. . . 9 1/4 cups flour, 3 cups Earth Balance, 6 (free range, organic, local) eggs, and a whole host of other ingredients, I bring you . . .
Christmas Cookies 2008:
(The candies are vegan; everything else is dairy-free.)
(from the Betty Crocker Cookbook -- this online version is a little different from the one in my cookbook, but you get the idea!)
Candied Hazelnut Brittle:
(A double batch -- from Cooking Light)
Mexican Chocolate Cookies:
(Also from Cooking Light)
Yummy Molasses Crackles:
(From Eating Well)
Pistahio-Cherry Sandwich Cookies:
(Sandwich cookies? Yeah. I cut the recipe in half and made thumbprints instead, to keep the calories down and simplify my life a little bit. From Vegetarian Times.)
Lemon-Rosemary Butter Cookies:
(Also from Vegetarian Times . . . don't know why they're dragging their feet on posting the pistachio cookie, though!)
And last, my Grandma Weber's Christmas Cookies with peppermint frosting:
(Oh yeah . . . don't forget the sprinkles, too!)
All of the cookies together:
Verdict? I had my fair share of trials and tribulations this year, (including having to re-do one cookie after ruining the first batch,) but overall, all the treats are an overwhelming success! The molasses cookies and lemon rosemary cookies may be frequent repeats -- they are both FANTASTIC!!!!!
And now, the unloading of the sugar begins. I took some packages of cookies to church this morning for choir friends, and I'll take a big tray to work tomorrow. I hope Dan's family is hungry for cookies, because I'll be bringing a LOT down with us to visit later this week!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all safe travels, successful baking adventures, and a delicious New Year!