The six grandbabies (the littles, I call them) are pretty much all about cookies ‘n’cream this and cookies ‘n’ cream that. When we had an upcoming birthday, I seized the opportunity to make a Cookies & Cream Icebox Cake!
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!