4 Easy Holiday Treats to Bake for Your Company's Holiday Party
By nataliebracco on November 25, 2013
The big company party is coming up! Unfortunately, you're the worst cook in the world. Rather than swinging by the store and picking something up and pretending you made it, try actually making something this year. Holiday treats can be fairly easy to create, and if you somehow manage to screw them up, they're still usually delicious. Here are a few easy holiday treats that you can bake for your company's next holiday party.
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This treat is amazing and feeds a lot of people. You'll need three 10 oz. cans of refrigerated biscuit dough, two cups of white sugar, four tablespoons of ground cinnamon, a fourth of a cup of melted butter, and half a cup of chopped pecans. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Combined the sugar, cinnamon, and a dash of salt, then cut each biscuit into four pieces. Put the biscuits into the mixture a few at a time, then arrange them in layers.
Heat the butter in a small saucepan, stir the sugar mixture and pecans into the hot butter, then pour the mixture over the biscuit pieces. Bake it in the oven for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. You may need to browse some perfect Christmas appetizers ideas to hold guests over while they wait on this to cook.
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If you're feeling particularly lazy, you could make the classic pretzel turtles. All this will require is 20 mini pretzels, 20 chocolate covered caramel candies (or whatever you prefer), and 20 pecan halves. You'll need to preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Put pretzels down on the sheet, then place a chocolate candy on them.
Bake this for four minutes. When the candy is warm, put a pecan on each candy covered pretzel and press down on it a bit. Make sure to let them cool down before you give one a taste test!
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Sometimes it's best to go with a classic choice. These sugar cookies are fairly easy to make, but you'll need several ingredients. You'll need two and three-quarters cups of all-purpose flour, one and a half cups of white sugar, an egg, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a teaspoon of baking soda, half a teaspoon of baking powder, and a cup of softened butter.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and stir the flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, mix the butter and sugar until it's smooth, then beat the egg and vanilla into the mixture. Blend in the dry ingredients. Take the dough and roll it into small balls, then place those onto an ungrased cookie sheet. Bake them for either eight to ten minutes or until they're golden.
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Stick with a classic for your next company party! You'll need four and a half cups of all-purpose flour, two packages of instant vanilla pudding mix (three or four oz), two teaspoons of baking soda, four eggs, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, two cups of softened butter, a cup and a half of packed brown sugar, four cups of semisweet chocolate chips (or whatever kind you want to use), and half a cup of white sugar. You'll need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift the flour and baking soda together, then set them aside.
Mix the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar together in a large bowl. Mix in the instant putting mix until it's completely blended, then stir the eggs and vanilla in. Blend the flour in. Lastly, mix the chocolate chips in, then drop the cookies in spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Let them bake for ten minutes or so or until they're golden brown. Unlike the other things on this list, these are appropriate all year! Don't let the large amount of ingredients fool you, these are very easy to make.
Hopefully your next snack at the company's holiday party will be a hit! What do you usually make for company holiday parties, and what gave you the idea? Leave a comment below and let us know!
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