Happy Monday! Yesterday, I continued my tradition of baking a buttload of cookies to ship off to Meredith @Allboutthembooksandstuff. We’ve been exchanging cookies every year since about 2012, and last year she actually came and visited me around Christmas so we just made them together! This year, she was at home and it was bittersweet making them. I miss her, dammit! A buddy of mine came over and we made all these together:
This was al the ingredients I bought – all the flour and stuff I had already. I also bought cooling racks and cookie sheets because mine mysteriously disappeared over the past year. I think they’re under the oven but I’m afraid.
This was the test batch of the sugar cookies – they turned out really good, if not super sweet.
Prettier sugar cookies in the back, and then caramel blossom, and up front are uncovered buckeye cookies. The base is brownie, then there’s a peanut butter ball, and not pictured is the chocolate shell I put on top of them later. I forgot to take a pic of the finished product because I have no foresight.
These are Andes Candies mint cookies! In addition to the candy on top, there’s chopped up candies within, and mint extract, and all sorts of things. I hope Meredith likes mint because holy poop.
And finally, gingerbread cookies. These are pretty spicy, I think I added a bit too much nutmeg. Whoops!
And then in other news, about ten minutes before my buddy arrived, our furnace kicked the bucket. So, we booted up the fireplace. We’ve lived here for two years and never used it. And man, it was nice, but I gotta tell ya…. whenever I buy a house I think I want a wooden fireplace. This gas one was nice but it smelled so weird. It wasn’t gas floating around I promise, but the after-smell of the gas being burned. Blech. It was warm though so I can’t really complain.
And that’s it! If you’re baking anything this season, lemme know!