Sunday, December 28, 2008

Still Baking!

You are all going to hate me for posting this but I am still baking. I'm sure this is the last thing you want to see after the holidays. Well, I got bored last night so I decided to use the cream cheese sugar cookie dough I had pre-made a few days ago and make the chocolate dipped pretzels I had wanted to make last week. The pretzels are delicious. I used the Special Dark chocolate and then sprinkled perils over them. I put them in a pretty tin to finish it all off. :)

Spread that dough out!

Cute cut-outs for the holidays....

Melted Special Dark chocolate by Hersheys....

Dipped pretzel....

Pretzels sprinkled with perils....

Finished pretzels....


And the good thing is, I haven't gained a pound! Yay!!!

31 comments:

Noodlegirl said...

OMG those look so good!

Teresa R said...

Hate you? Are you kidding? I wish I lived next door so that I can invite myself over and help you eat those cookies! ;)

(p.s. thanks for the update on the ex-BF situation; I'm crossing all my fingers for you!)

Heather said...

everything looks great!

Anya said...

Yummmmie pretzels I like that:)
I like cookies veryyyy match ;)

AndreaLeigh said...

yum, looks delicious! and i'm insanely jealous that you haven't gained weight. lol!

fairmaiden said...

Delicious! I use a cream cheese recipe for sugar cookies too. Wonder if it's the same recipe...I bake them for only 8 minutes so they remain soft and they are so good I could eat a dozen!

Those pretzels turned out so pretty. Dark chocolate is my favorite!

AND good for you not to gain a pound. I never step on the scale, but my clothes are fitting the same so I don't think I gained any either. Yippee!

Please send me your email address so I can send you an invite to be a friend to my blog...I am going private.

Chrissy said...

Oh my goodness,they look sooooo good, I tell you I have eaten more sweets this past week.....enough!! Hope you have a wonderful new year my friend!!! Talk soon...

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

Your chocolate dipped pretzels look just divine!

Janet said...

Wait, what did you do with the sugar cookies? They look super yummy! Fat free too? I'll be right over!

Joanna said...

michelle, your baked goods still make me hungry even after all of this holiday junk food eating.

i really like chocolate covered pretzels. they are the perfect blend of sweet and salty. for some odd reason, my stepdad is obsessed with pretzels and chocolate, but wouldn't dare eat them together. he's weird. haha

hope you had an awesome christmas!!

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...
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Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Can you come over and bake for me? ;) I would love to hear your recipe for the cream cheese sugar cookies, wanna share? You are making me HuNgRy!! =)
Blessings,
Megan

Tea Time With Melody said...

You haven't gained a pound yet because you have boxed them and sent them to me! hahaha

Bought the cat a harness and leash and took her for a walk outside was a bit slow but at least she was out in the sunshine. :)

Nina's Cooking 4 Fun said...

Hi Michelle,
thank U 4 visit! I love your blog!
It's very adorable...I just had 2 follow U. Thanks 4 reply!
Happy Holidays, Happy Cooking...
Happy Everything !!!
XO ,Nina

Sea Angels said...

Huh!! fabulous and no weight gain!!! I wish....say no more ha ha!!
They look lovely, and I agree that somtimes after the holidays then you get time to do some of the things you missed out on, I am always playing catch up and it is still fun !!
Have the most lovely 'New Year' and thankyou for your very lovely words, your visits are treasures.
Hugs Lynn xx

Tracey said...

I wish I had the time/energy to cook anything this Christmas or New Years. They all look yummy and would gobble them right up.. Good think I don't live too close or bake right now.. congrats on not gaining any weight.. I'm just starting my new years resolution to exercise and lose some.. Great post!

FourOf5zs said...

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies... that sounds like a "must have recipe".

Chocolate covered pretzels.. a favorite. I was wondering if the Special Dark Chocolate would work for it. I used it for my fudge this year and I love it... much better than than the milk chocolate.

Amazingly with all the food I've eaten this holiday season I haven't gained weight either. I'm plump enough, so no weight gain is good :-)

Thank you for the update on the ex-boyfriend.

I only dated one other boy besides my now husband back in high school. I got mad at the other boy and never talked to him again :-)

Zaroga

Kathleen said...

Still baking? I give you so much credit, I am all baked out. I must admit, those cookies look awful tempting..... Mr Ming likes to chew on plastic bags. Not a good thing for a cat to do. Plastic bags have been banished from my home...it's difficult some days to keep up. He likes to wake me up in the middle of the night too...just because he's lonely. Gotta love him, though. Happy New Year! Hugs, Kathleen

The Blonde Duck said...

You've got like a magic metabolism! I love the new background! I'm with Theresa. I'll move to the other next door and we can help keep those pounds off together!

Pam said...

The pretzels look great - that would be a fun treat to make with my kids.

Sweet Sage said...

Yummy!
LOVE the new look!

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

These look scumptuous!!!

Happy Christmas + Merry New Year!

CIELO said...

Yummy.... I too have been baking a lot during the holidays (Wphew!) I need a rest from the kitchen!

Have a lovely day

cielo

lvroftiques said...

Well color me green with envy!! I think I gained a pound just looking at YOUR cookies and pretzels!!Lol!! But I would still be reaching for more if I could! *winks* And I'm with Megan....would you share your cream cheese sugar cookie recipe? They look DELISH!! Vanna

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

Wishing you and yours a fabulous New Year to come! Enjoy!

Dawn said...

I love these--always a perfect combo, salty & sweet. Great on ice cream too!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Michelle,

omg, lol, I can never get bored of baking or seeing a post about it either :), how yummy!!! I have to try that one, they look amazing!

Thanks so much for you sweet as sugar comments about my Year in Review, they totally made my day! your the best! I really love blogging, its such a source of creativity and a great way to share our lives across the states, and its because of women like you , that I enjoy it so!! Its so nice to do something and have people let you know they get inspired from it!! You inspire me too!

Happy New Year sweetie, I look forward to all your new posts in 2009!! xo ~ Cynthia ~

lvroftiques said...

Michelle I've been shopping for you! Lol! I found one door for $10 here http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/mat/972419067.html
Not the greatest looking now but has good potential.
And another set of the double type for $150
http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/hsh/972720967.html
I bet your craigslist would have some too! I'm doing my part for Quincy! *winks* Vanna

serenitymeadow said...

I usually have a huge chocolate craving right about now....wish I had some of those to munch on. Looks really yummy, Michelle!

Michelle said...

Fairmaiden,

Yes, I only use the cream cheese sugar cookie recipes when I make sugar cookies. Great minds think alike. :) I do them both with frosting and powdered. I just posted the recipe, see if it's the same. I like to leave mine soft too. I have been known to make them too soft and they crumble when I try to frost them. Eeek! :)

ReminisceHeirlooms said...

These look so yummy!