Saturday, December 30, 2006

the 34 cookies of Christmas: day 10

The tenth cookie of Christmas 2006 is a vanilla shortbread cookie that we traditionally refer to as "acorns." Of course, they have no acorns in them, nor do they taste like acorns... however, with the ends dipped in Belgian bittersweet chocolate and sprinkled with multicolored nonpareils, these light and buttery cookies take on the classic shape of an acorn. They add both a different shape and color to our cookie trays, and are perfect in their simplicity. For those with less adventurous tastes, they are a delightful gift... and because they are not that sweet, they can be enjoyed at any time of day (from breakfast to after dinner... to midnight snack!) One might even consider leaving cookies like this for Santa on Christmas Eve!

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