December 18, 2018
‘C’ IS FOR COOKIE… AND CHRISTMAS!
If Thanksgiving is the holiday of pie, then Christmas is undoubtedly all about cookies. I love the tradition of sharing cookies and cookie recipes with friends, family, and neighbors. Cookie swaps are a festive, tasty, and low budget way of getting together and gifting during the holiday season. I love making these showstoppers as my contribution as they’re just a cut above the average cookie. If your kids still believe in Santa like mine, whip up a batch of these to leave out for ol’ Saint Nick… your significant other will appreciate it when they’re stealthily sneaking into the living room at 2 a.m.
MELT IN YOUR MOUTH
Peppermint and chocolate is a timeless flavor combination and one that’s perfectly frosty and sweet for the winter time. Bundle up with a batch of these Meltaways and a cup of peppermint hot cocoa to wash them down! Add your Christmas movie of choice, get a crackling fire going, and you’ve got a cozy holiday staycation all from the comfort of your own home. Wrapped up in a nice cookie tin, they also make the perfect homemade gift to extend some Christmas cheer.
The not-so-secret to these is the addition of not one, but two types of candy. I mean, it’s the season of giving so why not treat yourself?! To crush the peppermint candies, you can go one of two routes: put them in a large resealable bag and crush with a heavy-duty rolling pin or skillet, or pulse in a food processor (how fine of a texture is up to you). Tip: if you’re looking to skip the step completely, I have seen pre-crushed candy at World Market. I just love the finished look of these cookies because they scream “winter wonderland” with a light dusting of powdered sugar snow.