Last year I began the office tradition of a holiday cookie swap. Our office has been displaced this year since Hurricane Sandy flooded our downtown location, but luckily we started at a temporary space last week. So swapping was a go! Last year I made chocolate lace sandwich cookies, but this year I wanted to do something more festive. I made roll out cookies a few weeks ago and had forgotten how much fun it was, so I decided to do another batch for the swap, this time in chocolate and with peppermint frosting. The candy canes have been around from a holiday shoot I did in October, but they had all arrived cracked; I hung on to them just in case they’d have a use down the road. And this was a terrific use of them!
I found my chocolate cookie recipe on Smitten Kitchen and my Snowflake Cookie Cutters were from William Sonoma. I don’t see them on their website anymore, but these look pretty similar. I don’t celebrate Christmas, so I find snowflakes to be pretty holiday neutral, but you could do this recipe with any shape cookie. I think round could be cute as well, and of course traditional candy cane shaped.
Happy Holidays Eaters!