christmas blog challenge_ day 12 & 13

yesterday we had our annual rainwater family reunion & spent the rest of the day doing christmas shopping so i didn’t have time to do the blog challenge.

(oh also because i had to go get eclipse on dvd & watch it while i was working on final projects. yes, i am a nerd.)

day 12: decorations.

but, turns out, i don’t have any decorations. i guess because i’m still not a “real” adult & don’t have my big girl house/apartment/condo yet. i do have a tree, with all my owl ornaments on it, but it’s not finished yet (actually, sadly, it’s been sitting with all but one strand on of lights since monday. i’m a slacker) i’ll post a picture eventually…?

day 13: favorite cookie recipe.

have you ever had peppermint joe joe’s from trader joes?

if not, you’re really missing out, oreos (with peppermint filling) dipping in chocolate, with bits of candycane.

oh dear sunshine, they are AMAZING.


so i made my own recipe.

i found this recipe for homemade oreos first.

add 1 tsp. peppermint extract & a little bit of fine fine crushed peppermint pieces (really it’s your preference, actually following a recipe is not as fun).

dip in melted chocolate (just like chocolate dipped strawberries) & sprinkle with crushed peppermint.

(williams sonoma has peppermint snow, pre-crushed peppermint, but at $10.50 for only 6 oz, i can crush my own candy canes).

you can find crushed candycane/peppermints at marshalls or tj maxx too, it’s just if you’re lucky enough.

& they are OH SO GOOD.


4 responses

  1. Kit


    December 5, 2010 at 11:04 am

  2. Those sound amazing! I need to make them now…

    December 5, 2010 at 11:46 am

  3. Mmmmm I love peppermint! those sound so tasty

    December 5, 2010 at 7:39 pm

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