It’s that time of year when gifts are getting hidden in every closet corner, Christmas cards are being received, and cookies are baking in ovens everywhere. If you’re looking for the perfect cookie to leave out for Santa, I can guarantee these are going to make him one jolly old elf.
Turns out my 2 1/2 year old son is a culinary genius, a natural in the kitchen. I enlisted his help one afternoon to make some cookies and he not only enjoyed all the ingredient dumping and stirring, but he insisted on adding something special to our usual snickerdoodle recipe. My options? A red pepper, a yellow onion, or a big lemon. Although the onion was so very tempting I decided to go with the lemon.
Finding the right chocolate chip cookie recipe is kind of like dating. Once you fall in love you stop looking. You either have one you LOVE and stick to it or you just keep trying new ones. I used to be a dater. I tried everything, even the one on the back of the chocolate chip bag. I know. Sad. Fortunately for me I never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like.
Well folks, that was before.
Then one glorious day I found this recipe from Roland Mesnier, former White House pastry chef. It was love at first bite and I never strayed again.
Have a bunch of overripe bananas?
Excellent, now you have an excuse to make a batch of these delectable cookies!