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Holiday Treats

Make your next holiday party a hit with a pair of great recipes that won't bust your budget or your belt.

NUTTY HOLIDAY LOGS

 

This cookie is very easy to make but looks like it took all day! 

Each cookie has less than 50 calories!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup finely chopped walnuts

1/3 cup sugar

1 Tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

teaspoon ground cinnamon

teaspoon ground cloves

8 sheets phyllo dough, thawed (9x14in sheets)

Canola oil cooking spray

Chocolate, melted to drizzle on top

 

Directions:

   Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper

   To prepare logs:  Combine nuts, sugar, orange zest, and spices in small bowl.

   Place one sheet of phyllo dough on a clean, dry surface.  Coat thoroughly with cooking spray.  Top with another sheet of phyllo and coat with cooking spray. 

   Sprinkle of the nut mixture (about 1/3 cup) over the dough.

   Using a sharp knife, cut the large phyllo rectangle lengthwise into 3 strips and crosswise into 3 sections, making 9 smaller rectangles.

   Beginning at the short ends, loosely roll each strip into a neat log.  Repeat with the remaining dough and nut mixture.  

   Place the logs on the prepared baking sheets.  Spray tops lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle with sugar

   Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.  Let cool completely.

   Melt chocolate in small microwave-safe dish and drizzle chocolate over cooled nut logs.

SANTA HAT BROWINES 

These decorative brownies are sure to be a hit on your table!  A small bite of chocolate and a big bite of fruit create a delicious combination to this super simple dessert. 

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