I’M GOING TO try something new this year.
For the first time since I began working for the Peninsula Daily News in August 2015, the office has decided to do a cookie exchange during our annual holiday party.
The rules are quite simple: People sign up if they want to participate. Once the number of participants has been determined, each one is then given the task of baking four cookies per person.
My usual go-to is chocolate chip cookies. But it’s the holidays and I want to do something more festive.
Scrolling through Facebook the other day gave me the idea I’ve been looking for.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m part of a few groups dedicating to baking on Facebook. One page I follow is that of I Am Baker (a wonderful source for not only recipes but also tips and tricks and how-to videos).
I Am Baker posted about Grinch cookies last week. The recipe comes from therecipe critic.com which is authored by Alyssa Rivers, a food blogger.
She started the blog in 2012, according to her About page, and uses it to share her passion for cooking. This recipe was shared by a contributing writer named Samantha (no last name given).
And the Grinch cookies are exactly what I was looking for. With the use of food coloring and holiday M&Ms, the cookies are (obviously) green with bits of green and red in them.
I haven’t made these cookies yet — the cookie exchange will be later this month — but I’m excited to try them out.
I might even venture into the food-flavoring world and see how they taste with some peppermint added in.
Wish me luck!
Emily Hanson is a copy editor/paginator for the Peninsula Daily News. She is also a beginning baker and clumsy cook. She can be reached at 360-452-2345 ext. 560-50 or [email protected] dailynews.com.