Happy Tuesday and welcome to our hop. This week’s challenge comes from the fabulous J.J. Devine:
What is your favorite holiday cookie recipe?
Okay, this is one of my best kept secrets, so don’t tell anyone. Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookie Mix. Well, not just the mix. But it is the perfect base for so many variations. And, I am not the only one who’s figured this out, since the packages are sold out as soon as they land on the shelves this time of year.
I make chocolate caramel turtles by spreading melted caramel over the finished cookies and then dipping them in chocolate.
I make lemon cookies by icing the finished cookies with lemon curd.
And I add pistachios and cranberries to the batter before baking. So good.
And there are so many other options. Just use your imagination. And so much easier than gathering all the ingredients and baking from scratch.
I love shortcuts like this since I once had a breakfast catering service and had to constantly come up with new ideas. And I didn’t have the luxury of time. And it still counts as homemade, doesn’t it?
Have a delicious holiday!
Now, let’s hop over to the wonderful C.L. Marcolini and see her favorite recipe.