Holiday Cookie Baking Day #8: …and it all comes to an end

After a couple of days off it was time to finish the cookie baking. The party is this weekend, so there isn’t much time left anyway. I hope you have enjoyed this daily account of our cookie baking adventures. Hopefully it has enticed you to bake some cookies of your own and invite the neighbors in to share.

If you have any questions about these cookies, or any other cookie baking questions, please add a comment and let me know how I can help or what I can offer.

Tonight’s cookies were…

Nutella No-Bake Cookies (One Minute Cookies)
(Original One-Minute Cookie Recipe)

Nutella No-Bake Cookies

These cookies were a staple on the cafeteria plates of elementary and high school. Unfortunately, none of our guests seems quite enamoured of the them. They can be pretty homely looking and are more candy than cookie. Still, I figured I might make them anyway, at least for myself.

Imagine my luck when I found an alternative recipes for these cookies that included chocolate chips instead of cocoa and (and this is the big deal) Nutella, the chocolate-hazelnut spread that most of Europe loves but many Americans haven’t even heard of. Faced with a new idea to try I had to make these. I might still be the only one to eat them, but I will love every one of them.

#alttext#Cranberry Turtle Bars

I discovered these gems on the Closet Cooking blog out of Toronto, Canada. They looked absolutely scrumptious even if they were a bit more difficult than typical recipes I might try. I wanted to get some cranberries into the cookies this year and this recipe does it full force. I don’t have my own picture, as the bars are still cooling as I write. I am afraid I didn’t quite get the caramel sauce hot enough so the bars might be a bit mushy, but even if we have to serve them with a fork they will still be tasty.

Photo is from the original post on the Closet Cooking blog.

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