I always make a few batches of cookies for the holidays, but it’s been several years since I did a lot of holiday baking. You know, the three-day baking marathons that leave you with flour in your hair and flecks of buttery sugar stuck to your face–that kind of holiday baking. But I am doing it this year!
The last time I did this kind of holiday baking, I decided to make healthy cookies. Shockingly, healthy cookies do not go over very well with a crowd. So I am going all out this time. I left the grocery store last weekend with bags full of butter and chocolate chips of every variety. No whole wheat flour, no applesauce instead of butter. Not this year! And the first recipe I tackled is one I came up with myself: Grasshopper Brownie Cookies.
I guess candy cane would be a wee bit more traditional for this time of year, but grasshopper brownies are one of my favorite desserts and I had the idea to make a sandwich cookie out of them. Chocolate ganache and minty cream are sandwiched between two chewy brownie cookies. I made them small because these little guys are rich.
When you’re baking a crazy amount of cookies, having the right equipment is a must. I received a bunch of baking tools from Pampered Chef to help me out with my holiday baking this year and let me tell you, I am totally done making wonky-looking cookies that stick to my baking sheets. My favorite tool by far is the cookie scoop. Up to this point, I had used a regular tablespoon to put batter onto baking sheets. This fun little scoop makes things so much easier–just squeeze the handle and the batter is released onto the baking sheet, all perfectly shaped and beautiful.
So yeah, I’m pretty much in love with my Pampered Chef baking bundle. And I want you to be in love with it too! Pampered Chef is sponsoring a giveaway here on Oh My Veggies and one lucky reader will receive the following:
Silicone Oven Mitt
Decorator Bottle Set
Creative Cutters Set
Stainless Steel Cookie Scoops (Small & Medium)
Shimmering Glass Round Platter
Small Batter Bowl
Double-Strength Madagascar Vanilla
Adjustable Measuring Spoons
8 1/4 c. Leakproof Glass Container
Go to Grasshopper Brownie Cookies recipe
Disclosure: I received products from Pampered Chef to help me out with my holiday baking this year. Pampered Chef also compensated me for the time I spent on this post.
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