Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Cookies

We put together 12 boxes of cookies this year, far outdistancing what we did in previous years. The lineup of cookies and treats follows, with annotations where needed.

Herbed-spiced nuts (an all-around favorite)

Chocolate-covered oreos (some of the chocolate was spiked with a little cayenne)

Chocolate-covered apricots

Chocolate-raspberry truffles (rolled in chopped nuts or powdered sugar)

Almond-apricot biscotti

Chocolate-dipped coconut biscotti (wonderful, wonderful, wonderful)

Cherry-pistachio biscotti (one of my favorite biscottis)

Lemon-ginger biscotti (new this year and could be a keeper)

Vanilla crescents (new this year, but we won't make them again)

Ginger sandwich cookies (with lemon cream filling) (so freakin' yummy!)

Sugared cranberries (what a great treat, and so easy)

Coconut-pistachio meringues (nice, but there are better recipes)

Cherry-nut mudslides (a Jacque Torres recipe and utterly amazing--easy and full of chocolate goodness)

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