Sunday, January 3, 2010
A Yummy Day
We had a bit of fun today making the Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Cookies posted on My Baking Addition. What fun! I should have taken a picture of the chocolate dipping part, but I was a little busy making sure that the cookies were the only thing being dipped! We used our left over almond bark - both chocolate and white - to dip them in, and our leftover candy canes inside and on top of the cookies. We used twice as many candy canes as she did, which used up all our leftovers. These are incredible cookies, but if I were to give one bit of advise, it would be to make sure to crush the candies pretty small. You have to roll the dough into a log, refrigerate it and cut it later, which was a crumbly mess thanks to my chunky candy cane pieces. I also think the ones with the candy cane "powder" on top look prettier. I doubled the peppermint oil and thought it really tasted great. If nothing else, the house smelled divine! There were a lot more chocolate ones than the picture shows, but they were done first, so guess what happened to them???
This is my soon to be 6 year old chef. His favorite things to cook include anything with sugar, but he loves to help with whatever I'll let him do. He has his very own race car apron, which I made for him maybe a year ago. I made a matching tote bag and pencil bag for him to carry his Bible, a notebook and pencils to church. He's very artistic, a ton of fun, very orderly, and usually pretty obedient ;) Yeah, usually. He loves to take care of his baby brother too. It was a fun day ... and yummy too!