It's week four of Christmas cookies, which means only eight more weeks until Christmas! Normally, it's too warm to start thinking about Christmas. This year it has already dipped below freezing, which is unheard of here in Kentucky. The cold weather has driven folks into the shops and caused some early Christmas shopping here in the Bluegrass.
I haven't done very much cooking or baking at all this week. I guess you could say that I fell down on the job. And, when it comes to these brickle cookies I was a total slacker! I don't even have a recipe to share.
I happened to be at Wal-mart (my least favorite store on the planet) and came across Nestle's bits o' brickle. They caught my attention and I bought a bag. I didn't have any plans for the bits o' brickle, I just thought they were cool. Fast forward a couple of days and now I need a cookie for the week. Since I'm such a gourmet, I decided to make the recipe on the back of the bag. Yes, I know. How very "original" of me! I believe the recipe was for "drop brickle cookies". The best part is that I threw the bag away and didn't keep the recipe to share! In the end, it might not really matter because I didn't like these cookies at all. I made about eight of them and then pitched the rest of the cookie dough. They turned out very crispy and neither me nor my family like crispy cookies. They weren't terrible, but they weren't worth the calories. On the other hand, if you happen to like crispy, buttery-flavored cookies, that hurt your teeth, then this might be the one for you!
Next week I'm hoping to make Chambord Crisps. While they are void of chocolate, they will have Chambord in them, so I'm hoping that they turn out yummy! Who can pass up a cookie with alcohol in it, especially at Christmas.
Head on over to see what these fellow cookie monsters baked up this week!
Megan of My Baking Adventures
Barbara of Barbara Bakes
April of Abby Sweets
Megan of Megan's Cookin
Denise of Keeper Worthy Recipes