These Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti definitely have a deep chocolatey flavor without being overly sweet, with hints of salt and just the right amount of peppermint. They’re sneaky addicting. So be warned.
The nice folks from Pillsbury invited me, along with several bloggers, to create some great new cookie recipes for the holidays. I took the opportunity to enlist our teenage daughter to help create these Marshmallow Creme Filled Chocolate Dipped Sandwich Cookies. They were easy and fun. Although they may look at little complicated, they’re quite simple. Really! The most difficult (if you can call it difficult) thing is planning extra time for chilling in between steps.
For a while I’ve been wanting to adjust the recipe I use for chocolate skillet brownies, to make cookies. I finally got around to it this week, and couldn’t be more convinced that procrastination is a very bad thing. What was I waiting for? They turned out excellent! A solid chocolate-y win. The molasses of the dark brown sugar combines with the dark chocolate for a scrumptious cookie, with just the right hint of salt to balance the sweetness. They’re chewy and crunchy at the same time. And straight out of the oven? My, oh my …
In honor of my Thin Mint selling (and eating) days, and since it’s now March, which makes all things green and mint really popular, I caved and made a big giant Chocolate Mint Skillet Cookie/Brownie thing. It was quite a hit. The perfect balance of chocolate and mint and so very reminiscent of the Thin Mint that I almost cried.
Taking the party outside around a bonfire works well, but the weather doesn’t always cooperate, does it? For those times, I decided to try an alternative and make s’mores in the oven. It certainly doesn’t measure up to sitting around a cozy bonfire, roasting marshmallows, watching sparks swirl from the flames. But it’s a close second, and pretty simple too.
My mom makes these every year during the holidays, but they’re year round goodness if you ask me – like a blondie but with a crunchy shell, and a chewy inside. Not really sure where the name comes from, because, as far as I know, there isn’t anything inherently Chinese about these. If you know otherwise, please fill me in.
This Christmas cookie decorating idea is a tradition that my good friend, Denise, shared with me last weekend. She and her daughter, Carrie, came over to show me how they decorate sugar cookies every year with special paint. This easy and fun cookie decorating technique has become a family tradition that Denise’s mother started many years ago. This tradition is truly simple and sweet.