Now that March has arrived …
I start thinking about green food for St. Patrick’s Day.
When I think of green dessert, the first flavor that comes to mind … is mint.
What goes with mint … chocolate of course!
I had leftover icing/frosting in the fridge … it just made sense to use it up! Since we had Mexican for dinner … mint with chocolate was a nice way to end the meal!
These cookies are so simple to assemble … I almost felt guilty when I told the family that I “made dessert” ;) (Please note that I said almost felt guilty)
MINT & CHIP SANDWICH COOKIES
- 1-1/2 cups white frosting
- Peppermint oil or peppermint extract (to taste)
- Leaf green gel paste food coloring
- 20 – 24 Chocolate wafer cookies (such as Nabisco Famous)
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup melted chocolate or candy melts
- edible shamrock decorations
- wax paper or parchment lined tray
- Flavor the icing with peppermint oil … the oil is very strong, start with a few drops and taste before adding more!
- Color the icing … start with a drop or two.
- Add chocolate chips to the icing and stir to combine.
- Take a chocolate wafer cookie … add a scoop of the icing mixture … place another wafer cookie on top … gently press down. Chill for a few minutes.
- Dip 1/2 of the cookie in melted chocolate and lay on prepared tray … lay shamrock decoration on melted chocolate. Chill for a few minutes and serve.
- Store cookies in an air tight container in the fridge. Makes 10 to 12 sandwich cookies.
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Are you surviving the cold/flu season?
The hubby and I have been passing viruses back and forth for about a month … we share everything! The dog even got sick :( I’m sure that this is the end of it :)
I finally ventured out of the house to do some shopping at Target … Kleenex, toilet paper, laundry soap, very exciting stuff ;) However, I was very excited when I found these …
Aren’t they cute? This is the first time that I have ever seen Heartzels!
Chips were on my shopping list … but the pretzels were the highlight of my shopping trip!
This is what I made …
Here is the best part … what is better than a Rolo on a pretzel? Answer … 3 Rolos on a pretzel!!! Yes … I said 3 Rolos ;) Just hang in there for a moment and I will explain …
This is what you will need …
- Mini twist pretzels
- Mini Rolos
- Red sanding sugar
In each bag of Heartzels (.7 oz.) were only about 9 whole heart shaped pretzels and some broken ones … so I used mini twist pretzels on the bottom of these little treats and Heartzels on the top.
- Heat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
- Lay mini twist pretzels on parchment and 3 mini Rolos on each pretzel … can you see the ♥ forming?
- Bake for 5 minutes.
- Remove from oven, top each with a Heartzel and gently press to slightly smash the Rolos, creating a little sandwich, sprinkle with red sugar immediately … chill for a few minutes or let sit at room temperature until chocolate hardens.
- Tap off all excess red sugar … don’t forget to save the extra sugar for another project!
Update 1-25-13 … I found an alternative to Heartzels today. These are made by Herr’s … chocolate covered pretzels! I hope these are easier to find … Target was my source …
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Today is a first … something other than a cupcake, marshmallow or some other sugar based treat.
First of all … Stephanie, I am sorry for making this sandwich without you. After we talked about it yesterday morning … I realized that I had all the ingredients at home … I made it … ate it … and loved it. In fact I just made another one for lunch today … and loved it again. If you are still speaking to me … call me and I’ll make one for you!
Now that I have gotten that off my chest … let me tell you about this sandwich.
A few years ago, I was in San Francisco the day after Thanksgiving. Boudin Bakery is known for their sourdough bread … it is soooo good. The turkey and cranberry sandwich caught my eye … but I wasn’t so sure about the onion and lettuce. I like turkey and cranberry together … even had it with cream cheese (also yummy). Let me just say … I was pleasantly surprised. It was wonderful!
This is what you will need …
- Sourdough bread (I buy Boudin at Costco)
- Sliced turkey
- Red onion
- Romaine lettuce
- Cranberry sauce
- Mayonnaise (I like light)
I know that you probably don’t need instructions on how to make a sandwich … but I took the photos … so here it goes …
Spread cranberry sauce on one slice of bread and mayonnaise on the other …
Layer turkey and red onion on the cranberry side …
Add the lettuce …then top with other slice of bread …
Eat the whole sandwich and think about Stephanie … I hope she got lunch yesterday.
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