Thursday, December 21, 2017


Tuesday I went back to my dentist to get my permanent crown. I messed up and didn't take them anything when I had the prep done so I wanted to make them something extra special. I was going to make some chocolate covered cherries, but they didn't work out. (So glad this doesn't happen very often.) When they didn't work out, I had a very short time (less than 2 hours) to come up with something else. 

Fortunately, the night before I had a (text) conversation with DIL Sara re some cookies she had made and had when we went to CO for our Christmas with them. She couldn't find the recipe, but generally remembered how she had made them. I also remembered a little of what she had told me. (I just never got around to making any after we got back home.)

I am so glad I had remembered them and asked her the night before because I was able to get them made in the two hours time and they were a big success with Dr. G and his staff. Office Manager Dee said they tasted like Girl Scout cookies. (She had to eat one as soon as she saw them.)


A sleeve of Ritz crackers
Candy Cane Kisses candies
Chocolate coating wafers or a bag of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

First lay out a single layer of Ritz crackers on a cookie sheet.

Unwrap peppermint Kisses and place one on top of each cracker in the center.

Place in the oven to melt slightly the Kiss (about 3 to 4 minutes).

Remove pan from oven and press another cracker on top of each Kiss to flatten it.

Remove and place on another cookie sheet and place in the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes. (I left mine for 30 minutes and they were fine.)
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate coating wafers or bag of chocolate chips in the microwave following the directions on the bag for melting.

Coat completely the cracker sandwich cookie in the melted chocolate.
I lifted the cookie with a fork and gently tapped it against the side of the bowl to knock off excess chocolate.
I then took a toothpick and ran it under the fork to wipe off the excess chocolate underneath the fork. (I didn't get a picture of that because I only have 2 hands.)
I sprayed my cooling rack with cooking spray and laid the covered cookies on the rack over another cookie sheet. You could place them on a sheet of wax paper if you prefer. If you do use the rack, make sure you cover the rack completely. I had a few stick near the edge because I didn't get it sprayed well around the edges.

I didn't, but if you like you can sprinkle the tops with candy sprinkles before returning them to the freezer.

Return the covered cookies to the freezer for another 30 to 60 minutes. (Once again because my time was limited, I just left them for 30 minutes. They were ready.)

I put the melted chocolate I didn't use in the refrigerator and will remelt and finish using it up by making some more.

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