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December 24, 2019

Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

The best peppermint chocolate crinkle cookies, a minty twist on the Christmas cookie platter classic! Packed with dark chocolate, cocoa, brown sugar, vanilla, and peppermint, and rolled in both cane sugar and powdered sugar for extra crinkly tops, these decadent, flavorful chocolate cookies are sure to become a holiday favorite!

Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies via forkknifeswoon.com

Popping in to wish you a very Merry Christmas! However you celebrate, I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday filled with love, laughter and lots of good food.

We’re currently at my parent’s house in Santa Barbara, visiting with family, soaking up the California sunshine, eating our weight in Christmas cookies and the best local Mexican food, and loving being home. My mom and I have been doing some Christmas baking – richly spiced pumpkin bread, powdered sugar-dusted pecan praline cookies, classic chocolate chip cookies, frosted sugar cookies for Santa (decorated by Henry), melty peanut butter blossoms, and these minty chocolate crinkle cookies. To name a few!

I’m sneaking away from the family festivities for a few minutes to share this last decadent holiday recipe with you. Since resolutions, and kale smoothies, and veggie-laden salads stand poised to take over in January. Thank you for your support this year, and I look forward to cooking and baking together again in 2020! Wishing you and your family a cozy, wonderful holiday! xoxo, Laura

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December 19, 2019

Peppermint Chocolate Covered Oreos

Quick and easy, 3-ingredient peppermint chocolate covered Oreos. Classic Oreo cookies combine with melted white or dark chocolate and minty crushed candy canes for a festive and decadent, no-bake holiday treat.

peppermint chocolate covered oreos from forkknifeswoon.com

If you’re by chance feeling a bit of holiday overwhelm (I’m not the only one, right?), or just looking for a quick and easy last minute treat, allow me to introduce to you the easiest, most festive little no-bake Christmas cookie: peppermint chocolate-covered Oreos,

One part cookie, one part candy, and entirely decadent and delicious, these chocolate dipped sandwich cookies are nearly foolproof to make (even with little ones), and perfect for edible gifting. Eleventh hour, or not 😉

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June 26, 2019

Raspberry Chocolate Ganache Tart

A rich and creamy raspberry chocolate ganache tart with a chocolate graham crust, topped with fresh red raspberries for an impressive, decadent – and unexpectedly easy – dessert. Vegan and gluten free options.

Raspberry Chocolate Ganache Tart via forkknifeswoon.com

If there’s one thing that I miss about living in the Pacific Northwest – and there are many – it’s the seasonal berry bounty: delicious, heaping flats of vibrant, super sweet raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, as far as the eye can see at every market come summertime.

I first made this tart a few years ago after picking up a gigantic flat of perfectly ripe raspberries from our neighborhood farmers market. My husband didn’t think I could use them all in time, and I accepted the challenge (we’ve known each other for nearly half our lives, how could he not think I would easily win that bet??). While proving him wrong in the tastiest way, this raspberry chocolate ganache came to be.

The raspberries are bright and sweet in concert with the rich, dark, creamy chocolate filling, all nestled in a classic chocolate graham crust. It’s a great way to take advantage of an excess of fresh summer berries, should you ever find yourself with such a “problem…”

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