Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Recipe Wednesday: Cookie Cutter Fudge


Gingerbread Men At Christmas. Some of our most treasured Christmas memories as a child is the way our mother would create a world of sweets for us. Not only sweet treats to eat, but she would make decorations that looked like sweets as well. We had visions of sugar plums dancing through our heads and gingerbread men were always somewhere to be found. Our love of gingerbread men carries over in to today's cookie cutter fudge recipe for you.





This is the fudge recipe we grew up on, and it is the one we still use today. It never fails. We always have success turning out a beautiful Christmas fudge using this recipe. We had some gingerbread men cookie cutters we wanted to use to cut the fudge and give as part of the gift. We found our inspiration at  the Betty Crocker website.


Assemble all your ingredients following the recipe on the back of Kraft Marshmallow Cream. We made a double batch. We lined a rimmed cookie baking sheet to pour the fudge in. Once the fudge was poured, we pressed down our cookie cutters into the fudge.


One we had our cookie cutters in the fudge, we used cupcake sprinkles to decorate the gingerbread men.


       All gingerbread men have a happy Christmas smile this time of year!


         We also used plain M&M's to decorate with as well.





When the fudge was set, we removed our gingerbread men to a plate to prepare them for some packaging.



We really love these red candy boxes this year we found at the craft store. We had some ribbon that was festive and wax paper.


Once our box was assembled, we cut to fit to pieces of wax paper per box. One to line the box, and one as a top sheet for the gingerbread men.


                        Lay the gingerbread men in to the box.


                     Cover with the second piece of wax paper.


                    Close the cover and get ready to tie up your boxes.


                             Each box gets a different ribbon.



You can find lots of free printable gift tags on line. PLUS, later today we have a post coming up that offers free printable gift tags that we would be great with this cookie cutter fudge idea. So check back with us!


If you are not gifting the fudge or eating it right away, store it in a air tight container in the fridge and take out about 20 minuets before serving.We hope you are inspired to  try out cookie cutter fudge making this Christmas! 

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth,
where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven , where moth and rust do not destroy,
and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is,
there your heart will be also."
Matthew 6:19-20

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2 comments:

  1. Cute! And I love how you wrapped each one in its own box.

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  2. What a great idea to give! I love it and it looks so yummy! I'd love for you to link up to my Feature Friday Linky Party

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/12/feature-friday-linky-party_15.html

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