Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Blizzard weather and a cookie exchange

I'm scheduled to bring a whole slew of cookies to a cookie exchange this Thursday, I'm just hoping the weather makes it possible. When you see lines of cars in the parking lot at work with all their windshield wipers up in the air (so they won't freeze to the windshield), you know the snow is a comin.'

What better for snowy weather than some snowy minty cookies? Here's a brand new recipe I found on the Web that looks just yummy! Taken from Titus2.com Web site:

by Grandma Jan

Yield: approx. 30 cookies

Important Note: Do not double! You’ll need to make one batch at a time, washing the bowl/beaters between each batch.

2 egg whites
1/8 tsp. cream of tartar

1/8 tsp. salt

3/4 c. white sugar

1 pkg. chocolate chips (6 ounces)

1/2 c. crushed peppermint candy (use a mini food processor to grind the candy up into almost powder, or smash them to smithereens using a meat tenderizer mallet or a rolling pin)

1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Beat egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar and salt. Beat until stiff and peaks form. That step is very important! The cookies will flop if the egg whites aren’t beaten properly. Add sugar gradually, beating constantly. Fold in chocolate chips, candy, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonful on cookie sheets lined with heavy brown-paper (such as lunch bags). Bake for 25 minutes or so, until the cookies look baked, but do NOT brown! Remove from paper when cooled. Freezes well (if they last that long).

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