Oreo Balls

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

Chewy Brown Sugar Brown Ale Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar Brown Ale Cookies

Chewy Brown Sugar Brown Ale Cookies

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.
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Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Snowball Cookies

Peppermint Snowball Cookies

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