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Fall Treaties for Work

Thought I'd post the recipes I used.  Also I'm blogging this so I can add my pics later, and so I can link this up to BigOven.

However, it should be noted that on the pumpkin treats A) I did not use pre-made pie filling this time.  All they had was a can of pumkin so I added some stuff and made it tasty myself.  And B) I iced them with cream cheese/sugar/butter which I smashed/stirred together.  1 12-oz block of cream cheese, about a cup of sugar or maybe a little less, and 1/4 cup butter.

The base recipe:

Harry Potter's Pumpkin Pasties Recipe

1 (18 ounce) package of pre-made cookie dough (like Pillsbury)
1 (28 ounce) can pumpkin pie filling
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (optional)

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- cut cookie dough into 12 equal pieces and press into the cups of a muffin tin making sure to go up the sides.
- Fill with pumpkin pie filling-most likely you will have extra should you wish to make more.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove and let cool.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar and pie spice.

Pumpkin Pasties

Usually I roll the truffles in dark cocoa but this time I had plain.  Also I noticed some recipes out there call for adding butter and even sugar.  With truffles you really have to make them according to what tastes best to YOU.  Some people may like a different liquour in them, or even substitute that with more cream instead.  Some people may like more or less bitter/sweet chocolate.  I did not use the butter but I'm gonna try that next time.

Bailey’s Irish Cream Truffles

12 ounces Semi-sweet chocolate morsels
1/4 cup Heavy cream
1 tablespoon Sweet Butter
2 Egg yolks
1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream

Melt chocolate over low heat.  Add butter. Stir in Baileys and heavy cream together over very low heat, heating just until mixed.  Remove from heat.  Whisk in yolks, one at a time; mixture will thicken.

Refrigerate for a few hours, or overnight, until firm enough to shape. With spoon, make small balls. Roll in powdered sugar, then cocoa.

Baileys Irish Cream Truffles
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