Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Shortbread Caramel Cookie Flop was Better as a Trifle

I made it today for our early in the afternoon Christmas dinner.  It is layered chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, Snickers candy bars, pulverized shortbread cookies,

melted caramel from the cookies, and Hershey chocolate syrup, with a sprinkling of toffee bits. I only used half a pan of the flopped caramel shortbread cookies.  I froze the rest for some other concoction.

We ate early today so my son could make the 4.5 hr. drive home without traveling too long in the dark. He should be calling any time now to let me know he got home safely.

I am happy to report that I am done cooking for the next 12 days...well, except for very easy things like leftover turkey, soup, etc.  I have already invited people to dinner on Saturday, Jan. 6. So until then I am taking it easy in the kitchen. I have cooked more in the past five days than I have in years.  It was fun, but I am glad to be done.

I did not take many pics on Christmas Eve. I did take this one of my Mom with one of her gifts.
Can you tell she has a sweet tooth?  LOL.  That's a restaurant gift certificate attached to the huge box.

One niece always brings me a hostess gift of wine.  This year she brought a chocolate/red wine combo.
Thanks, Christine. I must admit I have never tried this, but it looks interesting.  Chris says it reminds her of Bailey's Irish Creme. I like that so I expect to enjoy this just  as much as the varieties she has given me in past years.  It is fun to try the wines she gets from vineyards near Lansing, MI where she lives.

DH and I are about to feast on a big turkey/dressing/cranberry sauce sandwich..........We have been waiting a long time to have turkey leftovers!


  1. Hi Zoey, Glad you flopped cookies made a great Trifle. If you like Bailey's Irish Cream, I'm sure you will like the chocolate wine. I've had it and it makes a great after dinner drink.

  2. Merry Christmas! Your mom is so cute! : ) Those Whitmans were packaged in Philly at one time. I've been wanting to try chocolate wine-yum. And glad your dessert could be made into some yummy. I was going to say that maybe the caramels were too large for the cookies. Who knows?
    We had two very busy days. We got nice gifts, but a tablet from Sean got a crack in the glass already and he's going to try and return it. Guess it would be better to save up for an Ipad someday.

  3. The trifle looks good and those caramels would fit it well. The wine does look interesting. Lovely photo of your mom.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  4. Zoey, just reading about your Christmas preparations made me tired. But what a fun time it must have been for all your guests! Your mom is a beautiful lady with those chocolates. (That would be my dream gift, too, lol.) I was thinking of you yesterday while I was mashing my pedestrian potatoes. Yes, that's right, here my assembled company had a meat 'n potatoes day--again. Nothing fancy and festive like yours!

    That trifle was gorgeous, too pretty to eat!

    Take a break now, dear lady, you deserve one.

  5. Well, what a great use for the flopped cookies- and no one would ever know it wasn't supposed to be that if you didn't tell them.

    Love the picture of your Mom with her "sampler". I'd say that was more of a smorgashboard! xo Diana

  6. Zoey, what a great pic of your Mom. You do look like her!
    Here we are eating leftover chicken, turkey wasn't on our menu. Trifle looks fantastic.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time together with family.

  7. HI ZOEY!!!

  8. Zoey! Your mom looks exactly like you!! Do folks tell you that all the time?
    What a great thing-to be able not to cook for 12 days!?
    Wish I could take 2 days off of cooking!


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