Thursday, July 8, 2010
Christmas in July
Growing up, my Mom always made the best Christmas cookies and treats. My personal favorite was always her peppermint bark. She would make white chocolate covered pretzels, and then use the remaining chocolate and crushed candy canes to make peppermint bark. The combination of those two flavors is AMAZING. Every year she had a challenge trying to keep me away from these long enough to get them in the containers to go to people. I decided that I would take these same flavors and make a cookie. Besides tasting great, this can be a fun recipe to make with kids or grandkids. Girls will enjoy the pink color of the cookies, and boys can enjoy smashing the candy canes. You'll want to keep an eye on them to make sure there are no smashed fingers, though
Peppermint White Chocolate Cookies
1 C butter
2 C sugar
1 C buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 C flour
1 1/3 C crushed peppermint candy (candy canes, starlight mints, whatever)
12oz white baking chocolate
Preheat oven to 375F
1. Beat butter until fluffy. Add sugar, beat until mixed. Add eggs and buttermilk, beat until smooth. Add vanilla, baking soda, beat until mixed. Mix in flour 1C or so at a time until combined. Use spatula to fold in crushed candy.
2. Drop onto cookie sheets in approximately 1.5 tbsp size
3. Cook 10-12 minutes
4. Put on rack to cool.
5. Melt white chocolate per package instructions (I used the microwave instructions). Dip the top of each cookie into the chocolate.
You can now find these cookies on our Etsy store!