Trifle is always a popular holiday dessert- it feeds a crowd and is made well ahead of time, with no last minute preparation. Frozen berries are an economical alternative to the usual fresh berries- and they are always ripe.
Strawberry Dulce de Leche Trifle
Melt in Your Mouth Shortbread Cookies
This fabulously tender shortbread is made in the food processor to ease preparation; be careful though as over processing dough will cause the dough to become greasy and the butter will melt out as they bake.
Mincemeat Pinwheel Cookies
Pinwheel cookies are a Christmas classic. This version uses pre-rolled puff pastry as the dough, and seasonal mincemeat as the filling. Much easier than the traditional version with two colours of home-made cookie dough stacked and rolled.
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Cookies
Melted chocolate makes this drop cookie extra delicious. Look for dried cherries in the bulk area of the grocery store.
Cranberry Brie en Croûte
“En croûte” simply means encased in pastry, a delicious way to present a whole Brie on a special occasion.