14 December 2021


This past Sunday I was in the mood to bake, so I decided to get a start on some Christmas cookies.  And then I decided to try a new-to-me recipe because they sounded both uncomplicated to make and yummy.  I tried this reeipe.

It was in fact pretty straightforward, and other than the fact that you let the dough sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour, it didn't take much time until they were all baked.

But, of course, the actual dough and cookies that I made were not as attractive as the recipe photo.

I mean, the dough looked greener than I expected:

And  made the dough balls smaller than recommended, because I really think the recipe wants you to make cookies the size of a small platter!

Once you get them on the sheet, you press them down a bit, and add more sprinkles on the top.

The recipe claimed that the cookies spread out quite a bit, so I was careful how I spaced them on the cookie sheet.  But they didn't seem to spread that much at all - or maybe a) I missed something, or b) since mine were smaller to start, there wasn't much cookie dough there to spread ...

Anyway, I was pleased with the results:

I couldn't wait to taste them, since they have cream cheese as one of the ingredients.  When they actually come out of the oven and cool a bit, they taste pretty much like any sugar cookie tastes.  But if you wait, they are so much better - you get just the teensiest hint of cream cheese taste, which I happen to really like!

I can't say that these will become part of the regular rotation in our Christmas cookie repertoire, but I like to try something new every year to mix it up with our favorite standbys.  These were fine, but not extraordinary.  

I gotta say, it's pretty tough to break in to the regular Christmas cookie pantheon in our house, but at least we are willing to consider new members. 😊

Has any baking been going on at your house during this holiday season?


Vera said...

I just baked oatmeal rasin this morning. Not my favorite by any stretch, but Fletch loves them, so there you go!

Kim in Oregon said...

I printed this out because I have a bunch of cream cheese left over from TG and these sound good!

Araignee said...

I'm almost in the mood to bake but I'm still afraid of my new stove. Maybe this weekend?

Wanderingcatstudio said...

The look great
I bought some cookies because I'm just not up to baking a tonne this year. I will be making pumpkin and mincemeat pies though.

Kym said...

I have not done any baking yet . . . but plan to start soon. Like you, it is really hard for any "new" cookies to make it into my tried-and-true Christmas cookie rotation. I'm often tempted, but hardly ever bother anymore. My sister gave me a cookie advent calendar this year. Each day, my "window" features an ingredient or tool (like cookie cutters) for special, small-batch cookie recipes (also hiding behind the windows). I'm tempted, but not sure how I'll do in the actual baking-up step. . . Time will tell!

Nance said...

No baking here. My sister brings us a tray of her cookies. It's safer that way!

karen said...

I might bake and then again I might not, I loved seeing yours :)