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Braces-Friendly Holiday Recipes from Your Tucson Orthodontist!

Dec 23

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12/23/2014 7:12 PM  RssIcon

The holidays are our favorite time of the year at Doctor Smiles Orthodontics. One of our least favorite parts about the holidays however, are the sticky, chewy, sugary foods that come with it! Foods like candy canes, caramels, and nuts can really damage your orthodontic braces. This is why we decided to offer some fun, festive, braces-friendly treats to make you feel cozy this winter!

White Hot Chocolate



This recipe is sure to warm your soul and make you feel festive during the holidays and long after through winter! All you need is…

Ingredients:

-4 cups milk of choice
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-8 oz. white chocolate, chopped into small pieces
-Whipped cream for topping

Stir together the milk, chocolate and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium/low heat. Stirring occasionally, melt the white chocolate and bring the mixture to a simmer. (Do not let it boil) Remove from heat and serve immediately in your favorite coffee cup and top with whipped cream or a cinnamon stick for decoration! Feel free to add your own spin to this recipe with pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, or nutmeg while the mixture is simmering!

Red Velvet Box Cake Cookies



Cookies can be time consuming, especially when you have so many other things on your plate during the holidays! This is why we decided to help you skip a few steps and make delicious red velvet cookies that use a cake mix as the base!

Ingredients:

-1 box red velvet cake mix
-2 eggs
-6 tbs of butter, melted
-2 tsp lemon zest (optional)
-2/4 cups powdered sugar
-1 tsp cornstarch

To assemble, heat oven to 370 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Mix powdered sugar and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Set aside. Beat the eggs, butter and lemon zest together with a mixer. Then add the cake mix. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in the powdered sugar mixture so they are coated in white. Place cookies on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 7-9 minutes and allow to cool before eating. It’s that simple!

Enjoy the Holiday Season!

We hope you liked these recipes and we look forward to seeing everyone after the holidays. Feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment during your winter break.  Happy holidays!


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