Our Christmas party is tomorrow, and my contribution is the cookie baking. Since I have work all day tomorrow, I had to make all of the cookies tonight. So as soon as I got home at around 8:00 PM, I got to work making ten dozen cookies!
Mint Sandwich Cookies
- 1 can of vanilla frosting (16 ounces)
- 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
- 3-5 drops of green food coloring
- 1 box of Ritz crackers
- 1 pound of chocolate candy coating
- 1 box of candy canes (12)
- In a bowl, combine the frosting, extract, and food coloring.
- Spread the frosting onto a cracker, then place another cracker on top. You're making a little sandwich. I just keep going until I run out of frosting, which will use almost all of the crackers in the box.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate. The package will have instructions on how best to melt it.
- Crush up the candy canes.
- Dip the cracker sandwiches into the chocolate (I use tongs) and sprinkle them with the crushed candy canes and let them set on some wax paper.d
Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 bag of chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix the butter and both sugars.
- Add the eggs.
- Add the flour mixture.
- Add the chocolate chips. Just dump the whole bag in. The more the merrier.
- Bake on a greased baking sheet for 10-12 minutes.
I also made the peanut butter cookies I love so much. Brian will be doing the gingerbread cookies tomorrow along with all of his appetizers. Luckily he has the day off to prepare for A Fancy Schmancy Christmas!