This post brought to you by McCormick. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
When I think of Christmas I think of a real Christmas tree decorated with ornaments that were passed down from generations. Or handmade one's made by my children or great grandmother. Not a tree that is themed out by a certain color. I love a tree with colored lights, white blinking lights, and a slew of memorable, special occasion ornaments mixed with colored glass balls.
I also just love the smell of a real Christmas tree. A fake tree just doesn't do a real one justice. Yes, I know real ones can be a pain with the watering and stepping on those pine needles, but the smell is worth it. I know they make fake pine smells for Christmas trees but I rather have a real one when possible. It just smells like Christmas to me.
Peppermint is another one of those smells that smell like Christmas. I mean who doesn't think Candy Canes and Christmas go together? If you want that peppermint smell filling up your house you have to try these Peppermint Truffles. Your house fills with a peppermint patty like smell that is just heavenly thanks to McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract.
- 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract
- 2 cups flour
- milk chocolate kiss candies, unwrapped
- white or colored sugars
Preheat the over to 350 degrees F. Melt the chocolate chips and butter in the microwave for 1.5 minutes. Stirring after one minute. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes to cool down a bit.
Add sugar, egg, and the McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract and blend well on medium with an electronic mixer. Beating slowly, add in the flour until the mixture is fudge like and can be handled.
Rolled into about 1 inch balls, pressing a kiss into the center of each one. Just form the dough around the kiss until it is secured within the center of the truffle (similar to how the caramel is put in my Caramel Stuffed Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies). Just pretend you are playing with play dough and you will be fine.
Roll in sugar and place about an inch apart on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes and then move to wire rack until completely cooled. Enjoy!