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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Dessert Club - Cookies and Bars
2. Browned Butter Shorties
3. Chewy Caramel & Coconut Cookies (the winner)
4. Cashew Caramel Cookies
5. Toffee Apple Bars
6. Chai Spice Snickerdoodles
7. Cinnamon Swirl Cookies
8. Goat Cheese Brownies with Honey
9. Hot Chocolate Cookies
10. Cherry Tart Cookies (mine)
11. Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars
12. Raspberry Lemon Shortbread
13. Peanut Butter & Chocolate Brownies
Impressive, right? I loved the variety. And the reason I'm not posting individual pictures is because a lot of these will get their own posts in the coming days and weeks, so stay tuned.
Another holiday tradition for Dessert Club, started last year by my Mom, is an annual Dessert Club ornament. Guess if I had fun hunting down the perfect thing.
The final tradition, that we started this year, is a white elephant gadget exchange - everyone brought a kitchen tool/gadget (<$20) wrapped up, then we drew numbers and took turns opening/stealing gifts. It was an awesome idea, but to be honest, I was disappointed in my own showing as well as some of the results. There were a lot of duplicates, which isn't anyone's fault; it just means we all like the same things and/or think along the same lines. I couldn't even count the number of zesters and microplanes. Next year I plan to think much further outside the box. Hopefully. But I was very happy with my results - I scored a set of six tartlet pans made in France, ooh la la! And the kicker is that "Gadget" is our theme for January - we all have to use what we got in the exchange. I am already collecting tart recipes to try - twist my arm!
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