I also tried some chocolate-dipped sugar cookies. I'll confess - this is the second batch. They started out as shortbread but I ran out of butter. And since I do all my baking at 10 o'clock at night (don't you?) I wasn't going to run out to the store for more.
I added some cocoa to the batter, and I found that it really cut down on the sweetness of the cookie as a whole. I wasn't expecting that. Not a bad thing considering how sweet the frosting/icing/dip/I-don't-know-what-it's-called is.
I dipped them in melted chocolate - green of course - with a few drops of peppermint extract added. I don't think I'll be opening a bakery any time soon (unless it's a scotcheroos bakery) but I'm kind of proud of my little trees.
Tom also got in on the baking fun. His specialty is brownies. His brownies are also the reason why there wasn't enough butter left. Thanks dude.
They are chocolate-banana-mint brownies with buttercream frosting. That's right, Tom has never met a flavouring he didn't like. If one is good, why not three? But these are pretty fantastic.
Our house is now full of baked goods. Our flour-free, sugar-free, trying-to-be-Paleo house. Not good. Not good at all.
Note to the dogs: When you see me leaving with plate after plate of food, I'm not sneaking off to eat it without you - I'm just taking pictures.
Linking up to these great baking parties!