Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I'm the Cookie Woman

I think I've voluntarily made enough cookies in my life that I can tack it on to my self-definition.
Indeed, I'm the Cookie Woman.

Not quite as fun (or blue) as the Cookie Monster, but certainly enthusiastic about the given foodstuff.

For evidence, I give you my Christmas baking.

  Apple Butter Thumbprint Cookies
  Applesauce Cocoa Cookies
  Chewy Chocolate Ginger Cookies
  Chocolate Krinkles
  Chocolate Chip Cookies
  Chocolate Orange Fingers
  Cinnamon Buns
  Coconut Dreams
  Coffee Bean and Toffee
  Cranberry/White Chocolate
  Date Squares
  Double Chocolate Brownie Cups
  Empire Cookies
  Lemon Coconut Bars
  Maple Leaf Cookies
  Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies
  Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
  Orange Date Nut
  Peanut Butter Cookies
  Pumpkin Chocolate Chip
  Sugar Cookies
  White Chocolate/Orange Dreams

Personal baking tips
I underbake most of the cookies, though there's a few exceptions.
I keep my oven at about 325, rather than 350 (which is what the vast majority of recipes call for).
This year I was all about the parchment paper. Works so well, and less clean up!
A few years ago I invested in a cooling rack and it's my favourite cookies baking tool ever.

Do you do holiday baking? What are some of your favourite recipes?
I love asking this question, as I've received some great recipes in the past from you all. And hey, if there's any cookies up there that you're way keen on, just let me know and I'll get the recipe to you!

1 For further evidence, please see 2011 and 2009.


Hilary said...

Holy smokes, that's a lot of cookies! You ARE the cookie woman! The green trees at the top look so yummy...I love iced cookies, YUM. I usually try to make Swedish Tea Ring for a few friends every year, but it unfortunately doesn't always happen. Aaaand, that's about it. :)

Julie said...

whoa, you ARE a baking machine! I don't bake as much as I used to, but favourite to- make holiday cookies are spritz cookies, because I get to use my cookie press which is super fun.

Karen said...

That is a lot of different cookies! I hope you have a good cookie taster!