Monday, December 17, 2007

Cookie Baking Bonanza

I've finally got around to doing some holiday baking. I had a great weekend and the whole family pitched in. DW made snickerdoodles. I haven't had these for years. They turned out crispy and delicious.

Of course a staple around the holiday season are peanut butter Hershey's Kiss cookies. I made these quite large to enjoy the peanutiness in all its glory.

My favorite xmas cookie is this wonderful tangy and sweet cranberry walnut cookie. I got the recipe from my mothers old tattered and torn Betty Crocker Cookie Book. I remember making these by the truckload when I was a kid. So easy to do. A simple drop cookie. The only thing is I don't have my mother's old "Chef Moule" hand cranked grinder to chop the cranberries. It always did a terrific job. The food processor does not get them all even.


Astra Libris said...

Ooooh, those cranberry walnut cookies look a-m-a-z-i-n-g... Such a beautiful photograph, too!

Pixie said...

Looks like someone's been busy in the kitchen! Some lovely treats you have there, would love one of those peanut butter chocolate kisses. Pity you can't get hershey kisses here in the UK!

Kevin said...

The cranberry walnut cookies looks great! Using fresh cranberries in cookies sounds really interesting.