By Rosie Moore

Kroger’s is my favorite place to do my grocery shopping and they reward me by sending me money-saving coupons and also delicious recipes. Thanksgiving has gone by and I know some of you have baked cookies but now it’s time to do some serious cookie-baking for Christmas. Instead of the usual chocolate chip, peanut butter, and sugar cookies, here is a recipe for something different.

Chocolate-Walnut Triangles

First you have to make a basic cookie dough:

1-3/4 sticks ( 14 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened.

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon table salt

1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 large egg

2 cups all-purpose flour.

Now add to that 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 cup finely chopped walnuts. Mix briefly until incorporated. Divide dough in half. Form each half into ten inch log and wrap in parchment. Press logs into long triangles. Chill until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 deg. Cut logs crosswise into 1/4 inch slices. Place on parchment lined baking sheets 2 inches apart. Bake until barely brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on sheets, 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks. Makes 4-5 dozen.

Now, if you have any left-over turkey, it can be a delicious addition to a creamy broccoli and cheddar cheese casserole.

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1 small onion, diced

8 oz. sliced mushrooms

1 can (14 oz.) cream of mushroom soup

1/ c. 2% milk

1/2 c. light sour cream

4 cups cooked turkey, diced

2 cups broccoli florets

Salt and pepper to taste.

Cooking spray

8 oz. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 deg. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for five minutes then add mushrooms and sauté 3 minutes, or until softened. Add cream of mushroom soup, milk and sour cream, stirring to combine. Stir in turkey and broccoli florets, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Coat 8×8 casserole dish with cooking spray, and pour mixture into dish. Sprinkle cheddar cheese overtop. Bake, uncovered for 20 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Thought for the day: It is not good for all our wishes to be fulfilled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil the value of good; through hunger, the value of food, through exertion, the value of rest.   Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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