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Chicken Cheese Ball

This recipe is from Mom’s personal collection. Its origin is lost to the mysteries of time. Chicken Cheese Ball is the first of my 25 Appetizers of Christmas.

Ingredients

  • 2 – 8 oz. pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 – 10 oz. can chicken breast, drained
  • 1 pkg. dry Itallian dressing mix
  • ½ cup Chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients but pecans, then roll chicken cheese ball in chopped pecans to coat.
  2. Refrigerate until firm.
  3. Serve with crackers.

Variations

  • You can also combine the pecans into the chicken cheese ball mixture and spread into a dish. Refrigerate until firm and serve as a spread.

German Chocolate Cookie Bars

German chocolate cake converted to a cookie. German Chocolate Cookie Bars are the eighteenth of my 25 Cookies of Christmas.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg German chocolate cake mix (any brand)
  • 1 stick butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 container coconut pecan icing

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream eggs and butter.
  3. Add cake mix, and combine thoroughly.
  4. Stir in coconut and pecans.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto cookie sheet.
  6. Press a thumb into each cookie to make an indentation.
  7. Fill indentation with about a ½ tsp of coconut pecan icing.
  8. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. Cool on wire rack, and store in a tightly covered container.

Variations

  • Our family loves coconut and pecans so we include them in both the cookie and the icing. Omit the stir-ins from the cookies if you prefer.
  • Chop a bar of German Chocolate into small pieces and stir into the cookie batter (as you could stir in chocolate chips).

Butter Pecan Cookies

Butter pecan is another family favorite, and this cookie creates the perfect taste in a snap. Butter Pecan Cookies are the seventeenth of my 25 Cookies of Christmas.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg butter pecan cake mix (any brand)
  • 1 stick butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Spray 13″ x 9″ pan with nonstick spray.
  3. Cream eggs and butter together.
  4. Add cake mix and pecans. Batter will be stiff.
  5. Drop spoonfuls onto cookie sheet, and press lightly with the back of spoon to flatten.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Time Required: 45 minutes

Servings: 3 to 4 dozen