Friday, December 16, 2011


This is what my weekend looks like.  Cute outfit not included.

I'll be making these, in order of importance (to me).

Russian teacakes are the reason for the season, in case anyone is wondering.  I make mine with crushed walnuts and roll them in not 2, but 5 coats of powdered sugar.  They are deadly if the sugar is inhaled, but totally worth the risk.  If they're not your favorite, stay away.  No other cookie can really compare to the teacakes, but the lemon bars and peanut butter blossoms accent them nicely.  Next up, the standard chocolate chip cookies.  This is a new recipe for me.  I'm always disappointed by homemade chocolate chip cookies, but I have high hopes for these.  I've never made the chocolate crack cookies, but I don't see how they could possibly be bad.  Definitely worth a try.  Thumbprints are a Christmas staple, like sand tarts.  Unfortunately, I won't be making sand tarts, or anything else that requires rolling.  Ever.  Back to my thumbprints.  I'll be using homemade strawberry and peach jams.  Now these last two, the stump of my Christmas, cookie, tree pyramid.  The oatmeal raisin are my parent's favorite.  I think they taste like forest floor with raisins.  And those weird globs?  Those are butterscotch haystacks.  They were a request by my brother's girlfriend.  I hold no hope for them.  I'm planning to bake double batches of each, maybe a triple batch of the oatmeal raisin.  Oh deary me (and Mom's kitchen).

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