Welcome to our first Sweet Saturday! It’s that time of year. There are gatherings, dinner parties, cookie exchanges, and so many opportunities to take a little something to an event. Not everyone has the time or inclination to bakes dozens of cookies and some people have limited funds and/or kitchen space. Dipped sandwich cookies require no baking, are economical, and look fancier than they are – a perfect holiday treat!

For my dipped sandwich cookies I used the seasonal Candy Cane Jo-Jos from Trader Joe’s. They are delicious and my oldest son loves chocolate mint desserts so I always grab some when they show up in stores. For my dip, I used candy cane melts from Wilton. You can find these at JoAnn, Michael’s, or a local baking supply store. Bonus, JoAnn and Michael’s always have coupons floating around.

This is such an easy treat. The melts from Wilton melt perfectly in the microwave. I recommend 30-45 second intervals, stirring in between, until it is nice and smooth. Then, just dip the cookies. I like to dip each one halfway. It uses less candy and makes a slightly less sweet confection. You do you, though. Dip the whole thing. Dip it twice if you want. You’re the boss! I leave mine thick and rustic, but there are molds available if you want a very smooth, defined cookie. The candy cane melts are lovely by themselves so no more decoration is necessary. If you use a different melt, feel free to add sprinkles, edible glitter, candy pearls, or anything else that makes you happy!

Once they’re dipped and decorated to your satisfaction, place them on a sheet of waxed or parchment paper and allow them to set up. Once the candy coating is hard, you can keep them in an airtight container for about a week, maybe longer depending on your climate.

Show us your treats in the comments or over on Facebook!