Just before Christmas, a few of my friends and I get together for a cookie exchange and happy hour. We may not always be the best about getting together the rest of the year, but we always do Christmas cookies.
I went through a few cookies before I landed on peanut butter kiss cookies as “my” cookie. I make them exactly once a year, but I’ve been doing it for so long now that I have the technique down. It still takes a while to roll them all and top them with kisses, but the results are worth it.
I usually augment with a second kind of cookie or candy. In the past I’ve made peppermint bark and Christmas crack (aka saltine toffee), and other, lesser stuff that I can’t remember. :)
This year I decided on millionaire’s shortbread, which I’d never made before.
O. M. G.
Much like with the Christmas crack, I did not need to know this dessert existed and that it was relatively easy to make—the hardest part was stirring the caramel for twenty minutes.
For those of you unaware, millionaire’s shortbread is a layer of shortbread covered in caramel and topped with dark chocolate. It’s like a Twix but better.
Luckily for my friends, I made it the night before our happy hour, so I didn’t have time to eat the entire pan. I mean, I considered it, but then I remembered this was the season of giving, not the season of grinching.
To make for a nice gift, I boxed up the cookies and shortbread in cute little boxes that made them look way fancier than they were and I was done.
What about you? Do you have any pre-holiday traditions that you look forward to every year?