Seasons Best Holiday Treats

Seasons Best Holiday Treats

Seasons Best Holiday Treats

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Posted on November 23, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 23 at 1:14 PM

Celebrate the holiday season with cooking up a few yummy holiday treats for your family, co-workers or friends as a gift! This year, throw a holiday party and entertain your guests with any combination of the delicious holiday treat recipes below! Follow Metroplex Cadillac on Facebook for even more exciting holiday recipe and entertaining tips!

 

Texas Holiday Sugar Cookies

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. soft butter
  • 1 c. shortening
  • 1 tsp. toffee extract or vanilla if you can't find toffee
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour (if you can't fine any, use plain old flour)
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 pkg. bits o brickle chips (so far, not available in Hope)
     
  1. In large bowl, blend sugars, butter and shortening.
  2. Add extract, eggs, flours, soda, salt and cream of tartar.
  3. Stir in pecans and chips.
  4. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with sugar, and bake about 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

 

Holiday Pretzel Treats

Salty pretzels combine with sweet chocolate for these fun treats that make a yummy gift few can resist. (In fact, you may want to make some extras for yourself!)

  • Bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels
  • Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug
  • M&M's candy Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 170F. Set a number of bite-size, waffle-shaped pretzels (one for each treat) in a single layer on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, then top each pretzel with an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss or Hershey's Hug.
  2.  Bake for 4 to 6 minutes (the white chocolate will melt more quickly), until the chocolates feel soft when touched with a wooden spoon. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and quickly press an M&M's candy into the center of each Kiss.
  3. Allow the treats to cool for a few minutes, then place them in the refrigerator to set, about 10 minutes. Place handfuls of the candies in clear plastic bags and tie on colorful ribbons.


Once everything is cooked to perfection, take a look at the entertaining dinner ware we spotted from Neiman Marcus. Visit Neiman Marcus at NorthPark Mall for all of your holiday entertaining needs!

“Jardins du Monde" Dinnerware, "Landriana" Place Mat, & "Berry" Napkins

Elaborately detailed "Jardins du Monde" dinnerware is perfect for the holidays and year-round. "Landriana" place mats and "Berry" napkins add the finishing touch. Choose color below. From Juliska. Ruby dinner plates and "Berry & Thread" dinner plates not shown. Rich with texture and historic themes, Juliska ceramics are remarkably versatile—comfortable in all settings whether traditional or modern, rustic or refined. This fine stoneware ensures everyday practicality. Juliska ceramics can go straight from the freezer and into a 500-degree oven and are also microwave and dishwasher safe. This vitrified ceramic is highly resistant to chipping and breaking and is as functional as it is beautiful.

 

“Gold Coil” Dinnerware

A feast for the eyes, this handmade white porcelain dinnerware is embellished by hand with 22-kt. gold. Designed by Michael Wainwright. Dishwasher safe. Made in the USA. Each piece is sold individually except the mug and saucer, which are sold as a set of two.
About this dinnerware: First, the rims are cut by hand, so that no two pieces are exactly alike. Second, each piece is glazed by hand and fired to nearly 2200 degrees F. Finally, 22-kt. gold is hand painted on each piece, which is then fired one more time, resulting in a finish that is dishwasher safe.
About Michael Wainwright: From the cathedrals of Italy to the windswept dunes of Cape Cod, Michael Wainwright's journeys combine with his mastery of sculpture and experience as a jeweler to inspire timeless, functional works of art. He established his design firm in 1991 and works out of a studio in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. His distinctive tabletop and decorative items have been featured in Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and House & Garden magazines; all are handcrafted of porcelain with platinum or 24-kt gold and are made in the United States.

 

Santa Salt and Pepper Shakers

Exclusively from Neiman Marcus. Treat friends and family to a flurry of fun. Red enamel and silver plate. Snow globe center with Santa face. Each, 5"H.
About Towle® Silversmiths: Since 1960, the Moulton family of Newburyport, Massachusetts has practiced the fine craft of silversmithing. In the original location on the banks of the Merrimac River, efforts flourished through six generations to become the Towle Silversmiths we know today—a unique legacy and enduring tradition of fine craftsmanship. This strong heritage is reflected in the outstanding character and detail of every design. With a vast selection of designs to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect pieces to complement your personality and style.

 

Yorkie Cookie Jar

Exclusively from Neiman Marcus Dressed for the holidays, this scarf and sweater-clad Yorkie waits patiently to have his tummy filled with treats. Hand-painted ceramic cookie jar is 10"W x 8"D x 12"T. Imported.

 

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Cadillac Premium Care Maintenance from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Cadillac Dealers covers scheduled oil changes, tire rotations, replacement of engine and cabin air filters and a multi-point vehicle inspection.

Premium Care Maintenance is the latest in a host of Cadillac initiatives that elevate the luxury ownership experience. It joins other Cadillac customer service and ownership benefits including:

Five-year, 100,000-mile Powertrain warranty along with standard 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation.

Four-year, 50,000-mile vehicle bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage. Standard one-year OnStar Directions and Connections plan, which includes Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Vehicle Diagnostics and Stolen Vehicle Assistance. Standard XM Radio with a three month trial.

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