Make a big batch of these fun snowy mountain cookies for your next ski trip or create a fun, edible mountain range for a snow-themed winter party. Paired with a nice warm cup of hot cocoa, they're guaranteed to be the tastiest frostbite you've ever had.
Makes approximately 12
Gather your ingredients.
Place the plastic bags in the cups, forming a cone shape inside the cup with one corner of the bag pointing down.
In a large pan on the stove, combine the sugar, butter, milk and cocoa powder. Stir and heat on high to boiling. Allow the mixture to boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter, quick oats and vanilla extract. Stir until mixture is well combined.
Drop spoonfuls of the cookie mixture into the plastic bags, forming the mountain/cone shapes. Adjust the amount of the mixture inside the bags to get the shape and size that you want. Allow the cookies to cool inside the bags.
After about 5-10 minutes, remove the cookies from the bags and shape as needed. (If they're still slightly warm, you can shape your mountains better. Once they've cooled and hardened completely, they can't be manipulated.) Place on a piece of parchment paper.
After the cookies are completely hard, melt your candy melts in the microwave, stirring and heating for 30-second intervals until smooth.
Using a food-safe paintbrush or pastry brush, paint the bottom 1/3 of the mountain cookies with the green candy melts. Let dry and harden.
Dip the tops of the mountain cookies into the powdered sugar to make the snowcaps.
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