Cookies for the holidays
There was, I believe, a rather-a-big-deal holiday that happened in December.
So, I baked stuff.
Mostly, I baked cookies. For all of the cookies that I made, I used my basic cookie formula as the base of the cookie dough and modified the ingredients as I saw fit.
The first cookies were chocolate chip with chopped hazelnuts. I used cold coffee as the liquid. And I added about half a cup of chopped hazelnuts and one third of cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the finished dough. Before baking the cookies, I pressed holiday-theme sugar decorations into the dough. The result? This:
Next up, salted double-chocolate cookies. Again, I used the basic cookie formula with cold coffee as the liquid. I also added slightly more salt to the dough base than I usually would. And about three tablespoons of cocoa powder. Then, about half a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips. The result? A tasty, salted, chocolate-chocolate chip goodness, with edible silver-colour decorations that I added before baking:
And, for the finale, I took some dough set aside from both of the batches already pictured and – using the procedure I wrote about here – made cookie pops.
These are the chocolate chip and hazelnut cookies in cookie pop form:
These – using a different kind of edible silver-colour decoration – are the salted double chocolate cookies in cookie pop form:
And here’s a [gratuitous?] extra shot of a bunch of cookies and cookie pops cooling:
All of the decorations that I used for these cookies were from a bulk food store.