Christmas Cookie Baking I

19 December 2011

Cherry-Lemon Candy Canes, Oatmeal Raisins, & Gingerbread Disks

This weekend I started baking Christmas cookies.  I was lazier than intended (I haven’t had a lot of time to just be mellow with the family lately), and took an unplanned family shopping trip to the mall.  But even with that, and the trip to see the Lights Before Christmas, and a couple dozen Christmas cards, I still managed to make three batches of cookies happen.  Recipes and comments after the jump, but here’s the executive summary.

  1. Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies: definitely delicious; would have preferred slightly chewier
  2. Gingerbread Disks: flavor is good, but they were decidedly crunchy.  they work well when dipped in coffee or milk
  3. Cherry-Lemon Candy Canes: very delicious and great texture

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