>> Thursday, December 15, 2011
How many of you this holiday season have baked cookies to give away? I certainly have, between the FB Cookie Swap, mailing some to friends who live far away (in the US), and bringing some in for coworkers. Quite frankly, I love it. I can try new recipes then give most of the calories away. Plus I sent cookies to friends I have never baked for before. Isn't the post office great? :D This year, McCormick and Kim Ima, cookie-sharing expert and author of the new “The Treats Truck Baking Book,” worked together to create delicious new cookies for Christmas. I made for you some Nutty Oatmeal Ginger Cookie Sandwiches.
Making was the Nutty Oatmeal Ginger Cookie Sandwiches was a change of pace for me because I rarely enjoy eating oatmeal cookies. One lady at work isn't a fan of chocolate, so I was hoping she'd like these. And she did. Even chocolate lovers like me enjoyed the ginger cookies. My favorite part was the nuttiness the cookies had from the pecans and oatmeal. I wouldn't mind making these again as individual cookies and not paired with the filling (although the filling was good too!) My concern I had with the recipe is the yield. It said 12 sandwich cookies, but the recipe used 2 sticks of butter and 2 eggs. I cut the recipe in half and still got 12 sandwich cookies. It doesn't specify how big to make the cookies, and I used my 2-inch cookie scoop.
Normally I would type out my recipe, but since it's getting late and I already forgot to post the link the first time around - here is the link to the recipe.
This holiday season, McCormick and Kim want to give one lucky reader a copy of Kim's book and few ingredients needed to make Kim's special Christmas recipes. To enter, leave a comment answering this: What cookies have you baked to give away?
Want some extra chances to win? You must have answered the question first or these entries will not count.
1. Follow me on Twitter. Come back here and post your username.
2. Like CM on Facebook. Post on my wall - say hi to me, ask a question, share a recipe, whatever (but be nice ;) ) Come back here and post your name.
3. Tweet the giveaway. Come back here and post that you did with your username.
4. Follow me on Pinterest. You don't have to follow all of my boards if something doesn't appeal to you, but you must follow at least one. Come back here and post your name and which board(s) you are following.
Deadline is Tuesday December 20 at midnight EST. You may not get it in time for Christmas, but they will be perfect for post-holiday recipes ;) US residents only.