Santa’s Fave (if the Elves don’t eat them first!)
Ahh, Christmas treats for Santa! Usually cookies and milk, this is a twist and welcome relief for the Jolly Old Elf. Make these amazing ginger cookies and dip them in chocolate that is Holiday Perfect! If you think he wouldn’t like ginger (naaaah) try the simple sugar cookie, short bread, chocolate chip, peanut butter, or….. Any way you bake them, a cookie dipped in this chocolate is totally amazing. You could even use this for any one of a number of different banana breads, etc.
Here is a great Ginger cookie recipe from Ina Garten. Use your own recipe, or leftover scraps from your gingerbread houses.
The magic comes with the chocolate dip. This is not intended to get hard, more like a fondue, but for a cookie. If you want to use it to decorate your gingerbread houses, use less cream.
It will get hard, but is a lovely icing for roofs, etc.
1 Tbs butter I use Organic Valley grass fed unsalted. Other organic butters would also be good.
4-6 Tbs cream. Again, I use a grass fed heavy cream, you could use less of half and half, or even milk, but I don’t really recommend it. The thinner, the less you use.
Add ins - flavored liqueur, chopped peppermint, flavor extracts, etc. such as orange, raspberry, vanilla, or other.
Place butter and chocolate in microwave or in double boiler over hot water. microwave 30 seconds, remove and stir. Place in microwave another 30 seconds, stir, and see if that is all melted, if not, another 30 seconds should do it.
Stir until smooth, add cream, optional add ins if desired, and stir until mixed evenly. Dip Away! Oops, I mean be sure Santa gets some!!!
Also good for dipping…..marshmallows, fruit, cake, etc. Fondue is back for the Holidays!
Happy Holidays and Live Nimble!
- Nancy Oar