It seems to be right around this time of the year when the cookie exchange frenzy begins.
When you think about it, yes, it is a fun idea and a great way to bring friends and even the whole neighborhood together over yummy treats, but at the same, it just seems to be putting a lot of extra pressure on yourself. I mean, you’ve already been tasked to shop for a whole bunch of people (who, more often than not, are folks you rarely ever see throughout the year, thus making gift-shopping extra challenging and your headache extra severe), to pick out a tree, set up the tree and decorate it, and to have to schedule fun activities to keep the kiddos entertained in between now and when school starts back up again. Like I said, extra pressure on an already full plate.
So yes, I get that there’s that taciturn rule that holiday cookie exchanges are times when you’re expected to put your scratch baking prowess to the test. But honestly, with all that you’ve already got going on, how ’bout you let us help you out just a little bit this year? We promise you’ll still be able to put your very own mark on these Immaculate Holiday cookies!
One of the things I love most about what I do for Immaculate Baking is I get a front row seat to spectacular culinary transformations that happen on a daily basis. (And then I get to taste them!) In the first few weeks on the job, I remember thinking, there’s got to be an exhaustive list of how many different things you can do to dough. I mean seriously, there can only be so many ways to stretch it, roll it, shape it, at some point, we’re going to run out of things to make! Oh, how naive I was…
While it’s always exciting to see what other elaborate creations we can come up with, sometimes the simplest food ideas are always the best. Take thumbprint cookies for example, it’s probably not as much a transformation for the cookie dough than say, a cheesecake bar or some sort of cookie tart, but it certainly is one of those classics that holds a very special place when it comes to holiday desserts. The fact that we recently came out with a new Coconut Macaroon Cookie Dough variety certainly helps in our cause of adding just a little bit more pazazz to a good-old-regular cookie! So here’s to hoping that you’ll be able to find our Coconut Macaroons in stores near you, so you can bake up these Raspberry Macaroon Thumbprint cookies and maybe even make it a new holiday tradition 🙂