I don’t think I’ve ever baked as much as I did last month! I was just feeling festive and extra motivated to bake. BRING ON THE CALORIES!
Cranberry Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. These turned out really well! Buttery but also sweet and slightly tart. Yum! The recipe was super easy too. You can find it here.
I also bought some gingerbread men cookie cutters recently! Instead of making gingerbread cookies though I made chocolate sugar cookies instead. They were not sugary at all.. I would adjust the recipe and double the amount of sugar. Also I’m not sure why but my cookies were quite hard. Not stale hard but not soft and chewy like I expected. Especially since I made the shortbread cookies the week before. I ended up adding some icing after which helped a bit. Here’s the recipe.
Also, I made Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Bread! It wasn’t as moist as I wanted to be after the first day but it was not bad. There was still lots of banana flavour, crunchiness from the nuts and chocolate. I think I would cream the butter and sugar better next time maybe that will help. Or take it out of the oven a few mins earlier. It takes an hour and ten mins to bake. Also I’d add more chocolate chips and less walnuts ;) Recipe courtesy of Foodwishes! The finished product did look quite similar to Chef John’s!
Happy New Year everyone!