A Sweet Treat for Your Tuesday: DIY Peppermint Chocolate Coffee Creamer

imageThe count down continues!!

3 days to go!!!

I don’t know about you but an absolute favorite treat for me are the specialty coffee drinks that come out around Christmas time.

My all time favorite: The Peppermint Mocha.

Going out and buying these Christmas coffees can start to add up… so, here is a simple DIY Peppermint Chocolate Coffee Creamer that makes it possible to have your very own at home Peppermint Mocha!!

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Here is what you need to make the Coffee Creamer:

  • 1 cup of Milk (use whatever you have at home)
  • 1 can of Sweeten Condensed milk
  • 2 heaping tbsps of Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp of peppermint favoring

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All you  need to do is pour everything into a bowl and whisk it all together. Simple!!

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You will REALLY need to whisk to get the cocoa powder incorporated, so give it some time.

Once your creamer is all done, its time to make a Peppermint Mocha! All you need now is to put DIY creamer into a cup of coffee… and add some toppings to make it extra festive 🙂

YUM!!! This is so good! I was really impressed by just how chocolaty and sweet this creamer is… and with just the right amount of peppermint 🙂

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Its highly likely that I will be making this coffee creamer ever AFTER Christmas has passed!! It is so good!!!

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Merry Christmas!

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A Sweet Treat for Your Tuesday: Ginger Snaps

imageHappy Tuesday!!!

Time for a sweet treat!!! And this is one of my all time favorites!!

Ginger Snaps!! The perfect Christmas cookie 🙂

However, I like my Ginger Snaps without an actual ‘snap’, aka a soft chewy cookie rather than crunch.

This recipe is one my family has been using forever. This was one recipe I copied down for my own recipe book when I got married because it is a winner 🙂

Here is my recipe:

Ginger Snaps

These are a generally easy cookie, which I love!! And I have yet for them to turn out anything but amazing 🙂

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You can leave these ginger snaps plain and enjoy them as is 🙂

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OR add a drizzling of white chocolate to make them even more delicious!!! image

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Happy baking!

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A Sweet Treat for Your Tuesday: Christmas Oreo Truffles

imageHappy first of December!!

December is a month full of baking with Christmas and all of the holiday get togethers!

These Christmas Oreo Truffles are simple dessert idea.

And no bake at that!

I shared a similar Thanksgiving dessert, and this is the same idea, minus the pumpkin 🙂

All you need is:

  • a box of Oreos
  • half a block of Cream cheese
  • a bag of chocolate chips

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Starting with the Oreos. Put them into a food processor and blend until the cookies become crumbs.

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Then mix in your cream cheese (half the package) and roll the dough into balls.

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Pop them into the freezer for 20-30 minutes, so they are easier to dip into chocolate. And in the meantime start melting your chocolate chips!!

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You can use milk, dark or white chocolate for dipping, and even make your truffles fancy by topping them off with sprinkles, candy canes or a different time of chocolate drizzle!

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These truffles make a delicious and easy Christmas treat! Believe me they will disappear quick!!

Happy Baking!

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