Merry Christmas everyone!
I’ve been VERY busy this week and I’m happy to report another round of successful Pinterest experiments. We’ll call this the “Peppermint Parade.”
First up is the “Peppermint Dish” I found on Pinterest. Here’s a link to the recipe.
I started lining my springform pan and quickly realized that this one bag would NOT be enough. We paused the production for a Wal-Mart run.
After returning from Wal-Mart, I then realized that the new mints were a different color. I thought to myself, “I can make this work!” The result is the design you see below.
This took about 96 peppermints.
Per the directions, I baked the mints for 8 minutes and then let the plate cool. You REALLY do have to keep an eye on the oven. You’ll look one minute and it will seem like nothing’s happening. Then you’ll look again and the mints will be melted. It happens QUICKLY.
Next, I made peppermint blossom cookies. My inspiration was this recipe that I also found on Pinterest.
The recipe said to let the cookies set for 15 minutes. I noticed that the kisses were still soft, so I sped up the process by placing the cookies in the fridge.
After both elements were done, I arranged all of the cookies on the peppermint dish. I think this is too adorable. Perfect for the holidays!
I decided to give some cookies as gifts. Thankfully, I’d picked up some cute tins from the Dollar Tree and lined them with these napkins (also from the Dollar Tree).
If you want to make a cute holiday gift/dessert for display, this is a go-to combination. Very impressive with rather minimal effort.
Happy Holidays everyone. I hope you’re enjoying family, friends and good food today!
And it’s not too late, you can STILL go fix something!
4 thoughts on “Pinterest Experiments: The Peppermint Parade”
How neat! My sister made a peppermint cheesecake for Christmas. I didn’t try it, but according to everyone it was surprisingly delicious. The peppermints added a different flavor.
Thanks! It was pretty amazing. I did another batch and ran out of the candy cane kisses. I wasn’t expecting this, but with them stored in the same container, the peppermint flavor transferred to the plain sugar cookies! The peppermint flavor really adds a nice kick to the traditional sugar cookie–I’m sure the same could be said for your sister’s cheesecake! Thanks for commenting. 🙂
These look incredible! Here’s my go-to peanut butter cookie recipe, which is a hit around the holidays 🙂 http://sweetseatstreats.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/peanut-butter-kisses/
Thank you. I’ll have to try out your recipe! I’ll let you know when I do. 🙂