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My 2011 Christmas Cookie List

2011 Christmas Cookies

As I mentioned last year, I make a lot of biscotti around the holidays. This year’s biscotti gifts have been baked, wrapped, and mailed. But when it came time to make my own stash of Christmas cookies, I decided to branch out a little.

For me, 2011 is the year of the shortbread. My mother has always loved short-style cookies (So we’re on the same page, “short” cookies are those that use butter and flour but no eggs.), but as a kid I perpetually turned my nose up at them. I preferred sugar cookies, bar cookies with lots of chocolate, anything chewy, gooey, and delicious. A drier, crispier shortbread was never what I was looking for.

But now that my taste buds and I have both grown up, I’ve finally awoken to the appeal of shortbreads. And now I think they’re a perfect holiday cookie. Buttery and decadent yet light and crisp, they’re the ideal partner for a hot beverage on any occasion this time of year. Continue reading

Recipe Trend: Are 36-Hour Chocolate Chip Cookies Worth the Wait?

36-hour chocolate chip cookies

Yes. Yes they are.

Recipe #7 on Saveur’s recipe trends list, 36-hour chocolate chip cookies, is an exercise in patience. But since good things come to those who wait and all that, these cookies reward you for your willpower.

Remember when I said that whole-wheat chocolate chip cookies might be the answer to my quest for the perfect cookie? Yep, I was wrong. I don’t think the most perfect bakery specimen could top 36-hour chocolate chip cookies. Continue reading

Cooking My Way Through Recipe Trends

kale chips

Because I’ve been blogging for only a year now, it seems that I’ve missed many recipe trends. But thanks to Saveur, I can catch up quickly. Today the foodie magazine and website released an article dedicated to the top eight recipe trends over the past few years. And so guess what? I’ve decided to cook every one of them.

As luck would have it, I’ve actually checked item #5, kale chips, off my list already, when I made them last fall. I’ve also tried and failed at making no-knead bread, but if at first you don’t succeed . . . blah, blah, blah. We’ll see what happens next time. At any rate, there are six completely new recipes plus that bread I’m so determined to master, so be prepared for some interesting blogging ahead, folks.

Have you tried any of the recipes on Saveur’s list? Have any recommendations for me as I embark on this cooking and baking adventure?