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There is officially less than a week to go with Christmas! And there is so much to bake! It’s time for all things, peppermint, chocolates, and cookies!
To be honest, growing up, Christmas wasn’t a big holiday in our household. But I still have fond memories of time spent together with family.
I just love how magical this time of year feels; everything around you is so festive.
Daily routines slow down, and the focus shifts from the routines to special touches.
More time is spent socializing, and indulging; eating and drinking to our heart’s desire.
The eating of course usually includes lots of cookies, and chocolates!
Even though our family was not big on celebrating Christmas, it was my time off from school. And that meant there was a new baking project to be undertaken! Whether it was making gingerbread houses or experimenting with a new chocolate chip recipe – Christmas was my time to bake up a storm! Also, it helped that there were lots of people willing to test my experiments.
These days, my cookie baking adventured have matured a wee bit.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with making French Macarons.
This year, I’ve spent a lot of time on perfecting my macaron recipe. Tweaking the ingredients each batch, experimenting with different baking times, and I think I’ve finally gotten there! You can read about all that I learned from the experiments here!
Delicate french almond cookies, typically stuffed with a ganache or cream filling.
Once you’ve conquered these cookies, the possibilities are endless, and frankly addictive!
There are an infinite amount of colors, and flavor combinations to experiment with! These dainty cookies are oh so pretty on any dessert table, and can be adorned so different ways!
Peppermint white chocolate macarons
This right here, is to me the most festive flavor combination of the lot! Peppermint white chocolate is my favorite flavor combination of the season. Yes, a peppermint mocha is also my favorite drink order at Starbucks, this time of year.
The bright and bold peppermint, pair so well with the soft and subtly sweet flavors of the white chocolate in these Peppermint white chocolate macarons. I also add in some crushed candy canes for added texture.
Go ahead, try these peppermint white chocolate macarons, and share with your friends and family, or keep them to yourself! Calories don’t count this time of year, do they?