Esther challenged me to Cookie Wars, and I immediately agreed. I didn’t know what I was getting in to. That girl is so competitive, great at decorating and is insanely creative. So I lost. Her cookies were amazing btw, I would have picked hers too.
But you know what, mine were pretty dang good too.
Butterscotch Chip Spice Cookies
Christmas flew by for me – I spent probably 85% of December knitting and the other 15% trying to fit in everything else. So, I never got around to doing a lot of Christmas baking (though I did make an awesome gingerbread house, I’ll upload photos soon since I haven’t yet!). I got a special Holiday Cookies magazine from Cuisine At Home and finally this week got around to trying one of the recipes. Yeah, it’s really good. Like, really, really good. The spices make it holiday but not so much that you couldn’t enjoy these cookies year round. In fact, I intend to. These are definitely a new favorite.
These would be great to do with a group. Get some together rolling and cutting the dough and have someone else running the fryer. These are delicious but best immediately, when still warm.
Chewy Chocolate-Gingerbread Cookies
These are a great alternative to gingerbread cookies. The combination of spices and chocolate will delight both children and adults.
Also called Pfefferkuchen, lebkuchen is a famous German Christmas cookie. Despite all the extra ingredients, this cookie reminded me a lot of a carrot cake cookie or a spice cookie.
Vanilla Malted Cookies
The malt powder in these cookies is such a great item to have in your pantry!
Ok, these are fantastic. Perfect with a cup of coffee or cocoa, the mousse filling is delicious and the espresso in the cookies is perfection. These cookies are hard to give away.