10 days left, if you're counting...
12.14.10 Cookie Baking Day 2010 was as intense as ever.
It was a FULL DAY of baking and we took it seriously.
A little burnt chocolate, some spilled sprinkles
New recipes and classic family favs
Speaking of family favs...
My sister rocked the lemon butterfly cookies this year (see pic below, top right)
Seriously rocked them.
Maybe it was the newlywed glow? I don't know...
What I do know is that both my sister-in-law and I nominate her to be the one to make them again next year.
What?! Back to back years? What an honor for her.
Why? Because we trust her and her supreme ability to make the lemon butterfly cookies.
It has (nothing) to do with the fact that the batter is (annoyingly) super sticky.
Or that it involves a metal cookie press to pump them out one-by-(painstakingly)one.
Nor is it related to the fact that the amount of steps involved in making such an intricate cookie surpasses the amount of bites it takes to consume it.
And, in case you were wondering, it has no correlation to the pressure involved in getting the baking time just right to produce a soft yet not-too-doughy Christmas delicacy that is furthermore dipped in powdered sugar when cooled.
No. It's really because my sister is that good at making the lemon butterfly cookies.
Holly, if you're reading this, I'm so proud of you. Few people can claim this gift and you possess it. Embrace it. (love you, Hol!)
My cookie baking assignment was this new recipe I found. The last sentence on the description caught my eye. Can you read it?
It says, "Some people say they taste like Christmas!" (I may or may not have repeated this phrase more than once while in the process of making these creations)
Despite the fact that when I doubled the recipe my poor simple math skills came into play and I added a whole extra cup of sugar....we pretty much all agreed that these taste a-mazing.
Like Christmas even.
Does anyone recognize what mag this recipe came from? If you do, hit me up with a comment because I have no idea.....
If you, too, have the recipe from where I got it, than you'll def want to make these goodies.
Except forget about the icing they tell you to make with the white chocolate and honey (what?!)
We made them with a mixture of powdered sugar and milk and I'm pretty sure we upgraded the cookie to magical in the process. (Or maybe it was just the extra cup of sugar in the batter...)
Well, I feel a little guilty. Here you are looking at all these fun Christmas treats and I'm the one smelling them and (of course) eating them.
How rude of me. Let me make it up to you, Blogger B's.
My personal belief is that nothing, NOTHING, goes better with chocolate than peanut butter. But maybe that's just me.
What do you think? What's the #1, BEST THING to pair with chocolate?
No wrong answers, only entries in today's GIVEAWAY WEDNESDAY!
Just leave a comment with the words:
"chocolate plus _____ (fill in the blank) is magical."
Tomorrow I'll pick a winner and send out a package of the #2 reason to rejoice in Christmas:
Reese's Peanut Butter Trees
JESUS holds the #1 spot.....and He wins by a landslide.
But something's gotta be #2