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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yule Love'em logs aka Cathedral Windows Bake Exchange recipe

As kids we loved these logs! A refrigerated slice that is ready for company! I do not have a lot of pics as I found this messy to make and was not planning to do it again..however my kids love them and they were well accepted at the bake exchange so here goes!

More of a candy than a cookie, slices of colored marshmallows create the "stained glass" in a chocolaty window surrounded by flaked coconut.

Makes about 60

1/4 pound butter or margarine
1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (I left these out as we did a nut-free exchange)
1 (12-ounce) package colored mini marshmallows (about 9 cups)
7 ounces sweetened grated coconut (about 2 cups)

Heat butter and chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth.( I used my microwave,just under 2 minutes,find that much friendlier then dealing with a double boiler!) Cool slightly. Toss marshmallows and nuts in a large bowl; stir in chocolate. Tear five 9-inch sheets of waxed paper and sprinkle each generously with coconut.(I used a mix of dessicated and shredded) Divide dough into fifths and place each fifth on a sheet of waxed paper. Roll tightly into 2-inch diameter logs(I had a bit of a struggle with this and used scotch tape to keep everything rolled up tight!) and refrigerate overnight(I cooled in the fridge and then transferred to freezer) or until firm. Before serving, unwrap from waxed paper and cut into 1/2" slices.

Lovely wax-paper wrapped logs! Any one who has made these before and has any tips let me know! They are messy but worth it when you have neat slices of 'Cathedral Windows' lined up on your baking tray! They make me smile!
Also pictured are my 'famous'chocolate dipped marshmallows. The big boys named these Snowman Hats and the are a kids favorite! How too's coming soon!


  1. Those look really yummy! I'm always on the hunt for new recipes to try and Christmas time. I think I'm done baking for thie year...or mayabe not :)

  2. I just relized I have massive spelling errors in my comment :( toddler sitting on my lap trying to type too.

  3. I remember my friend making these for me when I was a teenager. I never had the recipe before, so I was thrilled to see this post. I have saved in it my "Christmas" file.

    Thanks for sharing!