It's that time of year again...the holiday season brings about...
Cookie Baking Time!!
This is probably one of my favorite times the the year right now because I can experiment with various cookie recipes! And I am going to share with you the ones that I have done so far!
Cookie #1: Almond Shortbread Cookies with Caramel Frosting
These have both ground almonds and almond extract in the cookie batter.
Cookie #2 Walnut Thumprints with Almond Frosting
Both creations on a platter ready to be served.
Having fun with the camera and the Kitchen-Aid mixer!!
Ok, so its not a cooke, but I did bake some Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins.
I added 5 bananas (they were small) and it came out tasting more like a spice muffin + chocolate chips...next time I will cut back a little on the cinnamon. These are also much better eaten warm.
Cookie # 3 Florentines
These crisp wafer-like cookies are from Italy. They consist mainly of crushed blanched almonds sugar and corn syrup.
Cookie #4 Gingerbread Snowflakes
One of my personal favs...very yummy although they did get a little crispy for my liking...but good dunked in milk or coffee!! Yum Yumm...
Cookie # 5 Chocolate Crinkles
These are really yummy and fudgie, but messy due to the powdered sugar that they are coated in!!
The final decorated gingerbread cookies...they were made for a Senior Art Preview Show that I was a part of!!
Cookie #6 Spritz Cookies. I did two different batches. One was the classic with almond flavoring. The other was vanilla and cinnamon. Both were very good, but I think I like the traditional much better.
Cookie #7 Maple Drops. These are a very cake-like cookie, light with amazing maple flavor. They are frosted with a browned butter maple frosting that is exquisite as well.
Cookie #8 Turtles. So simple. Just 3 pecan halves, melted caramel and melted chocolate. Not my favorite, but my mother loves them!
Cookie #9 Ting-a-lings or Haystacks. My mother grew up calling them Ting-a-lings, I know them as Haystacks. Whatever you call them, they are good and simple to make. Just chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and chow mein noodles. Yummy!
All on a platter, ready to eat!
**Recipes Coming Soon!!**