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I know. Me = not a food blogger. But this was another kid-friendly deal, so I thought I'd share. :)
This past weekend my friend came over prepared to get her bake on. Simple style. And Little Miss was so excited.
We made up 3 bags of sugar cookies (I didn't say we SCRATCH-BAKED), and frosted and decorated them. Little Miss especially loved smashing up the dough in the bowl and sprinkling all the little goodies on top.
But that's not really what this post is about. This post is about Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies.
I found the recipe AND the make-em-fast version over on Centsational Girl.
I have whipped out a few delectable and kinda TIME CONSUMING baked goods in the past (hello, Paula Deen Homemade Coconut Cake with Homemade Coconut Icing), but I'm no baking snob and will cut corners in the interest of time and/or sanity as the need arises. So remembering how easy the make-em-fast version of these little cookies was, I grabbed the necessities from the grocery store. (That sounds wrong. I *did* pay for them too.) Only I made them even EASIER by just buying the premade frosting.
I said it! I bought pre-made frosting. And I'm fine with it! I'm sure these taste even better with the homemade recipe, but I was going to for instant gratification here. For fun (and to make the frosting stretch a bit further) I did whip the frosting with my trusty hand-mixer first to give it a bit more fluff and volume. Then I just slathered some on between 2 chocolate wafers while Little Miss took care of the candy canes.
With our not necessarily super kid friendly mallet:
Um . . . she LOVED doing this.
Then we just rolled up the edges in the crushed candy canes and gobbled em up.
I'm so making . . . er . . . assembling these again. ;)