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Entertaining~ Sweet candy treats

Something that I always look forward to doing during the holidays
is baking (and enjoying!) 
 some our favorite decadent holiday treats.

One of our favorites every year is a delicious, oh so fudgy treat
and this year- I mixed things up a bit and tried something new
and made these cookies with a little twist.

It all started with a recipe for fudge cookies
and went wild and crazy from there
and involved peanut butter cups, mint kisses & snicker bar bits

Sharing the recipe- but don't hold me responsible 
for the can't stop nibbling that might result

Fudge cookie recipe 


1 (12-oz.) pkg. (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
2 cups all purpose or unbleached flour
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts, if desired
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 oz. white chocolate baking bar or vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
1 teaspoon shortening or oil

Your choice extras- or invent your own option:  ;)

Hershey's Hugs or Mint Kisses
Reese's Mini Peanut butter cups
Snicker bar bits

Heat oven to 350°F. 
In saucepan, combine chocolate chips and margarine and heat while stirring over very low heat until chips are melted and smooth. 
Mixture will be stiff- not creamy- then add the sweetened condensed milk and mix well.

In large bowl, combine the flour, nuts, chocolate mixture and vanilla and mix well. 

Then shape 1 tablespoon dough around each candy by rolling in your hands 
making sure to cover the candy completely
and then place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake the cookies at 350°F for 6 to 8 minutes 
but make sure you do not over bake.
The cookies will be soft and appear shiny  but will become firm as they cool
Remove from cookie sheets (carefully) and cool 15 minutes 

{I interrupt this recipe to encourage you to try one of these after they cool enough to handle
but are warm and the candy is a bit gooey yet.}

While baking -combine baking bar and shortening in a small saucepan and cook while stirring over low heat until melted and smooth.
 Drizzle over cooled cookies and let them stand until set. 
Store in tightly covered container.

I placed each cookie into a paper liner
but you can always leave them just as they are.

These are definitely favorite cookies
and I honestly couldn't recommend one candy center over the other
because they are all pretty darn amazing.

Are you looking for more delicious inspiration? Well, you are in luck!!
I am joining 33 other bloggers in sharing some of our favorite 
sweets and treats today

Don't those all look amazing?
Click on over and visit each of them for more delicious inspiration
and recipes for entertaining and enjoying!

Candy Cane Marshmallow Treats from My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Peppermint Chocolate Cream Pie from Domestically Speaking 
Cake Mix in a Mug Gift from Cupcakes and Crinoline
Peppermint S’Mores Brownies from Yellow Bliss Road
Chocolate Toffee Bark from Setting for Four 
My Favorite Sugar Cookies from Stone Gable 
Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Dip from A Pumpkin & A Princess
Christmas Snowman Sundaes from ‎An Extraordinary Day 
  Rocky Road Candy from A Night Owl
The Original Fantasy Fudge from At The Picket Fence
Tiger Butter Bark from Uncommon Designs 
The Easiest Holiday Cookie Ever from Top This Top That
Christmas Ornament Cupcakes from Sweet Rose Studio 
Carrot Cake Mix Cookies from Sweet C's Designs
Peppermint Donuts from Yesterday on Tuesday 
Gluten Free Rum Cake from Inspiration for Moms
Caramel Popcorn Chocolate Bark from Clean and Scentsible 
Andes Fudge from Eclectic Mom Sense 
Fudgy Candy Bites from French Country Cottage
Christmas Parfait from Clever Pink Pirate 
Salted Caramels from Frenchie
Cranberry Bliss Bars from Food, Folks and Fun
Peppermint Bark Candy from Live Laugh Rowe
Cinnamon Rolls from Unskinny Boppy
Banana Caramel Crunch Bites from Nibbles By Nic 
Apricot Pockets from Redhead Can Decorate
Rocky Road Fudge from Ella Claire
Peppermint Chocolate Fudge from Crazy Little Projects
Triple Chocolate Peanut Clusters from Major Hoff Takes A Wife
  Christmas Trifle from Town and Country Living

Happy Sunday everyone!

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  1. I would have a very hard time keeping myself from overindulging if I made these. I can taste them now!🍪

  2. I would eat them all myself, lol! Yummy!

  3. It's so hard to resist a yummy treat (or a lot of them!) this time of year, these look wonderful !!

    xo, Tanya

  4. These look yummy! Thank you for the recipe. Merry Christmas!

  5. Scrumptious-delisiosa..have no idea if that's a word…but it is now ;) Merry Christmas, talented Courtney!

  6. I LOVE that picture with the white lights in the background! Awesome job!

  7. Looks great! Happy Holidays!

  8. They look delicious and I can already see the scale creeping upwards!! But oh it would be worth it!

  9. Oh! they look so good,maybe just a few won't get to me,oh well after Christmas i can eat veggies and salad,have a great day.

  10. Those look incredible, Courtney!

  11. Oh yum! I think I'd eat them all before I had a chance to give any away. Pinned!

  12. These would satisfy my sweet tooth in a hurry!! Thanks for sharing your recipe Courtney! Pinned!