Four things I think you should know when shopping this holiday season:
1. Those perfect little stacks of clothing in every store? Yeah, real human beings are the ones that fold them. I can honestly say I thought it was some magical folding robot until three months ago.
2. When you say thank you, I want to hug you.
3. Eye contact every now and then means I’m going to treat you like a rockstar.
4. Cookies are shopping fuel.
Peppermint Bark Oreos
I took the cookie part of this recipe straight from Deb at Smitten Kitchen.
-1 stick unsalted butter, softened
-3 cups confectioners sugar
-1/2 lb white chocolate, melted and cooled (I used two bars of Ghirardelli)
-1/2 tsp peppermint extract
-1 cup crushed candy cane
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the peppermint extract, beat to combine. Slowly drizzle in the white chocolate and beat once again until fluffy. Add in 3/4 cup of candy cane crumbs and beat to combine. Fill oreos with either a piping bag or just use a spoon to dollop it on one cookie before sandwiching the other one on top. Roll cookie in remaining candy cane. Refrigerate for about a half an hour just to firm up the filling, serve! (Refrigerate any leftovers if you have them!)