condensed milk, 14 oz.

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

4 miniature candy canes, crushed

2/3 c. peppermint bark, crumbled

1/2 c. miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Beat heavy cream using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
  • Mix in candy cane pieces, mixing just enough so they start to leave pink streaks in the ice cream.
  • Fold in peppermint bark and chocolate chips, setting aside a few to sprinkle on top of the ice cream. Pour the ice cream batter into a loaf pan, add remaining chips and bark, and place in the freezer until firm, about 6 hours.

Whether you try these or not, you should enjoy your winter by eating any treat your heart desires. So go preheat that oven or get the ingredients! Find all these amazing recipes and more at:

https://www.delish.com/holiday-recipes/christmas/g3161/white-desserts/