Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies have become such a classic, especially at Christmas and they came about by accident! It might be hard for some of you guys to imagine a life without this ubiquitous cookie, but they weren’t around until Mrs. Freda Smith of Ohio entered her mistake into the 1957 Pillsbury Cook-Off and won 2nd place.
Just the other day I got an email from the New York Times “What to cook this week.” Do you get them? They charge a subscription for their site but you can view the recipes in the email at no cost, at least for a while. They’ve become kind of a highlight for me, just a minute or two of reading editor Sam Sifton talk about food. One of the food items he mentioned recently was German Chocolate Cookies.
“Have yourself a merry little Christmas.” That song has been echoing in my mind. A little Christmas. A simple Christmas. I don’t know if I can hold onto that zen when I visit my daughter & the”littles” over the holidays, but I’m hanging on to that feeling now. And these Chocolate Swirl Meringue Cookies are helping me!
Gingersnaps make me absolutely nostalgic. They take me right back to childhood and baking with my Mom We kids would kneel on a chair at the kitchen table so we could reach and we’d take turns dipping a glass in sugar and gently pressing down the gingersnaps before they baked.