I love my daily read about Charlie’s life over at Hotly Spiced. I commend Charlie for being such an incredible mom to her 3 children who keep her on her toes 24 x 7. Do pop over for a read, Charlie always has the most wonderful stories and recipes to share.
The recipe calls for making 6 logs but I made 8. Good thing too as I can make the deliciousness stretch a wee bit further. I didn’t have any green glacé cherries on hand so sadly my logs aren’t decorated with holly and are not as elegantly covered with the chocolate as Charlie’s. No matter as they still taste fabulous.
These make for perfect Christmas gifts wrapped in clear cellophane tied with festive ribbon.
Charlie’s Mom’s Christmas Whiskey Logs
400g plain biscuits – I used Marie Biscuits
125g butter chopped
1 cup icing sugar
½ cup whiskey
100g chocolate chips
100g glacé cherries halved plus a few extra to make holly
200g dried fruit – I used bakers mix
200g dark chocolate
- Crush the biscuits and set aside.
- Beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy and mix in the egg, whiskey, biscuits, chocolate, cherries and dried fruit.
- Roll into 6 evenly sized logs, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for a few hours.
- Melt the chocolate using a double boiler and cover each log in chocolate. Allow to cool and set in the fridge.
Note: It is easier to coat the top, sides and ends of the logs first, then place on baking paper, put in the fridge until the chocolate has set, then remove from the fridge and turn upside down to coat the under-side of the logs.
- To serve, cut into slices with a hot knife.
Wouldn’t you know it I’m on a diet at the worst time of the year but I have resolved that Christmas Day will be the exception. I have been collecting and baking for the last two weeks in anticipation of Christmas Day and this treat is definitely on the baking list this weekend! YUM!
Hi Des, so lovely to hear from you. You are going to love these, they are frightfully addictive and moreish, well worth interrupting your diet for. Much love to you and the family. 🙂 xo
This recipe caught my eye over at Charlie’s place and you’ve done it again here. I don’t know, though, whether to make more, like you did, or even less than Charlie did. I fear that the smaller the loaf, the more likely one – or heaven forbid three — will end up missing by the next morning. Delicious sweet things have a way of disappearing overnight. Between you and me, I think this place is haunted by spirits with a sweet tooth. Shhh!
*In a whisper*, I won’t tell anybody as it seems I have the same haunted spirits here. :-O
Have a fabulous day John. 🙂 xo
Wow that sounds incredibly easy and super delicious. I want to try that if I can find the cherries here. I agree with John, I think these little logs would play disappearing tricks and no evidence would be left except for a chocolate rim around my teenagers lips. Have a super weekend. BAM
I am sure they would still be fabulous without the cherries Bam. I think you should have a section in your fridge under lock and key so you can safe guard a few treats for yourself. 😉 Have a super weekend too. 🙂 xo
Mandy, you are brilliant! I need a lockable refrigerator/freezer and I am the only one that know the combination lock.
Can you just imagine what your teenagers would say to the idea of a locked fridge! Good luck with that. 😉 Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂
Can I pre-order a dozen for our trip in a couple weeks? 🙂
Will have to see what I can do Sim. Looking forward to having you and the family stay with us. 🙂 xo
Mmm I bookmarked her recipe too god they look incredible all over again!
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You are so kind CCU! I was a bit worried I didn’t do them any justice with my shoddy chocolate covering skills. Have a lovely day. 🙂
Oh yum Mandy! I’m so glad you’re reading my mind right now 🙂 I’m ready, able and willing to give these a shot. They’re perfect for my craving I’ve been having this week. 🙂
Your pictures are sooooooo good, i feel like I can reach into the monitor and just pick one up. And eat!
Sarah you are too kind, thank you. Hope you get a chance to make these. Have a super day. 🙂 xo
Ooh wow they look good! And a great reminder to pop over to Charlie´s fabulous blog 🙂
Thanks Tanya. Have an awesome day. 🙂 xo
Read about these over at Charlie’s as well…really wish I had one to enjoy right now.
Think I will be making these year round Jed. Have a great weekend. 🙂
Thanks so much Mandy for your kind words about my blog! I’m glad you enjoy the horror stories! I’m so pleased you tried this recipe and you have had a great looking result. I’ll have to tell my mother – she’ll be very proud! It’s been so difficult to source green cherries this year. I don’t know what the problem is. I’ve been able to buy just a few for my Christmas cakes. Spying them in the cake will be like trying to find pennies in a Christmas pudding! Thanks again for your lovely post xx
Thanks Charlie, I was a wee bit worried you were going to be insulted with my finished result! Good to know they are up to standard. How odd about the green cherries. They are readily available here – wonder what it would cost to send some over to you? Although I do like the challenge of finding green cherries like pennies. 😉 Thank you for this fabulous recipe! Have a beautiful weekend. 🙂 xo
These logs look incredibly delicious and festive!
You would love them Angie. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
They look beautiful and sound delicious, thanks for sharing 🙂
These really are well worth making Giovanna – a crowd pleaser. Have a great weekend. 🙂
Mandy, ‘those are the most DEeelish LOGs I’ve ever seen in my life! Puurrfect for Christmas.
Kim, you are such a Sweetiepie! Have a beautiful weekend and hope you get a chance to make these very moreish logs for your holidays. 🙂 xoxoxo
these look absolutely divine!
Thanks Tandy. They really are delicious. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂 xo
I need one of those logs, now please Mands ♥
I’m on my way – put the kettle on! 🙂 xo
I remember seeing these at Charlie’s blog and thinking I’d like to make them…then I forgot. Thank you for reminding me, and yours look as delicious as hers did, even minus the decoration. My only worry is that they’d never make it out of the house as gifts! 😉
These definitely have the “not-gonna-leave-the-house” flavour to them Betsy. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂
I love Charlie’s blog too! This would make a great holiday gift. Hope all is well Mandy! Happy weekend. 🙂
Everybody who has tasted these want me to make more – they are that good! Have a lovely week ahead Kristy. 🙂 xo
I so enjoy Charlie’s stories too! She’d be a great neighbor and friend to have close by!! And I do remember seeing these! I’m so glad you tried the recipe as I remember making a mental note to make them also! I agree they would make a great foodie gift!
I have already added these ingredients to my shopping list so I can make them again, they are that much of a hit. have a lovely week. 🙂
How much cooler does than sound than a yule log. I envision bumper stickers: My whiskey log can beat up your yule log. Or my whiskey log is drunker than your creepy uncle.
That bumper sticker would not be telling a lie Greg, cause these win hands down. Have a great week. 🙂
I love your idea of making these as gifts & usually do cinnamon rolls for the neighbors. They’re very time consuming though & since I like giving them still warm from the oven, it’s always a last minute & late night. Might just be doing a change-up this year.
Thank you for the tip about checking out Charlie’s blog. Always appreciate good referrals & will need to check her other posts too.
Cinnamon rolls sound heavenly Diane. Wish I was one of your neighbours. These are a fantastic alternative and even better that you can make them ahead of time. Have a happy week ahead. 🙂
That’s exactly what caught my eye – I could make them up ahead of time & even make some extra for those unexpected last minute gifts. Then we can hoard all the cinnamon rolls for ourselves.
Perfect plan Diane. 😉
okay besides the fact that they sound absolutely amazing! I just love love love the name!
They are DIVINE Belle, it’s is incredible that everybody who has has a taste wants me to make them a batch. I could go into business selling these! Have a super day. 🙂 xo