Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Peppermint Oreo Pops!

I can't believe Christmas is just a few weeks away.  I've been thinking about the different kind of cake pops I wanted to make for Christmas since October, so when when I was at my local Trader Joe's and spotted Candy Cane Joe-Joe's I bought them right away!

Oreo pops are my favorite to make because it doesn't take up as much time as regular cake pops.  

I used my magic bullet to crush the candy canes, for the topping.  I wanted them a bit chunkier but I love how they look.

The candy canes I bought were from the Dollar Tree and they were more pink than red.

These are my new favorite pops in looks.

I may be biased but I prefer my Candy Cane Oreo pops over the Starbucks version :D

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Red Macarons

I have been trying to make the perfect red macaron for a while now.  I have a Christmas cookie exchange coming up in a few weeks and I want to make red and green macarons.   Getting the perfect red has been a pain in the @$$!

I have used regular food coloring, gel and powder food coloring.  I was hoping to have better luck with the powder, using 1 1/2 tsp of red powder... but I think I added a bit too much and it turned burgundy.

I wanted them to be as red as my nail polish.  I was hoping once it baked it would turn a bit more red.  Fail. It was still burgundy. 

I made a white chocolate ganache because I was going for the burgundy and white Christmas.  White chocolate ganache was way too sweet and overpowered the taste of the cookie.  I'm just happy I did not make too much.  

Though the macaron was not as red as I wanted, it was still a very tasty cookie.  Back to the drawing board!


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