Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Snow White's Mint Frosted Chocolate Cookies: Vintage Cookbook & Recipe

I collect vintage cookbooks, and Walt Disney's Snow White Dairy Recipe Book, published in 1955, by Walt Disney in association with the American Dairy Association, is certainly vintage. I loved Walt Disney's animated Snow White. I saw the original several times. I even have four of the concrete Disney dwarfs--Dopey, Bashful, Grumpy, and Doc --in my garden. Still keeping my eye open for the rest of Snow White's entourage at Flea Markets and garage sales. But I digress....Here's a great recipe from Snow White for Mint Frosted Chocolate Cookies to feed her 'hungry men'.

SNOW WHITE'S MINT FROSTED CHOCOLATE COOKIES


Here's the recipe for Snow White's Mint Frosted Chocolate Cookies. The recipe calls for tinting the frosting a pale green. If you do this, use an organic coloring.



Monday, August 31, 2015

Trail Mix Day: Nutty Chocolate Blueberry Cherry Trail Mix

Today is National Trail Mix Day! Since I like to walk in the hills, I always make my own trail mix. It's so easy, and there are an infinite number of combinations. I use a lot of dried fruits and nuts from Trader Joe's, but you can mix whatever you have.

Trail mix is perfect to take on a hike, as snacks for school, or throw some into your next oatmeal cookie dough for an out of this world taste treat. The following trail mix is also good for the heart. Blueberries have the highest antioxidants of almost any dried fruit, and you all know the benefits of dark chocolate. Most of the nuts in this trail mix recipe are salted, but if you want to be really healthy, cut back on the salt. And, of course, you can add anything else you'd like to the mix: other nuts, coconut, other berries.

NUTTY CHOCOLATE BLUEBERRY CHERRY TRAIL MIX

2 cups roasted salted peanuts
1 cup roasted salted almonds
1 cup roasted whole cashews
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (the darker, the better)
1 cup dried tart cherries
1 cup dried blueberries
1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped

Mix together. How easy is that?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mint Chocolate Cookie S'mores

Photo: Campfire Marshmallows
I grew up with Campfire Marshmallows, so I thought I'd take a peek at their website. As I've mentioned before, so many brand and food association websites have great recipes. I certainly wasn't disappointed with the Campfire Marshmallow website. Marshallows--what's not to like?

Seeing that it is Toasted Marshmallow Day today, here's a quick and easy recipe from Campfire Marshmallows for Mint Chocolate Cookie S'mores. Of course, Girl Scout Thin Mints would be my cookie of choice, given that S'mores are all about Girl Scouts.

MINT CHOCOLATE COOKIE S'MORES

Ingredients
Mint Chocolate Cookies
Regular Campfire Marshmallows

Directions
Place cookie face side down on plate.
Carefully toast marshmallow over grill or campfire (or oven).
Place toasted marshmallow on cookie and top with second cookie. Press gently.

How easy is that?