This year I decided to participate in….
Friends have put together the group, and since I am always looking for new and fantastic Christmas cookies to try and add to my array of goodies, it was a no brainer to join them.
I was SO looking forward to having a really good first cookie for this event. I had it picked out over a week ago. But being the procrastinator that I am I waited until this afternoon to bake them. I know, I know….you would think that I had learned my lesson by now, but apparently not.
I found this recipe in this years “Better Home and Gardens Christmas Cookies” magazine. They were suppose to be Soft Maple Sugar Cookies, with a maple glaze. I had looked at the recipe, and thought I could just swap out the 1/2 cup of shortening, for another 1/2 cup of butter. Maybe that was be problem I made. But the dough was SO soft that there was no way I could roll it into balls….and even after chilling the dough for two hours it was still too soft to do so. I used my cookie scoop to drop nice formed globes onto my cookie sheet and hoped for the best. NOPE. Did NOT turn out. Too soft, falling apart. I didn’t even bake all the dough. Made me sad. I had high hopes for some yummy maple cookies. Fall and Christmas rolled into one cookie.
Look at how sad these look….
I promise to not wait til the last minute to make next weeks cookies so that I have something spectacular to see!