Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Before we left to visit the families, I made up some cookies to take with us. Of course, there wasn't any shortage of goodies--sugary and otherwise--at our folks' houses, but if I don't bake cookies it just doesn't feel like Christmas.

I tried out a few new-to-me recipes this year, all of which (amazingly enough) turned out pretty well.

M&M Cookies (using the recipe for chewy chocolate chip cookies in the The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book, but substituting M&Ms). Adam particularly liked these, which is good because they were made to fulfill his special request.

M&M Cookies

Swiss Cinnamon Crisps (via Not Martha). These are pretty easy, though I let my dough sit in the fridge too long, so it was a little hard to work with. I think they taste like Cinnamon Toast Crunch in the best way (though it has been likely more than a decade since I actually ate Cinnamon Toast Crunch, so my memory could be a little off here). They are really easy to eat. Too easy, maybe. And the recipe makes a ton.

Swiss Cinnamon Crisps

Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps (via Angry Chicken). The dough got really messy as I shaped it, but I had to do it with my hands, so one of those cookie scoop things might have fixed that problem. They are soft and tasty, though. I used instant coffee for the instant espresso, but they were still yummy.

Chocolate-Espresso Snowcaps

I'll be back soon to show-and-tell some of the homemade gifts I gave this year. I'm sure you are on the edge of your seat.


Anonymous said...

Maybe the cinnamon cookies were "easy" because your loving husband was so helpful.

Sarah said...

Hmmm...Anonymous...who could that be? ;)

You do have a point, though. You were...I mean he was...super helpful with all the rolling, cutting, and sugar sprinkling. Thanks, Adam!

Paris Pastry said...

Oh my, all of them look so wonderful!!