This year I was so excited to participate in the fifth annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! This year the swap was joining forces with Cookies for Kid’s Cancer, an American non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against paediatric cancer. What more could you ask for?
The premise behind the swap is quite simple – bake 3 dozen cookies to send to three of my fellow food bloggers (1 dozen each). In return, I sat patiently beside my mailbox while I waited for 3 dozen cookies to arrive from 3 other food bloggers! When I joined the swap I had full intentions of sharing my cookies, but they all arrived looking so delicious and such… I found myself hoarding them for myself! Yes… I ate 3 dozen cookies in a span of a week! Oops!!
Today I am sharing the recipe I made. These are my most favourite holiday cookies. Not only are they easy to make, they are also a great cookie to create ahead of time, pop in the freezer and pull out to bake right before guests arrive. I usually have a batch in the freezer ready to go whenever I have a craving, or when guests show up out of the blue.
(A word to the wise – buy shelled pistachios! In my haste the bake and send this beauties out into the world, I couldn’t find my usual stash of shelled nuts… So I had to shell a few cups of these oh-so-yummy-but-oh-so-frustrating nuts! My fingers were quite sore!)