On the second night of baking,
my oven hit
Fa La La
La LA LAAAAAAA
Tuesday night, I made dough for these snickdoodles and a Nestle Tollhouse cookie base. I also made a batch of mint brownie bites (with this recipe, scooped into mini-muffin pans and stuffed with a half of an Ande's mint candy) and a new recipe, a pan of the McCormick Cinnamon Caramel Swirl Brownies.
This last batch of snicker-doodles got a little crisper than I like, because I got distracted watching Mary Berry and the last episode of the U.S. ABC version of the Great Holiday Baking Show. (The UK show is so much better, but I love Mary's style.)
I always go a little overboard, but there is enough for the hostess's kids, guests to take home left-overs, people who drive me to have left-overs, and for me to eat too many.
2 doz. PB bites;
2 doz. Kiss bites;
4 doz. choc. mint browning bites;
3 doz. snicker-doodles;
1 tray caramel bars
Wait. How am I taking all this on the train?
Still, this is NOwhere near my holiday baking output of days of yore.
~ photos by iPhone