It’s that time of the year! Time to make lists of the good things that happened in 2021. Now, baking wise, I didn’t go crazy but I still had some really great recipes happen. Here they are in order of greatness:
‘Tis the season to hit the baking HARD. I don’t know that I will actually get too because work is burning me out so bad but I am trying people.
These cookies were awesome. They even go well dipped in coffee. Exceptionally well. Just don’t let it hang out in there too long because they break off fast and then you end up with cookie crumbs in the bottom of your coffee and well, that’s not all that bad really. 😉
Look, this recipe made about 2 dozen cookies and they’re about to all be gone in 2 days. So, that should tell you all you need to know about this recipe. (Not bad for the first new recipe of the new year!)
I don’t actually contribute much to Thanksgiving Day cooking, usually just mashed potatoes. That particular dinner is my husband’s jam. BUT, this year I baked a little goodie for snacking first thing in the morning.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES FOR THE WIN.
It did require all caps since they are that freaking good. Probably one of my new favorite cookie recipes. Goes great with milk. 🙂
The batter was incredibly sticky. To the point I had to dust my fork with cocoa powder in order to flatten and achieve the famous criss cross pattern.
Here’s what I ended up making for the Super Bowl party. The picture isn’t too pretty because I forgot to take a photo until later after the cookies had been layered in a travel container. They received praises from everyone who tried them so we’ll label this recipe a win!
One thing I will note, don’t try this frosting recipe unless you have a hand mixer OR prepare to pump your muscles up with intense whipping action.
Good morning fellow food fiends! I had a great weekend with my dad and let him picked what I baked since he doesn’t get to enjoy it very often. He choose cookies, but I choose the exact recipe.
These were very good. I recommend reading the entire recipe through before starting. Nothing particularly difficult but I had preheated my oven and then read that I needed to refrigerate the dough for a half hour before I could continue. I found the sweet spot with my ancient oven which was 10 minutes, flatten with spatula and then allow to continue to bake on the hot baking sheet for another 10 minutes. (The recipe makes more cookies than it says. I doubled the recipe and had overflowing plates of cookies.)
I tried two new recipes this past Fourth of July and was annoyed with both of them. Doesn’t happen often so the fact that I had two less than awesome recipes in a row, had me slapping things around in the kitchen. Both tasted better than they look so that was a small plus.
This recipe requires you to let dough set in the fridge for 30 minutes. 30 minutes did nothing to harden it up. (That’s what she said.) I stuck it in the freezer for 15+ minutes and that seemed to do the trick. EXCEPT, after about 2 minutes of scooping dough, it went right back to being tacky. I was so annoyed that I just started flinging it on the cookie sheet with zero fucks about what it looked like. I was also so annoyed that I didn’t even do the last step of giving it a lemon glaze.