Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday Recap--Cookie Extravaganza

Sorry, readers-- I'm in NY and up to my eyeballs in Christmas cookie baking. Instead of a post about science, writing, or classical history, I can only leave you with a list of cookies made for this holiday season.

  1. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip (x2)
  2. Chocolate Chip (x2)
  3. Molasses Cookies
  4. Italian Chocolate Nut Balls (flavored with ground clove)
  5. Gingerbread
  6. Oatmeal Lacies
  7. Cousin Dora's Lemon Cookies (apparently a classic wedding cookie)
  8. Vanilla Spritz
  9. Italian Bar Cookies (four varieties--lemon, almond, anise, and vanilla)
  10. Grandma's Chocolate Drop (x2)
  11. Anisette Toast
  12. Monster Cookies
My mother will no doubt also be baking English Muffin Bread before Christmas, but that's the easy part. We normally also make  Almond Crescents, Chocolate Spritz, and Peanut Butter Fudge but we were a little bit short-handed this year so some sacrifices had to be made.

I may yet develop some blisters from all the mixing.

There will be a more traditional blog post coming to you guys on Friday!


  1. Holy crap, that is a cookie extravaganza if ever I've seen one!

    I know you want to send me some! What is a monster cookie?

  2. Trinza: Monster Cookies are kind of a ubiquitius midwestern cookie--the chocolate chip of North Dakota. It's a combination peanut butter, oatmeal, and chocolate chip cookie--with m&ms thrown in for good measure. Very tasty, and when you bake them they double in size. I've heard this is why they're called Monster cookies, but it could be also that the recipes for them are HUGE. I have to cut it in half to end up with a reasonable number, so I don't have the cookies coming out of my ears.

  3. Yum! I totally want cookies now. So far I've made a gingerbread house, chocolate pretzels, and sugar cookies.

    I still need to make chocolate cinnamon rolls, peanut butter chocolate cookies, and a ginger castle-cake.

    I love the holidays!

  4. Tell me more about these chocolate cinnamon rolls! Are they like regular cinnamon bun type things, or more cookie like?


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