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Peppermint Bonbon Cookies
I believe chocolate qualifies as a food group. I’m not a purist when it comes to the best confection in the world: I like milk, dark and even white. Yes, I am fully aware of the “Is white chocolate really chocolate?” debate. But if it works for these fine folks, it works for me:
You just can’t improve chocolate, you say? Well besides all the wonderful combinations of nuts & chocolate, fruit & chocolate and caramel & chocolate there is, I believe, one marriage above all others: chocolate and peppermint. It just can’t get any better!
For the first time in my Twelve Cookies of Christmas series I am recommending a cookie that I have not personally made – yet. Believe me, I am going to. But as of this blog it has not happened.
When I took out Southern Living’s Big Book of Christmas from the library I had no idea what a feast I was in store for! Recipes, decorating ideas, gift ideas… I realized I should have taken the book out in August for a head start! I’m looking forward to Peppermint Bonbon Cookies becoming part of my Christmas Cookie tradition. You can find the recipe reprinted on many online sources. Since I always enjoy reading Confessions of a Cookbook Queen I am linking to her blog. Kristan mentions that she froze the cookies without the topping and they were great. I believe her. She has never blogged a bad baking idea. Ever.
While you may find a rerun or two in the beverage pairings, really, can you ever have enough peppermint at Christmas? I didn’t think so. Coffee: Tea: Creamer: Syrup: Cocktail: Peppermint Martini. (Personally I would use VANILLA vodka but that is entirely your choice.)
Peppermint Martini. (Personally I would use VANILLA vodka but that is entirely your choice.)