I think the past couple months of cooking and blogging way less than I’d prefer finally got to me because I baked a ridiculous amount of cookies this weekend.
For some reason, I decided a few weeks ago that it’d be cool to make cookies for our friends as Christmas gifts, instead of buying real gifts. Plus it gives me an excuse to bake, without having to then eat all my creations. I waited to begin cooking until this weekend, since we were waiting to give them out until today.
Saturday didn’t start out great. I decided to make lace cookies using the recipe from The Internet Food Association. They looked simple and didn’t require any weird ingredients.
Not such a great idea.
The cookies were in the oven for less than 5 minutes when I decided to peek at them. As you can see, they were burnt to a pretty good crisp and our fire alarm decided to make sure everyone in the neighborhood knew. Brian was up the street doing laundry and he could hear it. Our downstairs neighbors called up the stairs to make sure there wasn’t an actual fire.
After that super embarrassing moment, I decided not to make lace cookies.
From there, things got much better. Below are the results (click the cookie names for the recipe):
Chocolate Chip (Tollhouse, of course)
Chocolate Nut Revels (I got the recipe from my mom, but this one is exactly the same)
Magic Cookie Bars (also from my mom, but the recipe’s online at allrecipes)
Cinnamon Sugar Rolls (Food Network Magazine)
Shortbread (Food Network Magazine)
How I ended up with six kinds of cookies I’m not really sure…but it was fun trying out new and old recipes. After all the cookies had cooled, Brian and I arranged them on plates:
I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty impressed with myself. And our friends and coworkers seemed pretty happy to receive them. It almost makes me wish it was Christmas more often (though I’m sure I can find other excuses to bring treats in to work!)