Happy Friday to you!
I am back with the gals of “No Place Like Home” to bring you a fun blog hop! It’s all about the cookies!
My contribution to this happy blog hop is a little treat I call… “Sleigh Ride Cookies”.
Once a year we head out to snow country at the invitation of sweet friends. While there we play in the snow, I try to ski and we take a “sleigh ride” to a lovely restaurant up the mountain…at night…in the falling snow…pulled by a Snowcat. The ride is brisk and crisp. The sound of laughter from the bundled up riders carries in the cool air.
How do you get that in a cookie? Well, you add Hot chocolate, Marshmallows, Candy Canes and York peppermint patties. 🙂
1 cup of Hot Chocolate Mix
1/2 cup sugar (I used organic cane sugar)
1 3/4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 large eggs
3/4 cup of butter, softened ( I use KerryGold Irish butter)
2 dozen marshmallows ( I had large on hand but this would be great with mini mallows!)
4 candy canes crushed
12 bite sized York peppermint patties (6 large ones or if you want a more “biting cool” effect – use more)
2 good handfuls of semi sweet chocolate morsels
6 oz. of semi sweet chocolate morsels
1/2 stick of butter
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of powder sugar
1.Heat oven to 350°F.
2.Combine 3/4 cup butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.
3.Add eggs, 1/4 cup milk and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, cocoa mix and baking soda. Beat until well mixed.
4.Fold in the chocolate morsels and crumbled peppermint patties
5.Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on top. Bake 8-9 minutes or until set.
6.Remove from oven; top each cookie with marshmallow half, cut-side down. Continue baking for 1-2 minutes until marshmallow just begins to puff. Immediately remove cookies to cooling racks. Sprinkle crushed candy cane on top of each cookie. Cool completely.
Slowly melt chocolate morsels, butter and sugar. Remove from heat and stir in powder sugar. With a spoon, gently drizzle chocolate over cookies.
That’s it! Super easy and fun to make. That first bite will take you to cooler temps – which if you live down south – is quite refreshing… we are still in the 80’s.
I can’t wait to see what goodies my friends have in store for today! Go take a look!
Till Later, Happy Baking!