Thursday, May 17, 2012

chocolate peppermint shortbread cookies.

Sounds delectable, right?

I had a sudden urge to bake, and could not find my vanilla extract but I did find my mint extract. I'm starting to wonder if I left my vanilla extract in my old apartment in Kingston, along with my baking soda.. I was intent on making chocolate chip cookies but was missing those two ingredients. I was not feeling adventurous enough to try substituting things, so instead I turned to Google and found this recipe from Land O Lakes!

I am not going to repost the recipe because I didn't make any changes.. but I did want to share it with you because it is a) easy, b) tasty and c) looks very pretty.

I love pretty much mint anything, so this recipe is a big success in my books. This is a keeper!

I skipped the drizzle part, and I'm sad that I did because I think it would make the cookies look that much fancier. But they are very cute as is.

Feast your eyes!

I didn't have my wire rack so I used chopsticks instead. Asian style cookie cooling!

I tried to style my photo a bit.. not sure if food photography is my cup of tea, but how's this?

Or is this one better?

Which of those shots looks better to you? I am going to try to present my photos better from now on, even if it means I have to wait to eat..!