Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas, #10: White Chocolate and Peppermint Cookie Brittle

What's Christmas without some candy cane? This unique take on a "cookie" pairs the refreshing minty candy with sweet, milky white chocolate in a fun cookie confection.

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Day Ten of my Twelve Days of Christmas: White Chocolate and Peppermint Cookie Brittle.

I was a little skeptical at first when I saw the recipe, but the accompanying photo was totally beckoning me to try these it. And I'm glad I did!

I do find it unique that a cookie has turned into a crispy, crunchy brittle/bark. The sugar and butter have melted during the baking process to create an almost toffee-like flavour and texture, without risking chipping a tooth. The white chocolate and candy canes have also melted down, dotting the brittle here and there in festive colours. These are definitely a contemporary addition to your cookie tins alongside your traditional favourites.

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You'll get a lot of small bits falling off as you cut/break the brittle into pieces—keep the crumbs and sprinkle them over some vanilla ice cream.

You can check out the recipe for the White Chocolate and Peppermint Cookie Brittle from Bon Appetit.

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