I’m back! I’ve been away visiting family for the past week, but now I have to share the sweet rewards of my holiday baking bonanza. I went a little cookie crazy, guys. First I made these molasses gingerdoodles above (and stacked them into a cookie cutter-topped tree). I’m not big on molasses and gingersnap cookies, but these were pretty darn tasty—and loved by those who are fans of that kind of thing. They’re soft and spicy with a sweet cinnamon-sugar coating. Here’s the recipe from Averie Cooks if you want to try them.
Of course I had to bake something traditional, too, so I made classic German shortbread cookies using a recipe from Rischart bakery in Munich…
My cookie cutter collection is limited, so I used fairly large snowflake and leaf shapes and ended up with fewer cookies than anticipated. But I’m not complaining… I’d probably eat two smaller ones at a time anyway because they’re so buttery and good, especially dipped in chocolate.
But I saved the best for last. These giant chewy oatmeal cookies from How Sweet It Is were hands down the favorite. As you can see, I had fun drizzling them in brown butter icing Jackson Pollock-style.
Seriously, I want to write an ode to these. Or whip up some fluffy filling the next time I bake them to make the ultimate oatmeal cookie sandwiches. But for now, I should probably lay off the cookies for a while.
YOUR TURN: What’s your must-bake holiday cookie?