The final cookie post of 2008. I think...The fourth type of cookie that I made this year was tea cakes. Frankly, I didn't get any good photos of these cookies, but they were delicious. I used this recipe from Bread and Honey, a beautiful and delicious food blog that I've only recently discovered. I didn't change anything about the recipe, so I don't feel that I need to retype it here. Also, once you're over there, click around and check out some of their delicious recipes!
The final two cookies that I made, which I've already shared here before, were the lavender shortbread, and the double chocolate cookies. I wasn't planning on making the lavender ones, since I've finally come to terms with the fact that I don't actually like eating lavender (even though I really wish I did like it), but they were specially requested. I also wasn't planning on making the double chocolate, but after the mexican chocolate failed, I knew I needed something chocolaty.
This year, as with last year, I was able to find some awesome tins at the thrift store. I sort of followed through with my plan to stock up throughout the year, but I didn't have quite as many as I needed (which ended up being sixteen). So last weekend, when I was starting my baking, I headed over to Savers and was able to find a ton! I thought there wouldn't be any since last year I was going around and around to all the thrift stores around this time buying tins. So that was a major relief. They're so tacky, that I just love them. Most of the ones I found weren't too Christmas-y (which, frankly, was probably why they were left in the store), so I was happy about that.
Soooo, it's officially done. The only gifting I have left to work on is something for Jared's little nephews. I do need to make another stuffie, since apparently the one I made for the birthday boy a few weeks ago was commandeered by his older brother. I've been at a loss for what to do for them, but I had a brief stroke of genius today and I think I've got a great idea. We'll just see if it pans out the way it looks in my head. Luckily, it's supposed to snow all weekend, so I think I'll just stay inside. Stay warm and cozy wherever you are this weekend!