My sister and I hosted a cookie exchange last week. It’s an annual tradition that we’ve been participating in or hosting for at least 5 years. We have a great time, but I have to admit… I really hate baking cookies. I’m terrible at cookies. Give me yeast any day, but cookies and I are just not friends.
I made these thin mint type cookies, but they took me three days and were a major pain! And they weren’t even that good when it was all over. I definitely need to find a “go to” Christmas cookie exchange recipe to make every year. I don’t mind a bit of work, but I want the results to be worth the time and energy spent.
After I finished dipping the cookies, I had a lot of melted chocolate left over. I also had some pretzel rods in the pantry. One of my favorite treats ever are chocolate dipped pretzels so I put the two together. I’m thinking perhaps I should have just made these instead of the cookies.
To make these, just melt some chocolate chips, chocolate bars, almond bark, or white chocolate. I put the melted chocolate in a tall drinking glass so the chocolate would go further up the pretzel. Let the chocolate drip off so you don’t get too much on there. Shake some sprinkles over them for a festive decoration. I dried mine on the cookie racks, but I’d use parchment, foil, or wax paper next time.
I have a friend who serves these at her kids’ birthday parties, too!