December 2, 2010

Chocolate Walnut Cookies

I baked these the other day.

Chocolate Walnut Cookies

I bought "The Best of Fine Cooking - Cookies" magazine back in 2008.  This edition has 101 recipes, tips and tricks.  The photography is beautiful and all of the instructions are easy to follow. 
These cookies are the first recipe that I've tried for the season.  I'm not a chocolate lover, but the family is. They loved them.

Last Minute Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar
After numerous attempts over the years, I have finally completed an Advent Calendar.  Usually I would start an intricate calendar that is just too complicated and would often run out of time.  This year, I kept it simple.

Advent Calendar close-up
The numbers are actually shrinky dinks.  The "flowers" are mini cupcake papers and I pinned them to my corkboard located in the kitchen with straight pins.  Not bad for last minute. Everything I used was already on hand except the candy.