I cannot say that I'm sharing a recipe with you guys today...It's more of a cookie assembly idea. Let's just call a spade a spade. Three ingredients, no baking, and finished in 5 minutes. I told you; it's not a recipe. (Foodies, feel free to head on over to Smitten Kitchen or Joy the Baker now.)
We had a party to attend on Saturday but had just returned from a week out of town. Laundry was piled high, the kitchen was a mess, and I needed an easy dessert that required very little on my part. I saw this white chocolate pistachio candy on Pinterest with just two ingredients and was immediately sold. Super simple, but a solid combination. I just took it a step further and added them atop ginger thins.
If you've never tried Anna's ginger thins, please do so soon. Oh my, they are fabulous. These paper thin cookies are light and crispy, yet somehow they melt in your mouth. I made lemon icebox mini cakes using them this spring. (On my list of top five desserts.) The cookies are delicious crumbled over ice cream or served with coffee. I was excited to have another reason to stock up on little red boxes. Ginger, white chocolate, and pistachios feel so fancy together. You could show up to a party and fool even a foodie hostess. Pile them high on a pretty plate and spend the time you saved folding the laundry that's taking up residence on your couch.
WHITE CHOCOLATE PISTACHIO COOKIES
1 package Anna's ginger thins
1.5 cups Ghirardelli white melting wafers
1 cup chopped pistachios
1. Melt wafers according to package directions on stove top or microwave.
2. Spoon melted chocolate onto a ginger thin and smooth with back of spoon using a circular motion.
3. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios before chocolate hardens.
Just for fun, here's a peek at our first family Halloween costume...a giant s'more. It seemed like a good fit for our little clan. We got to try it out early at the party this weekend. There might be some minor adjustments made before the 31st.
Here are my thoughts on the whole DIY group costume:
Cost: I spent under $25 for all three costumes.
Fun factor: Yes, our baby was a giant marshmallow. If that isn't fun, I don't know what is.
Time: My Hershey's bar took an entire evening. The graham and the 'mallow were a bit easier.
Movement: It is not easy to hold a baby with cardboard signs draped around your neck.
Baby safety: Not 100%, but my guess is that foam padding is not an approved infant chew toy.
As her mother I am biased, but isn't she is just THE cutest little marshmallow you ever did see?