Every year for Christmas I bake cookies for my friends and family. It started off with just baking the chocolate chip cookie recipe that I’d been baking since I was eight. Then I upped my offerings and added in Snowball cookies, the recipe for which I found, oddly enough, in my December 1998 Seventeen magazine. Shortly after moving back home to Canada my Mom bought me the Insane Cookie Extravaganza edition of Martha Stewart Living, and well, I’ve gone a little batshit. How can I NOT bake EVERY SINGLE recipe ever? Frankly, it’s pretty much impossible. So now I need to cut down my list: Pick the cookies.
It’s the hardest thing I do each year.
Last year I baked:
Daryl’s F-You Triple Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Mint Chocolate Sandwich Hearts
White Chocolate Sandwiches
Peanut Butter Surprises
Stained Glass Window Cookies
Oatmeal Applesauce Drizzle cookies
Raspberry Shortbread Bars
My Mom’s Chocolate Shortbread
Yeah, maybe this year I’ll pare it down a little? Or maybe I’ll just add more? It’s so tough! I’ve had requests for something lemon-y and something with nuts. And I want to do chocolate dipped red velvet cake balls! I’m thinking I’m going to personalise my cookie boxes more this year. Instead of cramming a few of everything in each person’s box, everyone will have their box tailored just for them!
I guess I’ll start making and freezing excessive amounts of cookie dough this weekend!
So many cookies, so little freezer space!