Maple Whipped Cream

Maple Whipped Cream

With the leaves changing color and a hint of chill in the air, I’ve added a cup of coffee to my breakfast routine. Cradling the warm mug in my hand, I go about getting ready for the day. Surprisingly, this small adjustment leaves me feeling pampered in the morning.

Maple Whipped Cream

While most days I stick with a simple black cup of coffee, there are those occasional mornings where I would rather stay snuggled under the covers than face the day. For those groggy mornings, I wondered how I could tempt myself to roll out of bed. After mulling it over I came up with the perfect addition — maple whipped cream!

Maple Whipped Cream

Who wouldn’t want to crawl out of bed for this?! Placed on top of pipping hot coffee, the whipped cream melts into a delicious layer of foam that is sure to start your day with a smile.

Maple Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 C. heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbs. maple syrup

Directions:

  • Place the heavy whipping cream and maple syrup in a bowl
  • Whisk until soft peaks form
  • Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 10 hours
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Salted Dark Chocolate Shortbread

Salted Dark Chocolate Shortbread

Marrying someone with Scottish blood ensures one thing – you will have tea and biscuits in your cupboards. I was never a huge shortbread fan, but these mini salted dark chocolate cookies have changed my mind! Since I have no will power when it comes to anything involving chocolate, these cookies have been reserved for days when we are expecting guests. Otherwise, I fear I would consume the whole batch myself…

Salted Dark Chocolate Shortbread

If you have been blessed with a stronger will power than myself, feel free to bake a batch and nibble on with a cup of tea or coffee. By using a mini cookie cutter you can create bit size treats to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Salted Dark Chocolate Shortbread

Feeling generous? Then you can even package up a few cookies to give to a friend or neighbor. I guarantee you will score major friend points with these cookies!

Salted Dark Chocolate Shortbread

Salted Dark Chocolate Shortbread

Shortbread Recipe

Finishing Touches:

  • Once cool, dip your shortbread cookie into melted dark chocolate
  • Lay on a non-stick surface
  • Sprinkle with coarse sea salt
  • Let harden before serving

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

To be honest, I had never had biscotti before I made these peppermint creations. I guess that throws my credibility out the window when I say these are delicious, but while I may not be a biscotti expert I know delicious dessert when I taste one!

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

If you still have faith in this recipe, then I suggest you dig out your apron and make these stats! These peppermint chocolate biscotti are a lovely addition to a cup of hot chocolate. Who doesn’t want to warm up after a chilly winter day with that combination?! Yum!

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Finishing Touches:

  • Dip each biscotti in melted dark chocolate
  • Sprinkle crushed peppermint pieces over the chocolate
  • Drizzle with melted white chocolate
  • Let harden on a non-stick surface