Someone called me recently to ask where in the world was my recipe for Oreo balls? I frowned and did a search of my blog and came up empty handed. I had a post for Oreo cookie snowmen but not the regular recipe that we’ve made a gazillion times over the years. Shame on me! I had to remedy that this year. I don’t make them every year anymore but when I do they absolutely disappear. Continue reading
These cookies were expensive! Let’s start with the fact that the recipe called for 1/3 cup American brown ale, which I don’t drink. I’m not even a beer person, so these cookies were a treat for my P.S. (Princely Spouse). Then when we stopped at the liquor store to buy ale, I could only get it in a 6 pack, for $11.99. That’s a bit crazy for 12 cookies. I’d have tripled the recipe had I known.
I made two kinds of snowball cookies this past Christmas: a pistachio one that ended up being a deflated snowball and this one, that was a lovely pink peppermint snowball. I was surprised by the amount of red coloring I had to add to achieve the rosy color but they tasted heavenly. The peppermint chunks by Ghirardelli and the bit of extract provided plenty of flavor. Continue reading