This week for Twelve Weeks of Christmas Cookies (week 7), I give you not one, not two, but three more cookies. I’m just nice that way. You’re welcome.
I’ve been playing around this week with making smaller-sized mini cookies. They are fun. I love that you end up with so many more cookies by making them so small. The first cookies I made were some Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies I’d seen a few weeks back that Maria at Two Peas and Their Pod made. They looked like a great chocolate chip cookie and I just can’t resist mini treats. We’re having some friends over next week and I think it will be fun to put out lots of little mini foods.
Well, beat me up, I just looked through my photos and realized I didn’t photograph any of the mini chocolate chip cookies. Go see them over at Maria’s. Mine looked just like hers. I realize now why I didn’t take any pictures. I only baked off a dozen of the cookies and froze the rest of the dough in ready-to-bake minis. I’ll have to take a few pictures when I bake off the rest next week. Great cookie, Maria, thanks!
I followed Nicole’s recipe except that I didn’t have any crystallized ginger, so I omitted that and added a little extra ground ginger. I also just baked off one baking sheet of these in mini-size and have frozen the rest into mini size balls ready to bake. Make these if you like ginger cookies-they are so good with chocolate!
And lastly (just for this week!), I made some mini Andes Crème de Menthe Cookies in mini-size as well. Love these. They are perfect. This is also the recipe that is found on the back of the Andes mint baking pieces bag. I followed it exactly.
These are kind of like Lays Potato Chips, “no one can eat just one”.
I also froze probably another three dozen of these. I think mini cookies are perfect for your Christmas cookie trays. Wrap them in separate packaging, to keep the mint flavor/smell from getting in to all the rest of your goodies. I’m silly that way. I actually also think ginger/spice type cookies should be individually wrapped. Just my little humble opinion.
Okay, I’m done. There you have it—three for one. Enjoy! And look at all those other links below. It’s coming, don’t say we didn’t warn you. ;) Happy Holiday Baking!