Hap­py Hol­i­days! They are now!

In hon­or of the sug­ar plum faeries that are head­ed our way, I chose to review a recipe from our Gourmet Cook­ie Cook­book! If you or some­one you know real­ly wants to learn how to make plat­ters and plat­ters of cook­ies, this is the best cook­ie cook­book we have. The cook­book is a com­pi­la­tion of “the sin­gle best recipe from each year: 1941–2009”. If you’ve ever won­dered how to make all of those clas­sic par­ty cook­ies that you find on cook­ie trays, this is it. This is the book you want.

The recipe I chose to try out was the 1985 best recipe: Pecan Tassies!

This recipe was a breeze to make. And it was rea­son­ably sized: it only made 2 dozen cook­ies, just enough to try out and not get over­load­ed when you and your room­mates eat them all in one sit­ting. Which TOTALLY DIDN’T HAPPEN.….… >.>

pecan tassies


I even impro­vised a bit and put some choco­late chips in the bot­tom of some of them. 3 chips are all you need in the base of each one, and it’s a dash more yum!

My only big advise is to make sure you don’t over­fill the­se guys. As long as they’re not over-full, they pret­ty much pop right out of the bak­ing pan and into your mouth.

In the spir­it of the hol­i­days, I’ve got a recipe to share with you, dear read­ers. It is the sim­plest yum­mi­est thing in the whole world, and I fig­ure some of you guys might need a hol­i­day treat that you can just pop in the oven and impress last-min­ute guests!

Here it is!

My Very Own Recipe for Pep­per­mint Brown­ies!


A box of fudge brown­ie mix and what­ev­er it calls for!
York Pep­per­mint Pat­ties! the small bite sized ones! They HAVE to be York!

Choose your pan size and fig­ure out how many York Pep­per­mint Pat­ties will lay flat across it. Unwrap that many.

Fol­low the direc­tions on your brown­ie mix box!

Right BEFORE you put that pan of brown­ie mix in the oven, light­ly plop the York Pep­per­mint Pat­ties on the top of the bat­ter. all in a row. Then bake as direct­ed!


The result is a very sticky, but amaz­ing­ly minty and won­der­ful Brown­ie that you won’t be able to put down.

Have fun! Hap­py Hol­i­days!


So, what do you think?