Friday, January 7, 2011

Christmas Cookies

This year we decided to make up plates of cookies for some family members we missed visiting with during the Christmas shuffle. It was a lot of baking, but a lot of fun to put them together.

First up, Molasses Cookies from Justin's grandmother's recipe ~

Molases Cookies

(Those things are addictive! Recipe to come later....)
No-Bake Oatmeal, Chocolate, & Peanut Butter Cookies ~

No Bake Oatmeal, Chocolate, & Peanut Butter Cookies

A new recipe: Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies ~
(Adapted from this recipe)

Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies

And the lovely Snowflake Sugar Cookies ~

Snowflake Sugar Cookies

Those are actually created with cut & bake cookies & then decorated with a stencil & cinnamon after cooling, which also gives them a lovely Snickerdoodle flavor. I posted directions on how to create those a few years ago but hope to post a new set of directions with a template for next year.

This year we realized that the cinnamon flakes actually darken on the cookie as they sit overnight & the design was even more striking. We only found that out since we were saving them for others ~ normally they don't last that long!

We also added a few Rice Krispie Treats to the plates (Justin's pic), wrapped each plate in plastic wrap & then fancied them up with a little ribbon & pretty gift tags.

1 comment:

Jenni Price Illustration said...

What a great idea with the cinnamon snowflakes! I would never have thought about that! Also thanks for visiting my blog!