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?