Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cookies...cookies and more cookies

There's just two weeks until my Holiday Baking Workshop.  This weekend I spent some time perusing my cookie recipes.  Trying to decide on just the perfect cookies to bake that afternoon is no easy task!  There's just so many delicious goodies to choose from.  Of course there's the standard sugar cookie. A different twist on the sugar cookie could be a Stained Glass cookie.  These little gems are gorgeous with a melted candy center to give the effect of stained glass.  Or how about Cinnamon Pinwheels?  At first sight, these red and white swirl cookies made me think peppermint but the cinnamon spice is a delightful surprise! Another thought, still, Pepparkakors.  A Swedish ginger snap cut out cookie.  I like using forest animal cookie cutters for this recipe. So much fun and whimsical too.

And what Holiday cookie platter would be complete without Peppermint Bark?!  Am I right?
I have such a fond memory of  Christmas shopping with my parents (as an adult but before kids) at William-Sonoma.  My mom and I stopped dead in our tracks when we spied their Peppermint Bark.  This stuff is to die for!  Comes in a festive tin. They were giving out samples that day; Oh My Goodness!  My dad bought my mom and I each a tin of this delectable goody. It was like Christmas morning when my dad handed us those tins.  I'm telling you, it's that good!
I think I will give it a go and make some myself.  I know nothing can compare to THE William-Sonoma bark; but I will try.  Taste testing each batch, oh if I must.  It's a hard job but someone has to do it!

Oh the possibilities are endless. So much fun is in store for the afternoon.  Reserve a spot for your little one.  Deadline for sign ups are December 13th.  I look forward to an afternoon of baking fun!

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of the forest animals - how could anyone resist a delicious ginger snap...especially if one was trying to loose a tooth ;) Still working on my own little elf....the class sounds fantastic!!!