Quick & Easy Festive Holiday Croissants are perfect for weekend brunches. Filled with pistachios, cranberries and drizzled with white chocolate, they represent the colours of the season in both taste and appearance.
Ok, so it is now November, and holiday season is officially here. Halloween is over, and the stores are full of Christmas EVERYTHING!! I know the majority of it was already there before, but now it is November….are you stressed? Have you started shopping (or even thought about it)? What about all that holiday baking, do you have a favourite cookie recipe?
Before we know it, we will be consumed by all the holiday festivities. Parties, baking, shopping. You know, your “to do” list will just keep getting longer and longer, and you will wonder if you will get it all done in time.
The Christmas music will be playing in the stores, and all the toy commercials will be getting the kids excited and driving parents nuts!! I can usually stay pretty calm and get myself organized. For whatever reason my husband decided to play Christmas music the day before Halloween. I will admit my heart skipped a beat, (or maybe a few), when I heard that coming up the stairway. Panic set in for just a few seconds. Are you ready for the hustle and bustle to begin?
We will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen over the next couple of months. All the wonderful smells of Christmas baking will soon be filling our homes with mouthwatering aromas. If your house is like mine, once things are baked, they are hidden away under lock and key. Seriously it would all be gone before the entertaining even started. There has to be something left for Santa!!
One of my favourite cookie recipes is Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies with White Chocolate & Pistachios. I could eat the whole batch myself. The flavour combination is great, and they freeze well too. Easier to hide away from early cookie stealers!!
Who doesn’t love fresh baked croissants? The aroma alone gets your mouth watering. Now just imagine a croissant filled with holiday flavours, then drizzled with white chocolate. Red, green and white just like the colours of Christmas.
With the help of that cute little Pillsbury dough boy, take some stress off yourself. These Quick & Easy Festive Holiday Croissants are perfect for your holiday brunches. Taking my favourite cookie recipe and turning it into a roll was such a great idea. So simple to make, and oh so delicious to eat. You will have a hard time just eating one, but hey it’s the holidays….that’s what all the gym memberships in January are for right?
Have you even started Christmas shopping yet? Are you one of those people that frantically runs around at the last minute, getting pushed and shoved, waiting in long lines with impatient shoppers? Somehow even the hearing Jingle Bells blaring though the store doesn’t seem to help with the holiday spirit when things start to get a little crazy.
Tired feet from walking the malls, arms hurting because you just can’t carry another shopping bag. Oh dear, I better stop thinking about this, panic will set in for sure. Thank goodness I have already bought 3 gifts.
After a busy day baking in the kitchen, or coming home after you just finished the “shop till you drop” experience, these croissants are a great way to relax with a holiday latte, while you tick a few things off that never ending “to do” list.
Quick & Easy Festive Holiday Croissants will be made several times in our kitchen over the next few months. I think I will even save one for Santa to take back to Mrs. Claus. She deserves a treat too. What are your favourite things to make/bake for the holidays?
P.S. I will admit I am totally excited about eggnog season…and having some Rum & Eggnog Lattes!!
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- 2 rolls of Pillsbury Grand Crescents (4 per roll)
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup roasted pistachios (chopped)
- 4 oz. white chocolate (melted for drizzle)
- 2 tbsp. decorating sugar
- Preheat oven to 375º F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment
- Unwrap rolls
- Sprinkle each roll pistachios and cranberries
- Roll into croissants and place on baking sheet
- Sprinkle with sugar, slightly tap with finger to stick on dough
- Bake for 15-17 minutes
- Remove from oven, cool slightly
- Place on cooling rack
- Melt chocolate and place in piping bag
- Drizzle over each croissant