Cookie Madness

If this was adulthood, the only improvement she could detect in her situation was that she could now eat dessert without eating her vegetables.
— from Kinflicks, by Lisa Alther

The great Christmas cookie weekend is upon us again.  Karen is coming next weekend and we are going to bake up a storm, and maybe even make some fudge and/or peppermint bark.  Last year, I had my cookie choices well in hand by this point, but not so this year.  The Kris Kringle cookies were a huge hit last year, so they will be making a return appearance, but beyond that, I’m still undecided.  So, I thought I’d let you know what’s on my radar and see what you all think I should make this year.

First, Death by Caramel bars.  I love caramel, and this sounds so good, but I’m afraid this might be too rich, plus, it’s not really so Christmasy.

Next, Caramelized Sugar Cookies.  These really appeal to me; I bet they’re chewy and buttery and yummy.

How about Chocolate Malted Cookies?  I love Whoppers, and I bet that’s what these taste like, only in cookie form.  Oooh, maybe I could crush up some Whoppers and add them to the batter!  Yum.

Maybe Lemon Sugar Cookies?  I like the idea of a little departure from traditional sugar cookies, and this would satisfy my need to use my cookie cutter collection.

Finally, what about Mint Chippers?  It’s really just a twist on chocolate chip cookies, I suppose, but the mint flavor makes it a little special for the holidays, don’t you think?

At best, I think I can make three kinds of cookies, since Karen will choose several as well, and we want to make fudge or peppermint bark (speaking of which, does anyone have a good recipe for bark?), so which two of those five possibilities do you think sound best?

Thanks for your input!

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8 thoughts on “Cookie Madness

  1. I think the Lemon Sugar Cookies, Mint Chippers and Death by Caramel look delicious. Back when I could find mint chocolate chips I used to like to substitute them in my chocolate chip cookie recipe. Where do I place my order? ;o)

  2. Mel, I know it may not be actual “bark” but I like the saltine toffee crack cookies with the candy cane hershey kisses and crushed up candy canes instead of chocolate chips and nuts. Plus, they’re PINK!

  3. I vote for the Lemon Sugar Cookies too, because there will be many chocolate and sweet cookies, and these will be a nice departure from all the sweetness!

  4. Nate, it took me a second to figure out what you were talking about, but then it made me laugh my ass off!

    And Dawn and Jenna, I think the Lemon Sugar Cookies are definitely in; thanks for reinforcing that. And I’m leaning towards either the mint chip cookies or the Caramelized Sugar Cookies as my third.

    Julie, I’ve never tried the crack cookies, though I just came across the recipe again last week. I hadn’t considered that as an alternative to bark; I’ll have to think about it. Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. Ok, I lied. I just now decided to go with the Chocolate Malted Cookies. The reviews are almost uniformly great, and I think I need a chocolaty cookie. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  6. I agree you have to choose chocolate cookies. There isn’t any chocolate in my choices. Peppermint something (I found it last year the week after cookie weekend and was immediately put on the list for this year), those great sugar cookie cutouts and my third is still up in the air.\

    Yay for cookie weekend!

  7. OMG, I can’t believe you aren’t doing Death By Caramel!!! Those look absolutely fabulous, I think I will have to make them myself! So maybe I could come up a weekend in the beginning of the year and we could have a bake off 🙂 Have fun, ladies!

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