Tell Me Something Tuesday!
|December 5, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Tell me something Tuesday|
Welcome to my weekly meme Tell Me Something Tuesday where I ask you something and you tell me the answer!! It’s as simple as that and I thought it would be a great way for all of us bloggers to get to know one another! So this is how it works: I post a question here on my blog and then i give my answer. I invite all the bloggers to take the question and post it on their blog with their answer and we can hop around and see what everyone says! If you are a blogger don’t forget to leave your link at the bottom of this post! If you aren’t a blogger – that’s okay too!! Leave your answer in the comments section!
Tell Me Something:
Cookie Exchange! ~ Post a recipe or two of your favorite kind of holiday cookie to bake – or eat! We will all walk away with a few recipes that we can all try out this holiday season!
I love to bake cookies and treats over the holidays. I have made a lot of different variety’s such as cutout cookies, chocolate chip, snowball cookies, peanut butter, oatmeal, kiss cookies, etc…
We also also make and decorate a gingerbread house, this year I think we are going to do two. I make pies (usually pecan and pumpkin. this year I am going to try and make a candycane pie!).
I can’t really say that I have a favorite – I mean they are cookies! ALL cookies are good! LOL. Okay, well wait, I do have one favorite and I haven’t ever made it or even had it in years. My mom makes a shortbread recipe (with powdered sugar on them) that are SO SO good. Its an old family recipe that is a pain in the butt to make so I have never tried. but maybe I should!
But for today here are the recipes I am sharing with you all!
Chocolate filled crescent rolls (recipe at pillsbury.com)
- can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- cup mini-chocolate chips
- Powdered sugar, if desired
- 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Separate dough into 8 triangles.
- 2 Place tablespoon of chocolate chips on wide end of each triangle. Roll up, starting at shortest side of triangle, rolling to opposite point. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- 3 Bake at 350°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Here is a recipe that is a tradition at my house. I make it every single year for Christmas morning.
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
(recipe can be found at http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/overnight-cinnamon-rolls-recipe/index.html)
- 4 large egg yolks, room temperature
- 1 large whole egg, room temperature
- 2 ounces sugar, approximately 1/4 cup
- 3 ounces unsalted butter, melted, approximately 6 tablespoons
- 6 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
- 20 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 cups, plus additional for dusting
- 1 package instant dry yeast, approximately 2 1/4 teaspoons
- 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
- Vegetable oil or cooking spray
- 8 ounces light brown sugar, approximately 1 cup packed
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Pinch salt
- 3/4-ounce unsalted butter, melted, approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons
- 2 1/2 ounces cream cheese, softened, approximately 1/4 cup
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 5 1/2 ounces powdered sugar, approximately 1 1/2 cups
For the dough: in the bowl of a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg yolks, whole egg, sugar, butter, and buttermilk. Add approximately 2 cups of the flour along with the yeast and salt; whisk until moistened and combined. Remove the whisk attachment and replace with a dough hook. Add all but 3/4 cup of the remaining flour and knead on low speed for 5 minutes. Check the consistency of the dough, add more flour if necessary; the dough should feel soft and moist but not sticky. Knead on low speed 5 minutes more or until the dough clears the sides of the bowl. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead by hand about 30 seconds. Lightly oil a large bowl. Transfer the dough to the bowl, lightly oil the top of the dough, cover and let double in volume, 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Mix until well incorporated. Set aside until ready to use.
Butter a 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Gently shape the dough into a rectangle with the long side nearest you. Roll into an 18 by 12-inch rectangle. Brush the dough with the 3/4-ounce of melted butter, leaving 1/2-inch border along the top edge. Sprinkle the filling mixture over the dough, leaving a 3/4-inch border along the top edge; gently press the filling into the dough. Beginning with the long edge nearest you, roll the dough into a tight cylinder. Firmly pinch the seam to seal and roll the cylinder seam side down. Very gently squeeze the cylinder to create even thickness. Using a serrated knife, slice the cylinder into 1 1/2-inch rolls; yielding 12 rolls. Arrange rolls cut side down in the baking dish; cover tightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator overnight or up to 16 hours.
Remove the rolls from the refrigerator and place in an oven that is turned off. Fill a shallow pan 2/3-full of boiling water and set on the rack below the rolls. Close the oven door and let the rolls rise until they look slightly puffy; approximately 30 minutes. Remove the rolls and the shallow pan of water from the oven.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
When the oven is ready, place the rolls on the middle rack and bake until golden brown, or until the internal temperature reaches 190 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, approximately 30 minutes.
While the rolls are cooling slightly, make the icing by whisking the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer until creamy. Add the milk and whisk until combined. Sift in the powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth. Spread over the rolls and serve immediately.
Now I am Hungry!! LOL Can’t wait to see what you make!
Here is the rest of this months schedule including next week’s question!
Tuesday December 11th – Deck the Halls! Tell us your favorite way to decorate for the holidays! Also, tell us about your Christmas Tree (if you have one – if you don’t tell us what you do celebrate!) feel free to post a picture!
Tuesday December 18th – Stocking Stuffer Bonanza! ~ Tell us some fun stocking stuffers you have given in the past or would love to get this year!
Tuesday December 25th – Merry Christmas! ~ There will be no TMST today because it’s a holiday!
Tuesday January 1st – New Years Day! ~ Tell us your New Year’s Resolutions and did you keep last year’s?