Chocolate and Whites

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “These sound an awful lot like the Chocolate and Green cookies from last Christmas.”  While you wouldn’t be totally wrong, I want to talk about changing things up and the day I spent $93.00 on sprinkles.

I’ve never been known as a cake or cookie decorator.  I leave that to people more creative than me, but then I saw these red, white and blue star sprinkles.  Wow!  My next thought was what could I do with them.  I love my mint sandwich cookies, but what if I left the lid off and made them a regular frosted cookie.  I wanted something that I could put out in 80 degree weather and it wouldn’t turn into a soggy mess.  And then I discovered Amazon had sprinkles, and the rest is history.

I’m not actually decorating; I’m merely gilding the lily so to speak.  Each bag and jar of sprinkles I looked at on Amazon whispered, “Buy me, Buy me,” so I did.  When I saw the total I swallowed hard.  I’m not by nature into frivolous spending, but I’ve got to be honest, we have had such fun with all the different sprinkles bought that day.  I would do it again in a heartbeat.  So, bottom line, this is a firm cookie all ready to have its lily gilded.  Don’t wait for Christmas, make some for the 4th of July.

Sift together in mixer bowl:

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

Heat: 1 ½ cups brown sugar

¾ cups butter

2 tablespoons water

12 ounces chocolate chips

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Stir to melt and blend.  I do this in the microwave; it takes about 90 seconds or so.

Beat in 2 eggs.

Add to flour mixture.  Combine until smooth.

Drop by heaping teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake approximately 8 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees.  Cool and frost.

Frosting

Blend:  1 cup powdered sugar

1/3 cup soft butter

½ teaspoon peppermint extract

Dash salt

Beat in:       2 cups powdered sugar

¼ cup milk

Don’t forget if you are making these into single wafer cookies, you are basically making twice as many so you need to double the frosting ingredients.

and remember what David Hockney said:  Always live in the ugliest house on the street, then you don’t have to look at it.  Big kiss, Lynn

 

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