Here's some brief cookie catch-up. I've been super busy lately with trying to catch-up on homework I've put off. Hehe.
December marks major cookie season. And the only cookie for me in December is our family's super secret orange cookie recipe! This orange cookie has been passed down from generations and it's so old it's written on an old note card and is slightly fading. You know it's authentic then. This is a sacred recipe coming from my dad's side and I have never attempted to make. I was afraid I would ruin it's deliciousness. But this year I went for it!
Oh my goodness everyone!!! I did it! I've mastered the orange cookie! And I ate five right afterwards with no shame whatsoever. To describe it's taste I would say it is a cake like cookie that soft and pillowy. It's spongy with a subtle but noticeable (if that makes sense) taste. They icing is the second component to it and is a MUST. I could drink the icing if icing could be drinkable. It's pretty sugary but it also has an orange flavor along with it's orange color.
The thing I like about this recipe is how adaptable it is. The are so many resources for the orange flavor and color. Orange zest, fresh orange juice, orange extract, orange food coloring, concentrated orange juice, .. the possibilities are endless!
once I get approval from my dad I can post the recipe. Until then, drool and weep that you are unable to experience this cookie from heaven!!
Also, massive chocolate chip cookie baking has been happening on my dad's end. We're hopeing to send out cookies to the neighbors so we're trying to get going on that! But, as you may or may not know....... I don't like chocolate. Don't hate me, please=)
More cookies to come!