Martha Stewart Cookie Boxes

Sadly, I’m already caught-up on my backlog of holiday baked goods.  I thought I’d wrap-up with a short ditty on how I packaged the treats. I typically opt for a cellophane bag, some festive Glad Tupperware, or a little Christmas bag or box. However, I am quite the sucker for all things Martha Stewart, as well as cute paper goods.  Naturally when you combine the two, I’ll wreak all kinds of domesticated havoc.

Such a Sucker for Cute Paper Goods

But seriously, is this Martha Stewart Cookie Box not the cutest?  It seemed like a great way to showcase my Grinchmas Cookies, S’mores Cookies, Walnut Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies, and Martha Stewart’s Snickerdoodles.  And it even has a freaking window on it for Pete’s sake.

Close-Up of the Nomness

I didn’t create a separate post for the Snickerdoodles because I made them at night-time and the photos were just awful. Plus, no one would be impressed by the process of making a Snickerdoodle… not that anyone is impressed by anything on this blog anyway.

Getting excited to bake this weekend!  My hiatus is drawing to a close!

As an aside, I usually take a lot of pride in carefully selecting things to hyperlink to throughout my posts to shed a little light on certain situations. Well, I’m shamelessly swallowing that pride and am admitting to having absolutely no tie-in to the one I’m about to share.  It just plum made my week.  Hell, it’s made my year so far and I couldn’t find a clever way to include it.  So here it is.  #nerd

S’mores Cookies

Happy New Year!

Writing is so unbelievably cathartic.  I know none but a very select few actually read through these posts, but I’m going to pull out my “Collect $200 and Pass GO” card and maximize the medium I have going here.  It’s not you, it’s me.

2011 as a whole was on the rockier side, but I’m indelibly grateful for what I do have in my life.  So now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I can complain scot-free!


But really, I am happy that 2011 finally came to a close and am looking forward to all that the new year will bring.  Yes, 2012 just got real.

Campfire Nostagia with Just 3 Ingredients!

I took a brief sabbatical from writing, as I was spending a lot of time not only making new content for this blog, but just plum having some FUN.  I need to do more of that this year.

My annual holiday bake-a-thon was full steam ahead a few weekends ago.  However,  instead of creating a single post inclusive of all of the things I made during this year’s bake-a-thon, I’ll create separate posts for each item.  It’s an organizational thing (or perhaps OCD) – you can pick which.  I hereby commence my backlog of holiday treat posts with the  S’mores Cookies I made for my coworkers, Christmas dinner for my mom’s side of the family, some friends.  I got the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything (my kind of girl!).

Dough – Almost Ready!

I  made these twice over Christmas weekend.  The first batch came out too thin as I used too little dough to cover the graham crackers.  For the second batch, I made fewer but thicker cookies by putting nearly twice the recommended amount of dough on each graham cracker and was much happier with the outcome.

Graham Cracker Crust

These were a bit to sweet for my taste as I’m not a huge fan of milk chocolate, but I loved the texture of the cookie dough hot out of the oven.  They were still chewy a couple days later, but it’s just not the same as when it’s fresh.

Ooey Gooey Goodness

I thought of a great tagline, and whipped out the graphic design skill (yes – singular “skill”) to make tags for the cookies.  I really love puns, so don’t judge me based the below…

I’m a Sucker for Taglines

Whomp whomp.

I’ll definitely make these again some time!  Any takers??