Double Dipped Chocolate Shortbread doesn’t last long on a cookie tray. The chocolate stripes and sprinkles are alluring and the oh-so chocolaty flavor makes them an instant favorite.
Today is recipe reveal day for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! Hitting the international blogisphere today are 600 cookie recipes, just in time for holiday baking. Each blogger participating in the swap sent out three dozen cookies, a box of twelve cookies each to three assigned food bloggers. In return, each blogger receives three dozen cookies (a box of twelve cookies from three different food bloggers). That makes 21,600 cookies exchanged between bloggers! Best of all, thousands of dollars, from entry fees and sponsor donations, are raised for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!I was delighted with the three packages of cookie deliciousness that arrived at my door. I hope my recipients enjoyed The Monday Box contribution to the swap, a rich, chocolaty Double Dipped Chocolate Shortbread.
Though it has only been a few weeks since I sent the November military care package, the December box has been deployed. I hope that by mailing early, Soldier B. will have this care package in time for Christmas. Holidays are an especially hard time to be away from family so I was anxious to send some cheer. Festive Chocolate Covered Oreos and Christmas decorated sugar cookies should bring a bit of holiday spirit to the desert.
Lemon Star cookies are a Chanukah tradition in my family, even though there is nothing traditional about them. Neither cut-out cookies nor lemon have anything to do with Chanukah. They are a tradition for us simply because after I baked these tender, sweet-sour Lemon Stars for the first time many years ago, they have been requested every year since.