Sunday, November 16, 2008

Peppermint Fudge Cookie Sandwiches

This is a Pampered Chef recipe that I practiced the other day because I will be preparing it at an upcoming party (I am a consultant). It was very easy and fast. Believe it or not- start to finish in about 30 minutes! Very yummy- definitely better when warm when the peppermint patty is melted into it a bit, but good otherwise as well!

3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup flour
2 candy canes or 8-10 peppermint hard candies-crushed
1/4 cup white or semi-sweet chocolate chips
10-12 mini foil-wrapped peppermint patties, unwrapped

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line sheet pan with parchment paper. Combine chocolate chips and butter in a bowl and microwave on high 40-60 seconds until smooth, stirring after each 20 second interval. Add sugar and egg to the mixture and mix until well blended. Add flour and mix just until flour is incorporated. Using a small scoop (or teaspoon) drop 20-24 level scoops of batter onto parchment paper in pan about 1 in. apart. Bake 9-11 minutes or until edges are set. Do not overbake.

2) Meanwhile, place candy canes in a resealable plastic bag; crush with meat tenderizer or rolling pin. Place white chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl and cook in microwave on high 30-60 sec. or until melted and smooth, stirring once. Set aside.

3) Remove sheet pan from oven. Immediately turn over half the cookies; top with peppermint patties and remaining cookies to form 10-12 sandwiches. Drizzle white chocolate over cookies and immediately sprinkle with crushed candies.