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Desserts: Cakes, Cookies, and others

Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Peppermint Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 11.5-ounce bag semi sweet chocolate chips (milk can be substituted)
  • 2 boxes of peppermint sandwich cookies, about 66 cookies total (I buy mine at Trader Joe's -- they look like Oreos but the vanilla filling has crushed candy cane in it -- but if you can't find them, just use Reduced Fat or regular Oreos)
  • Holiday sprinkles or if you are using regular chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed candy cane works well

Preparation:

  1. Pour chocolate chips into a 2-cup glass measure (or similar) and microwave on LOW for about 1 minute. Stir gently and if not melted, microwave in 30-second intervals until almost completely melted. Stir with spoon to distribute the heat evenly and finish melting the chips.
  2. Line two jellyroll pans with wax paper. Dunk one of the cookies halfway into the melted chocolate and scrape away some of the excess chocolate with the flat side of a dinner knife or use the edge of the glass measure. Lay dipped cookie on the wax paper.
  3. Repeat with remaining cookies until all the melted chocolate has been used (about 33 cookies per cup of chocolate cups). Sprinkle holiday cookie decorations/sprinkles or crushed candy canes over the chocolate of each of the cookies. Place jellyroll pans in the refrigerator to harden the melted chocolate.
  4. Place cookies in holiday gift bowls, bags or boxes, or on cookie plates. If you use about 11 decorated cookies for each gift, this recipe will make about 6 gifts!

Yield:
makes about 66 halfway dipped cookies

Nutritional Information:
77 calories, .6 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 3.8 g fat, 1.4 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, .6 g fiber, 60 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 44 percent.

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Last Editorial Review: 2/25/2009



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