The Old Tattered Flag

Sunday, December 23, 2012

#11 in "the 12 days of Cookies"

Oh my gosh, I can't believe that tomorrow is Christmas Eve.  Every year I say I'm really going to enjoy the holidays and not get caught up in the rush and madness of it.  I did take the time to enjoy some things this year, but we still do get caught up in it all.  I am up late tonight drawing my mother some new patterns for Christmas and I"m still not done...

But anyway!!!!  Today's cookie isn't really a cookie, but it's a real crowd pleaser and I just had to share it with you.  A few years ago I made a Cream Puff tree for a party we had and no one touched it!!!!  They all said it was too pretty to mess up, so, I being the gracious host, started it off. :)  Someone had to dig in!!  
There is no baking in this, you can buy the little cream puffs at any grocery store.  I recommend buying two boxes could use three if you are doing a really big tree.  While they are still somewhat frozen, put them on a toothpick and then push into a stryrofoam tree.  Start from the bottom and go up.  Once the tree is covered, drizzle from the top with chocolate frosting.  I used a store bought frosting and microwaved it for about 1 minute so it would drizzle nicely.  I then topped it off with an orange that I cut in the shape of a star.  If you are lucky enough to have star fruit in your area, those work best.  You can then sprinkle with powdered sugar to represent snow if you'd like and even go so far as to decorate further with maraschino cherries.  This one is so tasty and pretty!!

Cream Puff Tree
Until next time.......

1 comment:

moosecraft said...

Wow! This looks decadent! I'm going to try this one! Thanks so much for taking the time to share all of these yummy recipes! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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