By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
Snowman poop. This actually happens at the North Pole. We down south down don’t hear much about it until The Jolly Old Elf himself runs out of coal, and then on particularly naughty years, his surplus supply of Reindeer poop also disappears, no matter how many cookies Mrs. Claus feeds them. So what is Old St. Nick to do when he is overrun by adorably naughty children?
Call Frosty, of course. Frosty always knows what to do.
And by the looks of these snowman poop cookies, children are actually going to work hard at being extra naughty, so if you make these, perhaps you shouldn’t tell them anything about it, but keep them all for yourself. It would, in fact, be the naughty thing to do, so I guess you would deserve it, right?
But if you are feeling particularly generous, you could give these all away, but being kind-hearted, that means you won’t be getting any. That is, until you have second thoughts a few weeks from now and make these when you really should be on that January diet. That’s naughty, too. 😉
But in the meantime, enjoy the recipe and all the other lovely food gifts the Sunday Supper Tastemakers have put together for you in this week’s collection.
And if you are giving these as gifts, pack them in food gift bags and print out the image I created as a tag. And I’ll see you tomorrow when I have my recipe for Gingerbread Muffins for #MuffinMonday and also try to squeeze in my Saturday recipe which I ran out of time for. Things have been busy this week! “It’s the way of things.” That was one of the ways Merlin the Magician used to explain the way of the world to King Arthur in the movie Excalibur (one of my favorite movies). But the holidays are always positively magical. ~Sue
- 1-1/3 cups granulated sugar or superfine sugar
- 4 ounces meringue powder (small jar)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- 1/4 cup finely crushed peppermint candies
- Preheat oven to 250°F.
- Pulse granulated sugar in a food processor until fine, or use caster/superfine sugar.
- Place meringue powder into a clean, dry bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a wire whip.
- Add water and whip on high, pausing to scrape down the bowl if needed, until soft peaks form.
- With mixer still running, add the mint extract and then the sugar a little at a time, until stiff peaks form.
- Place meringue into a piping bag fitted with 1A-round decorating tip and pipe meringue into mounded circles on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle meringue cookies with finely crushed peppermint candy.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until firm and crisp.
- Remove from the oven and let meringue cookies cool on the pans for one hour.
- Peel meringue cookies off parchment and store in a sealed container.
- Print gift tag for Snowman Poop.
From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Homemade Holiday Food Gifts
Hosted by Christie from A Kitchen Hoors Adventures
- Cinnamon and Spice Granola by Simple and Savory
- Coconut Macaroon Tarts by Asian In America
- Cranberry Coffee Cake by Food Done Light
- Mini Pumpkin Breads by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Snowman Poop by Palatable Pastime
- A Trio of Brittle by The Freshman Cook
- Homemade Peanut Brittle by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Homemade Twix Bars by Pies and Plots
- Superfoods Fruit & Nut Bites by My Life Cookbook
- Toffee Candied Peanuts by New South Charm
- Turron de Jijona (Spanish Soft Nougat) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Espresso Fudge by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix by My Imperfect Kitchen
- Peppermint Bark Candy by Life Tastes Good
- Peppermint Bark Popcorn by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Red Wine Hot Fudge Sauce by The Crumby Cupcake
Jams, Syrups, Drinks
- Blood and Sand Jam by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Creamy Lemoncello by Monica’s Table
- Warm Gingerbread Syrup by Food Lust People Love
Mixes and Spices
- Cherry Almond Scone Mix by Baking Sense
- Cranberry Almond Quick Bread Mix by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
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