Monday, December 1, 2008

12 Days of Cookies!

When Gourmet magazine produced a special Web feature compiling its favorite cookie recipes from the year 1941 through 2008, I felt a thrill of excitement. History + baking = a pretty compelling reason to go out and buy a 4-pound package of butter from Sam's Club.

Andrea of Andrea's Recipes and a few other food bloggers were taken/afflicted with the same sense of excitement and enthusiasm necessary to participate in an event that calls for baking 12 varieties of Christmas cookie in 12 days (and blogging about it), and before long, the 12 Days of Cookies Gourmet Cookie Extravaganza was born.

My first post will appear later today, followed by a different cookie a day for the first 12 days of December. Grab a cup of coffee or cocoa ~ or a tall glass of milk ~ and stop by later for today's post: first up, Brown Butter Cookies.

I should mention that we decided to keep things fun and interesting by each choosing 12 cookies without telling the others what our choices would be. So it should be very interesting to see how tastes match up, and also how they differ. Don't forget to check out the other Extravagant Cookie Bakers:

Andrea of Andrea's Recipes
Claire of The Barefoot Kitchen
Kelly of Sass & Veracity
Courtney of Coco Cooks
Jerry of Cooking by the Seat of My Pants
Judy of No Fear Entertaining
Ben of What's Cooking?

Also, stop by the Gourmet site and choose some of the cookie faves for your own holiday baking! You may just discover that an old classic is a new favorite.


glamah16 said...

Oh, I did Brown Butter cookies, but they wont post until later this week. Looking forward to seeing it.

Andrea said...

I can't wait to see your cookies!

Anonymous said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how those turn out. Brown butter is a favorite -- even in ice cream!

Maris said...

Sandy, If I did this I would gain 12 POUNDS in 12 days!! LOL

Sandy Smith said...

~Glamah16: Can't wait to see your version!

~Andrea: You know I can't wait to see yours either! This is so much fun!

~Kellypea: Brown butter is IT. Love it! Haven't tried it in ice cream - let me know if you have a good recipe! :)

~Maris: You know I added extra time to my exercise routine! :)

Michelle said...

I made the Brown Butter Cookies several months ago and they melted in my mouth. A very good cookie with iced latte!

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