There were two tables of them.
Here they are: all together.
For this year's edition of my annual holiday cookie extra, I was planning to make fewer cookies than last year, and I succeeded. Last year, I made 34 cookies. This year? 32.
|Mom's Sugar Cookies|
I really was holding the line below 30 for a while, but then some last-minute guests from out of town came--and I was so honored, I had to make some special cookies for them: lemon sandwiches and a vegan ginger-almond cookie.
And of course, I have a few holiday favorites that are a must every year: gingerbread, girl scout thin mints, coconut macaroons, my mother's sugar cookies, and red velvet anything.
|Red Velvet Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting|
A few new recipes joined the party this year, like cookie truffles (oreo and lemon-coconut flavored)--a big hit, and matcha green tea cookies, which were delicately flavored with finely ground matcha tea powder, imported from Japan via my favorite tea shop in Alexandria, Virginia.
|Oreo Flavored Cookie Truffles|
I asked for people to vote for their favorite cookie, and the result of the completely unscientific poll was a three-way tie for first place: red velvet (either cookies or whoopee pies, I couldn't tell which), lemon bars, and millionaire shortbread, a new recipe from Cook's Illustrated.
|Key Lime Pie Cookies|
Also receiving some love were the lemon sandwiches, green tea cookies, espresso chocolate fudge, birthday cake bars, raspberry crumb bars, chocolate ginger molasses cookies, cookie truffles, key lime pie cookies, linzer cookies, pignoli, pistachio-cardamom cookies (my new favorite), peanut butter sandwiches, and Italian rainbow cookies, always so pretty on a cookie table.
Here's the master list. I'll be posting selected recipes in the coming weeks. The ones linked to recipes already posted to this blog are starred below.
- *Jack’s Lemon Sandwiches
- *Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
- Smores Bars
- Millionaire Shortbread
- Matcha Green Tea Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks
- *Girl Scout Thin Mints
- Spritz Butter Cookies
- Coconut Macaroons
- Espresso Chocolate Fudge Cookies
- Birthday Cake Bars
- Pecan Tassies
- *Raspberry Crumb Bars
- *Choco Ginger Molasses Cookies
- Lemon Bars
- Cookie Truffles
- Key Lime Pie Cookies
- Gone Bananas Biscotti
- Oatmeal Lace Cookies
- TRIPLE Chocolate Chip Cookies
- *Linzer Cookies
- *Italian Pine Nut Cookies(Pignoli)
- Sugar Cookies
- CB’s Ginger-Almond Cookies
- Caramel Crumb Bars
- Funfetti Cookie Cups with Strawberry & Milk Panna Cotta
- Mexican Wedding Cookies
- “Luxury Oreos”
- Pistachio-Cardamom Cookies
- Red Velvet Cookies
- *Italian RainboW Cookies
- *Peanut Butter Chocolate Sandwiches