Monday, December 20, 2010
My Cookie Exchange Choice
Well, tonight is our Cookie Exchange--the first one I have ever hosted, and the first I have ever attended. I have to admit, I'm more of a cookie buyer than a cookie baker! I have tested 3 recipes, and finally decided on the Chocolate Crinkles. They are easy and cute! I tried Cinnamon Pinwheels, but the dough kept breaking up as I tried to roll it. I was trying this recipe at 3:30 this morning and got frustrated--my frustration manifests itself in me muttering to myself and growling. I had Jessica try a chocolate covered peanut butter ball recipe, but--I don't know--they tasted wonderful, but I just wasn't satisfied with their appearance. So one more shot--Chocolate Crinkles. I'm getting ready to put the second batch in the oven. The first batch turned out beautifully--just like the picture! I think this will be my recipe for every Cookie Exchange from now on :) By the way, the Cookie Exchange "rules" suggest that you use a recipe that is familiar to you and that you bake the cookies at least 3 days in advance--oh well, there's always next Christmas!