National Cookie Day!
Cookies! Do you love to eat them? Do you love to bake them? Well, today is your day then. It’s national cookie day! Yet another perfectly timed national food day. My main task for today, aside from the usual, is to bake a bunch of cookies for an at risk teen outreach. My kids will be helping to decorate them after school this afternoon and we will deliver them tomorrow. I love getting a day to bake, especially for such a great organization.
This time of year, we are all busy with Christmas parties and gift exchanges, even cookie exchange parties. I’m always on the look out for a yummy new cookie recipe.
Some of the easiest cookies to make are drop cookies, mix up the dough and simply drop spoonfuls of dough onto your baking sheet and bake. How simple! One of my favorites this time of year are pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, so full of flavor. You can even dress them up by dipping them halfway in melted chocolate. Yum!
Coconut is one of my favorite ingredients for cookies. These coconut cookies are a lot like a macaroons. Super simple and very tasty. Add a maraschino cherry on top or even a chocolate kiss and they become a very festive cookie for your holiday parties. Dipping these in chocolate is also yummy!
Snickers cookies are a fun twist on the traditional peanut blossom cookies I remember my mom making during the Christmas season. I’ve made these with lots of different candy pieces. Just make sure you read the labels on any candy you want to use, some holiday “shapes” have added gluten, when the traditional “bite” size pieces don’t.
Who doesn’t love a roll out sugar cookie? I have to say that if these are in the house, I have a tough time staying out of them. I actually prefer them without icing, but they are so pretty and fun to decorate we rarely leave them undecorated. I’m making sugar cookies today, in fact. Everyone’s favorite, it seems, so I’m hopeful that the kids at the outreach will enjoy them too. A bit of Christmas fun!
Enjoy your National Cookie Day! Make some cookies with your kids, or just enjoy a couple of cookies with a glass of milk with your kids when then get home from school. After all, it’s a day to celebrate!