Sunday, December 21, 2014

Cookies Galore

Today, my mom and I decided to start our Cookie Baking Marathon & I would say we were pretty successful for one day. It is times like this that I truly love being at home, so I can enjoy these moments baking up a storm with my mom. My mom's plan was to make Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies & Pecan Crescent cookies. We ended up making over 6 dozen of the oatmeal chocolate chip & they look scrumptious! As for the pecan crescent cookies, we made the dough & are going to work on them tomorrow tonight. (If you want the recipes for these, let me know in the comments.)
Since I am unable to eat any of the cookies that everyone is most likely to bake for Christmas. I decided to choose some of my own gluten and dairy free cookies that I wanted to make, I decided on Lemon Meltaways, Chocolate Crinkle cookies, & Sugar cookies.
We baked over two dozen lemon meltaways using this recipe. I love any & everything lemon, so I added a little more zest & lemon juice then the recipe called for. It was definitely a good idea because these are one of the tastiest cookies I have had in a long time. I also made them into tablespoon little blobs, instead of slicing in the log. This modification did not affect the time cooked at all. 
As for the chocolate crinkle cookies, I used this recipe from Williams-Sonoma. I followed the recipe from top to bottom. They were super easy to put into balls, cooked well & look super delicious. This was the first time trying this recipe & I will be honest, they are super dry. I am not too sure what to add to this recipe to make them moist- if you have any tips, send them my way. Overall, they were easy to make, smell good & moving past the dryness..the flavor is tasty. 
Tomorrow we will also be making some sugar cookies. I bought lots of Christmas cookie cutters at Target a few weeks ago & I cannot wait to use them. I plan on decorating them with some simple homemade icing. If you follow me on Instagram, I will be posting some yummy photos of them tomorrow. 

So what are some of your favorite cookie recipes that you use every season? Do you have any gluten & dairy free ones? 
Leave comments in the section below, I would love to hear all about them :) 

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