I’ll call them cookies – you can call them biscuits if you like 😉 Cookies sounds more festive somehow.
I decided I wanted to batch a huge, enormous assortment to make up into special gift packs for some very special people. The whim came quite late in the day but luckily I had plenty of good butter, flour, vanilla paste and a bar of Lindt chocolate so I was good to go!
Here’s what I made:
CHOC-CHIP & PISTACHIO NUT
Basic choc-chip recipe with chopped Lindt chocolate and chopped pistachio nuts
Best butter is creamed with icing sugar and vanilla paste and combined with flour and cornflour for an incredibly delicate and delicious cookie. Some got a little blob of jam and some a sprinkle of green coloured caster sugar.
STEM GINGER # SPICE & A CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE
Brown suagr, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg were combined with chopped glace ginger and drizzled with melted dark chocolate.
Here is one of the finished gifts. I had some new tea-towels I could use to line some sushi trays ( I seem to have a lot of these – I can’t resist them when they are on special LOL) I also had a roll of cellophane and ribbon so it all came together beautifully.
My friends – thank you all for your kind words, affection and friendship – you know who you are 🙂 If I was able you would have all received one of my Christmas cookies for special people 🙂
Have a joyous Christmas.