Sunday, December 24, 2006

Operation Sugar Overload: Complete

Clockwise starting from the approximate 12 o'clock position:

1. Jeweled Thumbprints. Basically butter cookies with raspberry and apricot jam centers. Half are plain, half are rolled in chopped pecans.

2. Chocolate Revel Bars. Lots of semi-sweet chocolate, oatmeal dough, and chopped walnuts.

3. Lemon Square Bars. Lots of sugar, eggs, fresh lemon juice & rind.

4. Peanut Butter Chocolate Kisses. I use crunchy peanut butter instead of the creamy every recipe I've ever seen for these calls for. BTW, one of those has a Tootsie roll stuck in it. DS#1 thought he'd be funny.

5. Neopolitans, with a Christmas Flair. Usually these are brown, pink & white. The stripes are different flavors. Brown is chocolate (duh), green is mint, and the red is almond, which tastes like cherry.

6. Pecan Bars. Tastes like the classic Southern pecan pie but in bar cookie form. This made a HUGE mess on the bottom of my oven as the pecan "filling" overran the pan. Oops.

7. Sugar Cookies, with buttercream frosting. DS#2 did the decorating, can you tell?

8. Peanut Brittle in the center. One of DH's favorites so I don't expect this to last long. The recipe is really easy, completely done in the microwave, so if he twists my arm, I may be encouraged to make more. ;-)

9. Chocolate Snowswirl Fudge in the pan next to the cookie spread. The "snow" is marshmallow marbled through the chocolate, and there are chopped walnuts in there too. The pan is back in the frig setting up as this was made about 30 minutes before taking this photo.

The rest of my day will be spent wrapping a few things and then in my sewing room working on my next pair of pants, with the football games going.

Tonight the kitchen will open up again as I get tomorrow's breakfast ready to go. Tomorrow, I'll be making turkey dinner a la Thanksgiving, per DS#2's request. Can you tell that I spoil the "baby?"

Here's hoping none of you need to venture into a store today!


  1. gThanks for Operation Cookie Identification! I must look up that recipe for those chocolate revel bars....geesh they look yummy.

    I actually DID make the p.b.kisses cookies and they are cooling as I write.

    Oh, and tell DS #2 that the tootsie roll stuck in the p.b.k.'s was a fabulous idea! More fudgy chocolate to eat!

  2. I think I've put on 5 pounds just reading about Operation Cookie!!


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