Sunday, December 20, 2009

Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies

Here is a  cookie for any chocolate lover, peppermint lover and cookie lover ... Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cookies. I had so much fun making these heavenly morsels featured in my picture above. The recipe for the cookie itself... Chocolate Decadence... I found in SUNSET MAGAZINE and then chose to do the peppermint patty version. I loved making the peppermint filling... 4 tablespoons of milk, 3 cups of powdered sugar and a tablespoon of Peppermint Extract and presto... PEPPERMINT FILLING. Then, after sandwiching the DECADENCE COOKIES TOGETHER WITH THE PEPPERMINT FILLING you get to dip the cookie in CRUSHED CANDY CANES!!! This will definitely be a cookie I will make again!!! Hope you enjoy...  HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! xo

The recipe can be found "here" with other tantalizing cookie recipes.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Holiday Drinks

I am off to go get a warm holiday drink for the evening. Why is it all I crave are warm holiday drinks? I hope everyone has a delightful weekend.... Christmas is almost here!!! Ahh.. I love the holidays. xo
From the center to the right: Spicy Hot Chocolate, Spicy Mocha, Latte and another Spicy Mocha
Don't worry I shared!! 

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sisterly Love

My sister made these for me while I was studying for finals... ahhh sisterly love!!! Usually, I am the one making chocolate chip cookies when family comes over, so it was a real treat when my sister made cookies for me. She used the recipe on the back of all purpose flour and when we compared recipes her recipe asked for a cup more of flour.  At first, we thought YIKES that is way too much flour but... they turned out MONSTROUSLY YUMMY!! A secret to perfect chocolate chip cookies is melting the butter first before mixing it in. What are your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes? 
Also, hop on over to see a family story I shared about Christmas time here... 

Friday, December 4, 2009

little things

It's the little things that brighten my day and one little thing I can't live without happens to be.... flowers!! What are the little things that add cheer to your day?  I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!!!
Here's my list of little things, enjoy!! 
coffee in the morning 
crisp winter air
a good book
all of your comments.. they instantly add cheer to my day
 reading your blogs 
a conversation with a friend
scarves and mittens
long afternoon jogs
evening walks discovering my new neighborhood

Happy Friday!!! xo