This year I didn't quite have the luxury of the day off, and since a trip to Mexico is in my not so distant future, and when I bake Mr. Allan can't keep his mitts off the cookies, I was going to forgo the cookie baking extravaganza. But, we went to a Christmas party this past weekend. There was a towering plate of homemade Christmas cookies. They looked so nice..but they were terribly overbaked and really didn't taste well. I thought....they obviously baked these bad boys too long and they were hard crunchy messes...then I thought, I'm not even baking this year, who am I to insult someone else's cookies...then I thought, I could do better, why aren't I baking and sharing treats with everyone..and thus, the Day O Baking came back.
Here are some shots from the Day O Baking in the Allan household.....
who can't love a cookie with peanut butter and some kisses...I always have some frozen bananas on hand...I have a thing with bananas with spots on them..I just can't eat them..so I throw them in the freezer, defrost them, and they're perfect for baking
Martha's Cookie cookbook in my recipe holder ready to go with my notes in the margin
cookie sheets loaded and ready for the oven
some finished products...my favorite cookie I remember as a kiddo
More cookies waiting in line for the oven
My kitchen island was cookie prep land
One of my favorite cookies, an espresso thumbprint, cool and wait to be filled with espresso goodness
The finished product...
Here's a shot of the brownie covered oreos...they're a hefty treat, fun to make, but decadent and requires a mandatory glass of milk
Here's the final product in my office this morning waiting for our workplace potluck...from the top, starting with the espresso thumbprints and going clockwise we have Espresso Thumbprints, Cranberry Orange Cookies with an orange icing, Gingerbread Blondies, Rolo Cookies, Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies, and PB Kisses
I gained weight just writing this post. Here are recipes for all the cookies shown!