Why is it that for the next two weeks most of us feel the need to constantly be within arms-reach of some type of baked goods? I think for a lot of people (me included) food is equated with the warmth of home, especially at this time of year.
My Mother was, and is, a superb cook and baker who would make extra pies on Christmas Eve and my Dad would drive all over delivering to friends and relatives. Along with the pies she would make cakes, pudding and cookies… lots of cookies.
A few weeks ago my friend Robin and I had a cookie baking morning and both recipes turned out pretty successfully – tasty and pretty. I made a peppermint bark and Robin made a red velvet shortbread recipe. Links to the two recipes are below and are dead easy.
The Red Velvet Shortbread cookie recipe can be found here.
The Peppermint Bark recipe can be found on allrecipes.ca here.
Happy hump day!