Every year I go a bit overboard with cookies… and this year will be no exception. This year might even be worse, because we have a lot of random events to attend in the next few weeks. Usually I spend the last few days before Christmas Eve in the kitchen, so I’ll have an assortment of cookies to offer as a gift to anyone who hosts us over the holidays. Having more events to attend/host means I’ll need cookies and treats throughout the month.
Now, I doubt this list will be comprehensive. I’ll skip over a few and probably add a few along the way, but I’m going to do my best to make most of these. Some are favorites from years past and some will be new.
Rolo Bites: A classic. Super easy to make, great for snacking. These always go over well.
Black Bottom Coconut Bites: One of my favorites. I love brownies, I love coconut, so this was a match made in heaven for me. They pull together quickly without the use of a stand mixer, which is an added bonus.
Snickerdoodles (sorry, no link): Like I said before, they’re probably my signature cookie and an integral part of my holiday baking.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge: The name has me drooling. I never make fudge since Rich won’t eat it, but now that I have plenty of people to share with, it’s going on the menu.
Dark Chocolate and Mint Chip Clouds: I just came across this recipe the other day and it looks really good. The Nestle Mint Chocolate Chips are great and I try to stock up when they hit stores. Follow the cookie recipe on the back of the bag for a great, soft, minty cookie.
Peppermint Mocha Blossoms: Made these last year and everyone loved them… a nice spin off of the traditional Peanut Butter Blossoms.
Nutella Peanut Butter Cup Cookies: I always try to have some peanut butter/chocolate combination. This year I might take it one step further and go for peanut butter/nutella instead.
Toffee Chip Cookies: One of my favorite cookies. In my experience, they should be baked for exactly 10 minutes. No more, no less.
I’m contemplating doing decorated sugar cookies this year. If I follow through with that idea (I probably won’t), I’ll be heading over to Bake at 350 for recipes and instructions.