Candy Cane Cookies dipped in Chocolate
Here's a long overdue post on my favorite cookies. I know I'm late, but if you have leftover candy canes lying around, they're perfect!
These have candy canes ground up in the dough, and then I dipped them in semisweet chocolate and added more crushed canes on top. Deeeeelish. I had a hard time staying away from these..
The recipe was found here. The second I saw it, I dropped all plans and made them. The dough made quite a bit, and I even mailed some out to friends!
The cookies spread a bit so give space on the tray, and the cookie turned out perfectly soft and chewy, just as I like it.
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 1/4 stick of butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup ground candy canes
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Melt the butter and then beat it with the sugar, and slowly incorporate everything else until it turns into a dough.
Roll into small balls (size to your liking) and put them on a baking sheet, with some space apart.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the edges are golden.
When cooled, dip in semisweet chocolate and sprinkle with candy canes.
I've had such a crazy week! All my guests left and I had my first day of class :)
I did have the best weekend ever though.
Pat drove up with me and we discovered a great little joint in downtown STL called The Local Harvest Cafe. It was so yummy, especially on a freezing day.
HLi and Sonya visited and we ate delicious food, most of which I forgot to photograph because if I had stepped out to grab my camera, there wouldn't have been any left for me! First we went out for all you can eat sushi.
HLi made alfredo pasta from scratch one of the nights... then a baked truffle mac n cheese dish...
Joe made ribs (15 lbs of it!) and then we made vietnamese spring roll wraps... We also made french toast with a Grand Marnier sauce, and went out for crepes on the last day.
I also discovered that wine can be rather tasty!
We went a little crazy with the wine this weekend, after discovering a cute little wine store. I was most in love with the Moscato D'Asti... sweet and bubbly, just like I like it! I'm starting to finally understand the wine craze...
The most epic feast had to be the duck though... I have been craving Peking duck since I went to Beijing and had it there. HLi actually had a recipe and had made it before. It tasted just like the one I had in China! Words cannot describe how happy this made me. Not to mention getting to eat duck fried rice the next day with the leftovers!
The process was long, since we had to give it a honey/soy bath the night before and then leave it to hang overnight to dry out (please note our imaginative style of "hanging" the ducks in the apt) and then we made these thin pancake/crepes that you roll the duck in, after adding hoisin sauce, carrots, cucumber, and green onions! Beyond amazing. Be jealous.
So yes, that was just from one weekend. And now I should probably go work off those pounds I just put on :)