Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Cookies, Day 1

The holiday baking has begun. The list of what I want to bake is much longer than reality permits, but even with trying to cut back, I'm still planning to make seven or eight kinds of cookies and treats. Yesterday, I made chocolate-dipped espresso shortbread, peanut butter balls, double-ginger cookies, and chocolate candy cane bars. Chocolate-dipped espresso shortbread, from Fine Cooking's cookie issue. Peanut butter balls, a sweet mixture of peanut butter and confectioner's sugar, rolled in bittersweet chocolate and then tossed in finely chopped salted peanuts, from a recipe in Carole Walters' Great Cookies. Double-ginger cookies, a combination of crystallized and powdered ginger, from a recipe in Fine Cooking's cookie issue Chocolate candy cane bars, based on a recipe from the mysteries of Joanna Fluke

5 comments:

Serena said...

these look great. too bad i can't eat the ones with nuts.

Cherie said...

OMG! They all look so good!

Lynne said...

Yum!!! I want one of those chocolate candy cane bars.

Anonymous said...

the company from the north wants to devour some of those delicious cookies!!!!!

J said...

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