There are a lot happenings in our small town,
Head off to a PTA meeting,
you can bet there will be punch and cookies at the end.
At a Republican "Meet the Candidate" night,
it's for sure that punch and cookies will be on the agenda.
When the Democrats meet.......well actually I believe the three of them just meet at the gas station for a sodie pop so bad example.
But when it was my turn to bring the refreshments to the monthly quilt guild meeting, I was pretty sure that punch and cookies would be the expected fare.
In honor of the cold weather we have been having here I decided to change it up just a bit and provide a...
Cocoa Bar and Frosty Cookies
and crushed up starlite mints,
and chocolate chips,
and of course whipping cream
to top off the hot chocolate.
The styrofoam cups were decorated with a cute, free printable I found here .
Don't you just love it when creative bloggers are generous like that.
Ya, ya you have seen cocoa bars before
but feast your eyes on this....
Chocolate dipped oreos with a fancy, frosty design.
The credit for this idea goes to my Sister-in-Law who says she got the idea from her cousin who got the idea from....well who really knows where it all starts?
Begin by melting the chocolate, or white chocolate (or blue chocolate) in the microwave.
Start with 30 seconds stir and go slowly.
It will melt just be patient and don't over heat the stuff.
If you heat it too fast for too long you can end up with a white residue after it cools....very not cool.
Put an Oreo in the melted chocolate and turn until it is covered on all sides.
Let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl then place the cookie on a sheet lined with waxed paper.
The design comes from a transfer sheet.
I purchased the snowflakes from a local bakery supply shop but there are many good sources online.
Here is a link to an online shop with lots of great designs.
Cut the sheet to the desired size and place on top of the chocolate covered cookie before it has a chance to cool. Put the cookies in the refrigerator for a few minutes. When the chocolate is set, remove the transfer sheet.
It's more fun than a temporary tatoo!
I'm not sure the quilt guild crew was too crazy about blue cookies. I noticed a lot of the cookies went home for the kids to "try".
I wonder if they really meant "test".
(Testing out strange colored food on your kids isn't a bad
idea if you've got a few spares around the house?)
It really was a fun evening and I'm hoping I'll get invited to another punch and cookie event soon.
I've got some
heart transfers I want to try
and then those cute shamrocks,
I'm sure I could find an easter egg transfer,
and then and then......
Stay warm my punch and cookie friends,
Sharing with my friends over here.....