If you love to cook and love eating good food, then you will love my pages. I was born and raised in the deep South. That is where we love drinking sweet tea and eating fresh green beans cooked with bacon. The recipes are not all "mine" but are recipes that I seem to want to cook repeatedly. I hope you enjoy and are inspired to try them yourself.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Peppermint Crunch Cookies
1 Cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 Cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon fine salt
1/2 Cup oatmeal
4 squares almond bark
6 candy canes, crushed
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Combine the flour, salt, and oatmeal in a bowl with a whisk. Set aside.
Cream together the butter and powdered sugar.
Add the vanilla to the butter mixture and gradually add the dry ingredients.
Roll into 3/4 inch balls and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet ( I line mine with a silicon mat) for about 20 minutes. Stay close as they will burn easily.
Allow to cool completely. Melt the almond bark in a microwave proof bowl for approximately 3 minutes stirring after each minute. Add the crushed peppermints to another bowl. Dip the cooled cookie in the melted almond bark and then the crushed peppermint. Allow to dry on a baking rack.