I acquired Rose’s Christmas Cookies book shortly after Christmas when I couldn’t face another cookie (or sugar, in general), so a little time passed before I tried out some of the recipes. I’m not much of a cookie baker but I followed Rose’s instructions and was really happy with all of the results.
The first was Mom’s Coconut Kisses, made as a special treat for myself since my family claims to dislike coconut. Of course, they liked these, so my plan of having a secret stash of my own fell through . They’re made with fresh coconut – that was a first for me – and really delicious.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Jewels were a huge hit. The cookie is very peanutty and I filled most with the not-too-sweet chocolate ganache recipe Rose provides – an upscale version of a peanut butter cup. My cookies spread a little bit …maybe because of the brand (Kraft not Skippy) of peanut butter I used?
For Valentine’s Day, I baked the bone a fidos for my dog and his friends. I’m going to assume from their reactions that they were delicious - kelp powder is really not my thing .
The most recent cookie was baked to celebrate mapling season, Maple Walnut Sable Sandwiches, filled with maple neo-classic buttercream. Best tasting maple cookie I’ve ever had.