- Grandma Hartley's Fruitcake Cookies (actually, Great-Grandma for me)
- Chocolate Hazelnut Crinkles
Today I have all the cookies I was avoiding yesterday - the fig swirls, orange pistachio crescents and trios. I'll definitely get the trios done, those will be easy. But the other two require rolling/shaping and I always find that tiresome. I can never seem to get both the size and thickness the recipe calls for. If I get 1/3" deep, my rectangle is 7x9" instead of 7x12". I usually take it as an opportunity to embrace the imperfections in life and remind myself that cookies are delicious.
The trios only involve forming millions of tiny little balls. Irksome, but I can cope. I'll also get the ganache for the grasshoppers made and some no-bake cookies turned out. Oh, and the hot chocolate mix. That will take about 5 minutes in the food processor, so I'll work it in while something is baking. If I can pull it off I'll do a double batch of no-bakes, since husbeast needs to take some to his coworkers on Wed. That's mostly a matter of dwindling counter space. And hopefully I'll get two batches of meringue stars done. Those have to be last, since they bake for awhile on 200 degrees, then sit in the oven overnight to dry out. The recipe calls for three egg whites to make three different flavors, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. But I'm thinking about making a double batch of coffee and then dipping the bases in any leftover chocolate that I have.
Oh, and tonight we're going to see White Christmas at the dinner theater. I've never been, so I'm looking forward to it.