This weekend I decided to make holiday cookie baskets for some of the people that work in my building. I wanted to do something special because they definitely go the extra mile to make it feel like home. It was a week long process to find the right collection of cookie recipes because I didn’t want to just settle for sugar cookies and sprinkles. I tried to mix holiday themed flavors with classic favorites. Here are the winners: chocolate dipped biscoff pillow cookies, soft baked peanut butter cookies, caramel loaded fudge brownie cookies, soft gingerbread cookies, white chocolate peppermint cookies, and butter balls. I’m exhausted just typing them all out!
Most of the recipes needed to be chilled for a few hours, so there was a lot of prep work involved. I found it very helpful to just saran wrap each dough and write what time I placed it in the fridge and for how long it has to chill for with a permanent marker.
Now for the cookies!
The recipe asks for white chocolate peppermint M&M’s and I could not find them! I opted for the holiday Hersey Kisses that are peppermint flavored with candy cane pieces in the middle. The combination of ginger and chocolate was great!
Again I went with less is more, I just chopped up some Kraft Caramel candy pieces and added them to the batter. I didn’t want to overkill it with the Rolos and I am happy with the result. These are gooey and really rich!
Of course, I went wit the classic gold sprinkles. How chic are these cookies?
If I am going to give cookies as a present, we are going to do it right. It’s all about presentation!
I scored some awesome containers at the dollar store!
I got some faux holly, ribbon, and bows to jazz up my container. I can’t wait to give them out!
and me? I’ll just be right here, eating all my left over candy…