December 2, 2008
On the 2nd day of Christmas...
If there's something I really love about Christmas time it's probably the excuse one has to overindulge in things they otherwise don't. Like cookies. And chocolate truffles. I and two friends from university are forming a tradition (going on 2nd year now, woohoo) where we take out a day from our otherwise busy schedules and release our inner domestic goddesses. This year we spent a whole 20 hours in the kitchen. There was no sleep but many a cup of coffee involved. And we had a blast. We made the Danish classics such as vaniljekranse and specier. Then there were Smitten Kitchen's peanutbutter cookies and salted oatmeal and white chocolate cookies. And the chocolate espresso ones. Then lemon and chocolate truffles and havregrynskugler (the latter are already all gone.. have no idea where they went really.. hey!.. don't look at me!).. The part that is truly fun is the shaping and decorating part, though. A dinosaur to go anyone?
specier on top, vaniljekranse below.
we experimented with green fruit color this year resulting in a tie-dye effect due to a few too many mintues in the oven.
peanutbutter cookies. not so christmas-y but probably the best cookies i've ever tasted!
different species of specier (no pun intended)
white chocolate/oatmeal + chocolate espresso cookies.
truffles. half of these are gone by now. anyone who wants to come by and save me from obesity. i feel it sneaking up upon me, haha..