This season I kept it simple. Usually, I participate in a blogger Christmas cookie swap, and end up baking a lot and trying new, interesting recipes, but not this year. This year, Kiyo googled “Cookie recipes,” texted me one of the first results, and I’ve used it twice.
It’s this recipe; the first time I made it, I used two types of M&M’s instead of chocolate chips (because the colors were more festive, albeit more unhealthy), and walnuts (because, ew, why would you ruin cookies with nuts?). They turned out amazing. Everyone I shared them with (admittedly, a small number of people, but still) said that I nailed it. And of course, I took total credit, because for once, I’d followed a recipe almost completely. I thought I deserved a little credit, right?
This weekend I made the recipe again, but I halved it and added cacao powder; and subbed the chocolate chips/walnuts for crushed up Andes mint chocolates. Both sets of cookies came out so perfectly chewy, yet intact. I loved them so much, they were gone in exactly 1 day this time. This is one of the ways I’m keeping it simple this holiday season (the even simpler option would have been to make no cookies at all, but I just love cookies too much to ever go that far).
What are you making for Christmas, if you celebrate?