December 24, 2009

cookie monster: goodeats

A few weeks ago Anabray and I got lost in Sur la Table, our favorite store, and came upon these cute cookie box kits.  SCORE, xmas gifts for everyone in the office!  I spent all of Monday and Tuesday evening baking cookies for 8 of my colleagues and was high off powdered sugar and flour come bedtime.  Box menu included:

1) Strawberry Lemon thumbprint cookies             

2) Whoopies (the name alone validates why I just had to bake them)

3) Molasses Ginger cookies

4) Peanut Butter cup cookies

5) Toffee, Almond, Chocolate chip cookies

My favorite cookie turned out to be the strawberry lemon thumbprints.  The lemon cookies alone would be great--sweet, tangy with just the right amount of chew.  Here they are all boxed up.

All recipes are keepers with one minor exception for the whoopies. The chocolate patties were extremely moist and chewy, almost like a cake consistency but I'm not a fan of marshmallow, so next time I may omit it.  But all in all, my cookie baking marathon seemed successful and turned out to be an affordable and tasty gift!

special shout out to trusty assistant who turned out to be not so trusty haha ;)

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

1 comment:

  1. WOW - very impressive. What a great idea and executed so well. An Igor always helps despite his/her mistakes - keep the faith!