Thursday, December 23, 2010
Yes, yes, I know....I'm a Pagan and should be celebrating "Yule." I'm just so used to Christmas, though, and it's how I think of the holiday, so there you go.
Anyway, I've been baking up a storm. I usually give cookies and other treats as gifts, and this year is no exception. Last year I made some brownies and bars that were pretty involved, and didn't keep very well, so this year I went for simple and made some cookies. I tried out three different kinds; Chocolate Cranberry Chunkies (chocolate cookies, with chocolate chunks and dried cranberries,) Mini Chip Snowball Cookies (little round sandies-style cookies with chocolate chunks; called for nuts as well but I didn't use them) and Cocoa Ginger Crisps (chocolate and ginger cookies, dipped in cocoa powder and sugar.) They all turned out really good. I thought that the Cocoa Ginger Crisps were the best, but for whatever reason everybody else liked the Snowball ones.
Here's some pics. We also tried out some Red Velvet Brownies, but that's for another post.
The Chocolate Cranberry Chunkies:
Here are the Mini Chip Snowball Cookies, cooling on the sheets. So good!
And finally, here are the Cocoa Ginger Crisps: