I set myself the goal of approximately 10 cookie kinds to be made over Saturday & Sunday, and I basically made it, despite falling off a stool, while reaching for a lid for one of my big cookie containers – and dislocating my little finger. I spent a couple of hours in the ER, but came back home and kept baking. Here’s a picture of my crooked finger, but you don’t have to click on it if you don’t want to. I will never forget the feeling when the doctor gave it a yank and it clunked back into place. Guess I’ll need to take a little cookie box to the ER.
It’s been a really, really compressed-feeling cookie season – I know I’ve said that before, but this year seems worse than years past.
I didn’t even go outside on Saturday or Sunday, except to go to the ER.
I’ll cross off the ones that are done as of 7:08 PM Monday, and add the few pics I have.
- Springerle I’m afraid these are going to be the ones i don’t get to this year, much as I love them – especially when they get slightly stale after Christmas. With black coffee. Maybe I’ll make a small batch for me even if I don’t make them in time to go in the boxes to ship.
spoon cookies– but they seem kinda ragged this year
- pecan meringues
pecan bars chocolate toffee barsused milk chocolate and no de-laminating – so far! slice & bake the pistachio-cranberry and slice & bake the World Peace – I’m only counting as one, because it’s easy!I tried adding a bit of extra flour to the pistachio-cranberry, and that seemed to counteract the spreading Coconut cookies – I’m trying a different recipe this year, rather than the Martha one I’ve been using & have kind of a love hate relationship with – in 2015 they were too big ; in 2016 seemed too sweet . I like these Gourmet ones better.
- Moravian ginger thins, but again I decided to use a different recipe – an old recipe from Bon Appetit, called spice crisps, from something like 1989, so I’m not finding it online. I usually use it to make turkey-shaped cookies for Thanksgiving but I didn’t do that this year, so thought I’d bring it out for cookie season. The dough’s made but don’t know when I’ll have time to roll them out … maybe Tuesday night.
- Fig bars – cucidati
- Mexican wedding or Russian tea cakes or pecan snowballs or whatever the least culturally insensitive name they are at the moment.
- Almond rainbow bars
Hazelnut chocolate crinklesthese are new this year – they look the same, but I usually make chocolate crinkles with walnuts & Sambucca. I think if I make them next year, I’m going to melt the butter
- Peppermint patty brownies
I actually think I’ll make my Wednesday deadline for having everything done to ship, but man it’s been a push.