Basin Harbor Club and Resort Lake Champlain, Vermont

Christmas Cookies. A Baker’s Dozen.

Posted on December 18, 2012

Being a three season resort has its pros and cons. We really enjoy the respite of the winter months, where the daily routine is dog walking, dog dodging and office chatter. It’s all about the planning and the looking ahead. Thinking sun and fun in the frozen surroundings of the lake, all the while praying for snow. One of the things I miss the most I think is being able to decorate for Christmas. Sharing the beauty of Christmas with our guests and dressing up the Lodge and other buildings with evergreen and ribbons, winter berry and glitter.

So we/I compensate by baking Christmas cookies and playing Christmas carols all day long. Our 12 Days of Cookies series, by no means an original idea, is a wonderful outlet for us to reach out and touch our guests. Today, we are sharing a classic and the 13th recipe of the year. Jerry from the Golf Shop made these for our annual Christmas party and they were delish.

If you want to jump in on the rest of the cookie emails, sign up here. Visit our website for the past two years recipes. Merry Christmas and many happy nibblings! ~ Jen

Peanut Butter Balls
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter or 3 tablespoons margarine, softened
1 lb dipping chocolate or 1 lb confectioner’s coating

1.Stir together powdered sugar, peanut butter and butter until well mixed.
2.Shape peanut butter mixture into 1 inch balls, placing them on a baking sheet covered with waxed paper.
3.Let balls stand for 20 minutes until dry.
4.Melt the dipping chocolate or confectioners’ coating.
5.Drop balls one at a time in melted chocolate.
6.Using a fork, remove from the chocolate, letting excess chocolate drip off.
7.Place back on the waxed paper.
8.Let stand until dry.
9.Store tightly covered in a cool dry place