Molasses Crinkles are my favorite. I make them every year.
Carmelitas (not technically a cookie, but a bar).
There are Mini-Cheesecakes in the refrigerator.
And just out of the oven-- the newest recipe in my cookie repertoire, Brickle Drop Cookies.
Saladelia, a restaurant here in town, so I decided to give the cookies a try. The recipe is on the bag. Et voilà!
I will make some deliveries tomorrow, sharing my baked goods with friends.
Happy Holiday Baking!
Brickle Drop Cookies
makes 6 dozen
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. packed light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/3 c. (8 oz.) Heath Bits O'Brickle Toffee Bits
1. Heat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease cookie sheets (or line with parchment paper).
2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in large bowl until blended. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in toffee bits.
3. Drop by teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove to wire rack. Cool completely (Sabbatical Chef note: But taste a warm one just out of the oven just for the pure joy of it!).
I also stirred up some Spiced Tea after seeing the recipe on Plain Chicken. I knew that I was saving my Bonne Maman jam jars, pots de confiture, for a reason this year!
Spiced Tea Mix
2 1/2 c. Tang (orange drink mix)
1 1/2 c. Country Time Lemonade mix
1 1/2 c. instant unsweetened tea mix
1/2 c. sugar
3 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
Mix all together.
To serve: 2 tablespoons of tea mix per cup of boiling water.
Hmmm... a nice cup of hot citrus-y spiced tea and a couple of warm cookies. And the January Our State magazine that came in the mail today. The cover is a stunning photo of one of our beautiful North Carolina beaches and inside waits an article on the seven prettiest places in my state.
Bon appétit, Christmas bakers everywhere!