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!