Christmas has come and gone, but I still wanted to take the time to post what my mom and I baked this year. We usually try to keep it pretty simple (one type of cookies, marshmallows, maybe some truffles), but this year we went all out! Don’t believe me? Just read the list.
Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies – These are all pretty standard cookies, I’m pretty sure you could find recipes for these anywhere. We actually cheated and made these from the little packs you can buy at Target because we had limited time, but they tasted pretty good so no harm done.
Chocolate Mint Chip Cookie Bars – These are pretty standard cookie bars, just substitute mint chocolate chips instead of just chocolate. Colin’s mom actually ended up making some very similar cookie bars, but instead of mint chips she used butterscotch. They were equally heavenly. :9
Chocolate-Covered Oreo Pops – These were so easy to make, but sooooo delicious. Just pop in the lollipop sticks, dip the Oreos in melted chocolate, sprinkle with a fun topping (ie: broken candy canes, sprinkles, chopped nuts) and then wait for them to set! You could exclude the lollipop stick, but in my opinion they look so much cute this way. Bonus: they’re easier to eat!
Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats (via A Cozy Kitchen) – These were my surprise favorite of the bunch. I knew I was going to like them (salted caramel, how could you not?), but I never thought in a million years that I would prefer them to a cookie dipped in chocolate. I guess that makes me a grown-up now?
Peppermint Marshmallows (with Chocolate) – It’s become tradition for me to make homemade marshmallows every Christmas, so they’re not really a big surprise on this list. This year though, I decided to try a little spin on my classic treat. I know, I know peppermint marshmallows aren’t anything new, but this was my first time trying it, so there. I was going to make a recipe, but someone already beat me to it. Just follow this recipe (food coloring optional) and then the next day cut them out, slather them with chocolate and dust them with crushed candy canes.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels – Dip the pretzel in melted chocolate. Duh! These make for awesome filler. Got and empty space? Just throw in a few pretzels.
Chocolate Truffles – Now these are the only things that we made that I didn’t help with, so I’m not really sure what to say. I just know that my mom followed this recipe. Also, they were pretty yummy.
Can you tell we like chocolate? :9