Peppermint Vitality Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Vitality Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
The holidays are just around the corner! Are you one to put up decorative lights outdoors before Thanksgiving or do you wait until after? Whatever holiday cheer we can infuse around us, we should try our best now more than ever.

Why not start by whipping up a batch of Vitality Essential Oil cookies?  I've made incredible gingersnaps using Clove Vitality Oil and the spicy kick turned out perfect. The recipe I want to share with you this time is for Peppermint Vitality Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. The flavor is so decadent and bold, everyone will beg to know your secret! 

Another one of my favorite ways to jump into the holiday season is by diffusing Christmas Spirit. It has a warm, cozy aroma that fills you with nostalgia. That's sure to make spirits bright! 

Peppermint Vitality Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup unsalted butter 
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
2-3 drops of Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 candy cane (finely crushed)
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

-Preheat oven to 350° F
-Place heaping tablespoons of dough about 1” apart on parchment paper
-Bake for 10-12 minutes - until soft with slightly crisping edges
-Set to cool, but sprinkle crushed candy cane on immediately

Caramel Apples!

I love caramel apples! Growing up we had Halloween parties every year. My favorite part was making the caramel apples. We would use them as party favors. Today I want to give you an easy twist on the normal caramel apple. 
DIY Thieves Caramel Apples Favors!
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of corn syrup 
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 stick of butter
8 to 10 apples
Parchment paper
Add your sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, sweetened condensed milk, and butter to a medium-low heated pot.
Stir to prevent burning on the bottom of the pot.
Once your caramel has reached 225 degrees. 
Let the caramel cool for 5 minutes.
Add in the 10 drops of Thieves essential oils.
Cleaning your apples. If you haven’t tried the Thieves fruit and veggie wash, this could be a perfect time to try it. 
Push a popsicle stick or lollipop stick in the middle of your apples.
Dip your apples in the caramel.
Place on parchment paper and place in fridge.
Once the apples are cooled, you can drizzle chocolate, nuts, or whatever you want on top. I wrap the apples in a clear bag and use them as party favors. I have also cut the apples into slices or balls with a melon baller and dipped them in the caramel sauce. I use the leftover caramel sauce on just about everything. 
These make perfect teacher gifts and gifts during Christmas. 
The real question left is how do you pronounce caramel? Care-a-mel, car-Mel or even car-muhl Thieves fruit and veggie wash