Have Yourself a Pepperminty Christmas!

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Christmas is the best time for family gatherings, feasts, snow, presents and baked goods.  It's quite timely that a couple of weeks ago, I bought a 10 lb bag of flour for the reason that we occasionally use flour for our blog.  So, now with the holiday season approaching, baking with flour is top of mind.  

To start off the holiday season, we made iamafoodblog's Peppermint Bark Cookies.  Crushed candy canes, peppermint extract and cocoa powder - everything from the smell to the sight reminds me of the festive season.  Not only does it taste great, but it looks amazing.  Sprinkling the crushed candy cane on top of the peppermint chocolate icing created this Christmas scene.  Oh, so good.  The dough needed to be extra cold, which was also tough when the mixture was being rolled out.  But since I'm not much of a cookie person, this recipe made a delicious crispy, chocolatey cookie and inspires me to continue baking for the rest of December. 

- Robyn