Monday, December 22, 2014

((recipe)) candy cane chocolate chip cookie sandwiches

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Is this thing on?

Seriously, y'all. I have no idea how a month went by without me blogging. I'm not going to apologize, because I do what I want I am! With a delicious "recipe!"

If there is one thing I'm not about during the holidays - it's the hustle and bustle. I mean, what good is taking time off from work if you're just going to stress and make more work for yourself? I'm not talking about joy-filled and life giving things like buying gifts and wrapping presents -- but making sure you bring a homemade fancy dish to every Christmas party you go to? No, thanks. I'd rather sit by the fire watching The Santa Clause for the fourth time this month while sipping hot cocoa with whipped cream and crushed candy cane pieces on top. Wouldn't you?

And speaking of crushed candy cane pieces ((they're just so festive and pretty!)), today's "recipe" is a semi-homemade delicious treat that everyone will love. The best part? They're so stinking easy to make. ((hint: one of the main ingredients is store-bought!))

Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches 
Makes/Serves: 7

Half a cup of butter
1.5 cups of sifted confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 box of candy cane chocolate chip cookies ((365 -  whole foods store brand - they're free from artificial flavors and sweeteners and suuuuuper delicious))
2 candy canes, crushed

Step 1: Make a simple buttercream frosting by creaming together slightly softened butter and sifted powdered sugar. Mix on low speed for about a minute and then on medium speed for 3 minutes. Fluff that butter up! Add vanilla and beat for another minute or so. Optional: Fold in a tablespoon of crushed candy cane pieces. 
Step 2: Crush candy canes and place in bowl. You can either pulse them in a food processor or break up into a ziplock baggy and hit with a wooden spoon. 
Step 3: Place a good amount of frosting onto 7 of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, push a bit to make the frosting reach the edges. 
Step 4: Roll around in or sprinkle with candy cane pieces.
Optional: Place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes so that buttercream can set up and won't just ooze out when you take a bite.

Enjoy, y'all! I hope you have a happy holiday - whatever you're celebrating.