I get so spittin' mad when a recipe doesn't work out the way its supposed to. I know I should accept these defeats and try to learn from them. But usually I just throw a temper tantrum and then throw the food in the garbage. I hate wasting food, it makes me crazy. So, when the recipe for these "supposed" chocolate mint cookies, came out tasting like so-so chocolate wafers, said temper tantrum commenced.
But then, out of nowhere, my creative side made an appearance yesterday. And it told me to melt that gorgeous white chocolate I've had hiding in my pantry, add some peppermint extract to it and drizzle it all over those cookies. And, BAM! Before I knew what was happening, these poor excuses of a cookie were transformed into a divine and glorious holiday treat!
|...transformed to a swan!|
You can find the recipe for the cookies here, which I am not going to type out because I didn't change anything from the original except the drizzle. This difference is that they have you melt plain old chocolate and drizzle it on the cookies, which in my opinion is stupid and boring. So skip that last paragraph and do this instead...
Peppermint White Chocolate Drizzle
6-8 oz white chocolate
1/8 tsp peppermint extract
Melt 6 oz white chocolate in a glass measuring cup in the microwave for 30 seconds. Continue heating in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted. Add the peppermint extract stirring quickly. If the chocolate seizes from the addition of the peppermint extract, add another ounce or two of white chocolate and stir until it is smooth.
Transfer the white chocolate mixture to a ziploc bag and snip a very small corner to squeeze the chocolate through. Drizzle in a back and forth motion over completely cooled cookies. Allow chocolate to harden at room temperature for 1 hour and then...