If all else fails...dip it in chocolate. There. I just saved you hundreds of dollars in therapy visits. If you've read the past few posts, you know that I am currently attempting to bake for Tim's 10 million co-workers for the holiday season.
Okay. Fine. There are only 18. But that's almost the entire Duggard family coming over to your house for dessert. Feel up to the task? Me, either.
I always get motivated at work. Or church. Or anywhere other than my kitchen. But I get these magical vision of me wearing my cute little apron with my hair effortlessly, yet elegantly, pulled back, baking and singing Christmas carols. Of course I'm completely rested after my full day of work and my 5 am workout. I also have a dash of flour on my nose, which my husband finds endearing, yet a little bit sexy.
I walk in the door and I still have to cook dinner. My lovely husband who promised to help with the dishes has lapsed into a food coma in front of re-runs of Sister Wives. I should know by now that spaghetti does that to him. I have 3 loads of laundry to do, there are 75 Christmas cards calling to me from my corner of the bedroom, and to be quite honest, I stink a little bit. Somehow I've managed to come home sweaty in 55 degree weather. Only me.
This is the path that has lead me to the chocolate-dipped Oreos. Granted, the Oreos are only one of many things I am dipping. They are fun, though. Here are the simple ingredients and instructions:
- 1 large bag semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon Crisco
- Wax paper
- Slowly melt chocolate chips over very low heat on the stove. You can use a double broiler if you have one; I don't even know what one looks like, so don't feel like it's a necessity.
- Make sure you stir constantly. You don't want to overcook the chocolate. It messes with the texture. Just make sure it gets to a nice, creamy consistency that you can easily dip cookies into.
- Dip the Oreos either halfway or fully into the chocolate. Apply sprinkles immediately and set on wax paper to cool.
- Eat. With milk. Next to the tree. And try to remember why Christmas is "the best time of the year."
Trust me. It's easier to dip things than bake things. I've done both. Several times.
Love and dipping,