wonderful smells from the kitchen!
Starting in on the Christmas Cookies!
Tried the Bourbon Balls for the first time yesterday — on request, I might add. Was worried starting with ‘Nilla Wafers [*yiich*] but they seem to have turned out pretty good. Anyone have another variation I might try?
Also tried a little thing described as the real “Sugarplums” which is nuts and dried fruit chopped very finely and stuck together with some OJ or some Grand Marnier. meh… maybe they’ll get better as they age. I *could* make a batch with just cherries and pecans, which I think would be better than the mix of several fruits…
I tried Rugelach. Yowzah! I thought they needed some tweaking, but they disappeared like the wind. So I think I’ll give them some more work!
Then on to the variations of the classic chocolate chip dough recipe; with chocolate chips, and with pecans, and with cherries and with any and all combinations of the above. Also gonna try a variation with pecans and candied ginger.
Also gonna make Dad’s favorites: pecan crescents. Recipe from his Mom.
What’s your favoritest Christmas Cookie evar?
[recipes always welcome *bats eyelashes*]