Merry Christmas Eve Eve Eve Eve!! Yesterday I caught myself getting extremely frazzled over the hustle and bustle of this week that I was completely losing sight of what Christmas is truly about. I literally had to stop myself and have a come to Jesus meeting in my parked car! All of my come to Jesus meetings happen in the car for some reason!
Two of my biggest strengths are also two of my biggest weaknesses: perfectionism and people pleasing. Like so many women that I know, I have this burning (and sometimes annoying) desire to please people. But not only to please people, to PERFECTLY please people. Here is a good example. If I’m sending a gift to someone I want the wrapping paper to be folded just right and then the bow or accessory to perfectly compliment the paper. But it doesn’t end there.. I want all of the presents under my tree to perfectly compliment each other. Sounds crazy, I know. You can just imagine how this translates into making Christmas candy.
I found myself thinking I was going to make a tin of Christmas candy for every one of mine and Michael’s coworkers. About halfway through I realized this was quite a daunting task and made some necessary but unwanted adjustments. Therefore, the come to Jesus meeting.
Long story short, I had to remind myself to slow down and enjoy this Christmas season. It goes by so quickly and is so easy to get caught up in the gifts, baking, and bustle that surrounds us. So as I remind myself to slow down and thank the Lord for sending his precious Son I can’t help but think that some of you may need that reminder too!
Now onto one of the too many candies that I have been busy with… Snickerdoodle Truffles. All of the cinnamon goodness of a snickerdoodle cookie mixed with cream cheese and covered in white chocolate.. Need I say more? These no bake truffles are so easy and only 4 ingredients (3 if you don’t count the sprinkles)! You of course can make your own snickerdoodle cookies but I just used some from my local bakery to save time!
To make these sweet little truffles place your cookies through a food processor until all you have left are crumbs. Mix the room temperature cream cheese in with the crumbs until the mixture can be rolled into balls. Shape the mixture into 1-1 1/2 inch balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Place these in the freezer for 15 minutes in order for them to set. In a small bowl melt the white chocolate 30 seconds at a time while stirring in between until smooth. One at a time dip the cookie balls into the chocolate. I found that using a small spoon to remove the cookie balls and then holding it on the side of the bowl with the spoon for a few seconds to remove the excess chocolate produced the prettiest truffles. Place back onto the parchment paper and top with sprinkles immediately in order for them to stick to the chocolate. Let chocolate harden (the chocolate will harden very quickly since the cookie balls have been in the freezer) and enjoy!
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”