Monday, December 3, 2012

All I Want for Christmas!

Ah, Christmas time!  One of my faaavoritte times of the year.  I love Christmas!  I love the decorations, the scents and the smells.  And quite honestly, I cannot get around the whole Christmas season without a little bit of peppermint.
It seems that these days, it's all that I want.  Whether it's a cup of peppermint hot cocoa or a little minty-mint in my eggnog....I'm gaga over Christmas & peppermint this year!
Hence, my facsination with this recipe: My Red & White Peppermint Delights.  These babies are as easy as pie.  No really!

Here's what you'll need:
Chemeeka's Peppermint Cookie Treats
* one package of sugar cookie mix
* one teaspoon of peppermint extract
* half a teaspoon of peppermint extract (two separate places in the recipe)
* one bag of red candy wafers
* white sprinkles
Prepare your package of sugar cookie mix according to the instructions, and add in one teaspoon of peppermint extract to the mix.  Bake according to the instructions.  Let the cookies cool completely on a cookie sheet or in an air-tight container.
 Once the cookies have completely cooled, begin working on your frosting.  Melt an entire bag of Wilton or name brand red candy wafers in the microwave for one minute on high heat.  Stir.  And place back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.  Remove from the microwave and even if the wafers are not completely melted, continue to stir until any lumps have become smooth.  Add half teaspoon of peppermint extract.  Frost each cookie with your peppermint-flavored red melts and cover with sprinkles right away.
Place the cookies on a shallow cookie sheet in the fridge for 20 minutes to set. 
And there you have the most delicious, easy-to-make, fun-to-look-at, put-you-in-the-holiday-spirit, if there ever was one, cookie.
Happy Holidays Everyone!
xo Chemeeka

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