Tuesday, December 21, 2010

the toddler chef cooks::christmas cookies

these are seriously the easiest christmas cookies ever.  they are actually a variation of a halloween cookie that my sister-in-law made using candy corn instead of marshmallows.  making them was just what lucy and i needed to really get the christmas spirit flowing around our moving box-filled home.
step-by-step from the toddler chef herself...
get some candy cane kisses {we also used 'hugs' because i can't resist their deliciousness}...
line {or, if you're 2 - 'scatter'} a baking sheet with the square 'snaps' pretzels...
this is the tedious part...unwrap the kisses and place them on top of the pretzels
stick them in the oven {300 degrees} for 2-3 minutes...just long enough for the kisses to get soft.  remove and gently press marshmallows on top of each one.  put them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to let them set up {this was the hardest part...waiting...}.  then - as lucy would say, 'ta daaaaaa!' yummy salty/sweet goodness! 
and if baking these doesn't get you in the holiday spirit you can always dress up like a reindeer...