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Festive Christmas Recipes

Festive Christmas Recipes


PB&J Christmas Tree:
• 5 Rustic Italian slices
• Christmas tree cookie cutter
• Plastic drinking straw
• 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
• 1/2 cup red or green jelly or jam
• Pastry bag
S'mores Snow Man:
• 3 English Muffins
• Marshmellow creme
• 1 pound (4 cups) confectioners’ sugar
• ¼ cup of water
• 3 tablespoons meringue power
• 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
• Food coloring (of your choice)
Sloppy Joe Reindeers:
• 8 Mini Brioche Rolls
• 1 pound ground turkey
• 1 cup ketchup
• 1/4 cup water
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
• 2 teaspoons brown mustard
• 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt


PB&J Christmas Tree:
① Cut bread into trees with a cookie cutter. Using the straw, punch holes into six trees; set aside. Spread remaining trees with peanut butter and jelly. Top with trees that have holes; fill holes with additional jelly using the pastry bag.
S'mores Snow Man:
① Toast the English muffins and spread marshmallow creme or frosting on each half of the bread.
② Next place a marshmallow on each half of the English Muffins.
③ Mix confectioner's sugar, water, meringue powder, and clear vanilla extract in a medium bowl on low speed until mixed. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons more water if needed.
④ Continue mixing at high speed for 5 to 7 minutes until the mixture is glossy and forms stiff peaks. Divide the icing into small bowls and cover as you work to prevent from drying. Stir 2 teaspoons of water into 1 cup of icing. Next, divide the bowl into 3 and add food coloring (we chose black, orange, green), one drop at a time.
Spoon some icing in a parchment paper piping bag to decorate to create snowmen.
Sloppy Joe Reindeers:
① In a large saucepan, cook the ground turkey over medium heat and cook all the way through. Next drain the liquids and stir in the ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
② Place the Mini Brioche Rolls on a platter and start preparing for the faces. Cut off the tips of the black olives (or tomatoes). Place the olives on the rolls for the noses.
③ Next cut small circles from the cheese slice using a round icing tip and place them in the from for the eyes. Cut raisins in half for the pupils and break the pretzel twists in half and place them on top for the antlers.
④ Fill the reindeer sliders with the sloppy joe mixture.

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