Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Candy Cane Oreo Cookies & National Cookie Day

Have you tried the Peppermint Joe Joe's from Trader Joe's yet? If you haven't go out and buy yourself a box. Well maybe don't, because if you do, you are most likely to be addicted. I have already gone through one box this season, and I bought a second, but I am giving that away so I won't eat the rest of the box.

I know some of you may be hesitating...peppermint and chocolate? I think those thoughts too, but for some reason this cookies have won my heart, and the hearts of other peppermint+chocolate haters. 

I got in a conversation with the checkout lady at TJ's who said people have stocked up and bought these and then tried to sell them on Craigslist for $20 a box. I don't know if said person made a sale, but perhaps I need to think about making a little cash on the side?

These are a perfect, fun holiday cookie. I'd eat them year round, but hey, now is the season of peppermint. 

2 1/4 Cup flour 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1 teaspoon salt 
2 sticks butter room temp
3/4 cup granulated sugar 
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
2 large eggs
14 Crush Candy-Cane Joe Joe's

preheat oven to 375 degrees 
1. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. 
2. In a big bowl blend together butter, both sugars, and vanilla extract until creamy. Then add in one egg at a time, making sure each one gets blended in.  Gradually add in sugar. 
3. Once everything is blended together, fold in the oreos (Joe Joe's). Once everything is mixed put in refrigerator for about 30-45 minutes for the dough to harden up (optional, I have cooked it right after making too)
4. Using a spoon/tablespoon/cookie scoop but balls on a baking sheet about an 1-1/2 inches apart and then sprinkle sea salt on top of each one. Bake 8-10 minutes, just until the edges brown. 
5. Let cool on pans for a few minutes before transferring to a baking sheet. 

Oh, hey its National Cookie Day....perfect plan for this post. I didn't even realize it :)

What's your favorite cookie? Mine has to be the typical chocolate chip cookie. If I am in the mood, an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie. 

Do you have a favorite holiday cookies? Welllllll, not to toot my own horn, but I do like these alot, or just the Candy-Cane Joe Joe's in general.

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