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At the age of 16 I started really getting into baking cookies. Prior to that age, I ate my fair share of store-bought cookies but when I made them at home, I usually ran out of patience and just ate the dough. Shew, glad to have that off my chest. I have been carrying that cookie sin on my shoulders far to long. :) But as I was saying, at around 16 I really dove deep into the world of Christmas baking. A good friend of mine at the time would come over on a Saturday morning about 6:00am and we would bake till at least midnight! I remember one year, I made 1,600 Russian Tea Cakes… in one day! It was insane but fun. We would then make up trays, wrap them in cellophane and a pretty bow and made our deliveries. I swear we fed the state of Alaska! And to this day making cookies remains one of my favorite Christmas traditions.
The wonderful cookies in this recipe are semi-firm on the outside, soft on the inside, chewy, sweet but not to sweet and leave your mouth with a cooling freshness of peppermint. Present them to your loved ones on a silver tray with tall glasses of nut milk. Or you could wrap them individually in small plastic bags and tie it off with a bow. Another fun idea is to make a cookie sucker. Simply slide a sucker stick into the bottom of them! Package in decorative boxes, tins, jars, shoot you could use about any wonderful container that could become part of the gift. Just be sure to slide a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap in between each cookie so they don’t stick together. Happy Holidays!
Plain “sugar” dough ingredients:
Peppermint “sugar” dough ingredients:
Below, I wanted to give you some ideas on how to package them for gift giving.
I placed them in cellophane bags and tied them closed with twine. Be creative!
Want to make it a fun treat for kids? Poke a sucker stick into the bottom!
There are dozens of neat little containers out there, use them!
Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm. Filed under: Cookies / Nuggets / Balls, Holidays & Parties Tags: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Soy Free, sugar-free, Vegan RSS 2.0 feed.