National Cookie Exchange Day
December is one of our favorite months here in Chelsea, MA. With the cooler weather and warmer homes, it’s the perfect season for freshly baked cookies. Luckily for us, it also happens to be National Cookie Exchange Day on December 22nd. It’s the perfect excuse to try out some new cookies at your One North of Boston apartment and share them with people you love in the process. So cozy up by the fire, get a nice glass of milk, and try out these recipes to share with your family and friends this December 22nd.
What better way to start off the holiday season than trying one of the classics. This gingerbread recipe combines everything you love about the original recipe with a zesty twist. To make it, you’ll need butter, sugar, zested orange, flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground dry ginger, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, kosher salt, eggs, dark molasses, and lemon juice. For a special orange flavored frosting, you’ll also need powdered sugar, more orange zest, freshly squeezed orange juice, orange liqueur, and light corn syrup.
“These giant, saucer-sized cookies are packed with festive candies, peppermint chunks, salty pretzels, and white chocolate chips, so they really live up to their name. Serve them as part of a cookie swap, for dessert on Christmas Day or as the special treat left for Santa -- with a really big glass of milk!”
To bake these monstrous frisbees of perfection, you’ll need flour, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, eggs, mixed red and green candies (likely M&Ms), rolled oats, chopped pretzel rods, chopped peppermint puffs, and white chocolate chips.
Neapolitan is a classic flavor that should also be enjoyed during the holidays. It will take some precision and a baker’s touch as you have to put each layer together precisely, but if you can pull it off, these cookies will be the talk of any holiday party. To make them, make sure you have almond paste, butter, sugar, eggs, flour, red food coloring, green food coloring, seedless raspberry jam, apricot preserves, and dark chocolate chips.
Do you have a type of cookie you want to make for those close to you this December? Make sure you share it with us below in the comments. Have a wonderful month and the happiest of holidays from your family at the One North of Boston Blog!