There’s Nothing better at bedtime than a great cookie and milk

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If you’re like me, you love a great cookie, and the Holidays are the best time to bake, share or gift these crunchy treats.

If you don’t want to shlep to Whole Foods, Dean and DeLuca’s,Levain Bakery or City Bakery

or …whereever, email us for any of our recipes and bake up a batch yourself.

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We’ve been baking cookies for 20 years and we finally figured out a few great cookie secrets by listening to experts like Martha Stewart and Julia Child and America’s Test Kitchens.

Want a cookie that’s soft in the middle and crunchy on the outside – it’s all in the timing.

A great cookie comes out of the oven brown around the edges and looking underdone.

When you achieve that perfect moment of cookie magic – write it down ! We have,and we will share our recipes with you.

I promise …

Anyway, whatever you decide…please enjoy the following pictures as we share the contents of our luxury cookie bags with you

First…the menu

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Fairy Gingerbread

Gingerbread Snacking Cake

Nutty Peanut Butter Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pecan Crescent Cookies

Shortbread

And now, the pictures

Maple Leaf Sugar Cookies

Sprinkle the cookies with turbinado sugar before baking

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Delicate Fairy gingerbread with fresh ground ginger right out of the oven ready to be cut into rectangular wafers

The Best Snacking Cake Ever !

Gingerbread squares sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar. Two secrets here – a touch of ground pepper and a foil collar with wet paper towels inside tied around the cake tin keep the cake moist when baking

Christmas Cookies

The doughs are packaged in separate bags and carefully labeled.
Doughs keep well in the freezer and are great for snowy day family projects.
Peanut butter cookies are marked with fork cross hatching on the top

Absolutely the best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Scoop the dough with an ice cream scoop and roll the portions in to balls
Place the dough 2″ apart on parchment paper.
The Frugal Snob’s secret here? Sprinkle with salt before baking

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Delicate nutty cookies made with pecans
Can also be made with walnuts

Shortbread with Oatmeal

Mixing the batter for shortbread
Bake the batter in a rectangular pan and cut out shortbread “bars”

That’s it.

Happy New Year. I do believe in making Resolutions – and I resolve to write to you every week in 2014

I’ll tell you the truth about the BEST where ever I find it and clue you in on the experts who did more research than I could ever have time to – they are the ones who help us achieve and maintain our “Frugal” and “Snob” standards.

I don’t believe in hype. I don’t believe in settling for less than the best. I want to live in a World where I can take the time to savor the moment.

I demand the best and I promise to tell you the truth about how to get.

This is a post about cookies. In 2014 I’ll be blogging about wine, food, and fashion – mostly cashmere because I love luxury and no yarn is more luxurious than cashmere.

There are measurable differences in products, there are best deals, and there are experts testing and measuring those differences.

If you’re like me, you want the best deal…and you won’t be fooled by hype so keep reading The Frugal Snob.

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One Response to There’s Nothing better at bedtime than a great cookie and milk

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