3 cups heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 packages (9 ounces each) chocolate wafers
Edible flowers of your choice, chocolate curls and crushed candy canes, optional
1. In a large bowl, beat the cream, sugar and extract on high until stiff peaks form. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag. Fill with whipped cream.
2. On a serving plate, arrange seven cookies in a circle, using one cookie in the center. Pipe 2/3 cup whipped cream over cookies. Repeat layers nine times. Refrigerate overnight.
3. Garnish with flowers, chocolate curls and crushed candy if desired.
Our home economists take four ingredients and turn them into an impressive, no-bake cake. Do-ahead desserts don't get any better!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
YIELD: 8 servings.
1 slice: 605 calories, 42g fat (23g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.