Cathedral Windows – A Husband’s Favorite by Karin Beery
When it comes to Christmas, my husband is a giant eight year-old. He goes nuts for lights, decorations, and, of course, the cookies. Like any good eight year-old, the more sugar the better. That’s why his favorite Christmas “cookie” is basically chocolate covered sugar – the cathedral window. You won’t need much to make these, and they’re actually very easy to make for – and with – kids.
You will need:
1 bag of chocolate chips (milk or dark – your preference)
1 bag of miniature marshmallows (or, if you prefer, the seasonal marshmallows in fun shapes and colors)
Sauce pan (or a double boiler, if you have it)
Large glass/metal bowl
Spatula or wooden spoon
- Cut 2-2.5’ length of waxed paper. Keep it handy.
- Add 2-3 cups of water to sauce pan. Cover it with bowl. Put it on the stove.
- Pour chocolate chips into bowl.
- Turn burner on to medium-high to boil water.
- Stir chips continually.
- When chips are completely melted, turn off the burner.
- Pour marshmallows into melted chocolate.
- Stir marshmallows until completely coated.
- Pour chocolate-covered marshmallows onto waxed paper, spreading it length-wise across the paper (leave a few inches at each end).
- Pull up sides of the paper to form the marshmallows into a log, then fold over the sides and ends of paper to seal the log.
- Put log in the freezer for at least an hour.
- Remove log from freezer. Unwrap. Slice.
Owner of Write Now Editing and Copywriting Services, a wife, novelist, and homemaker, Karin Beery has had hundreds of articles published in various periodicals, in addition to writing her novels. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the American Christian Writers Association, and Christian Proofreaders and Editors Network. She is represented by literary agent Steve Hutson at WordWise Media. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, or at her website, www.karinbeery.com.