This post is the third in a series of five about easy food gift ideas. Why did I wait until after the holidays to post them? ‘Cause I was giving them as gifts and didn’t want to ruin the surprise. Of course, they make great gifts year-round. Each post contains a downloadable pdf of the recipe card with a fictional product logo I designed along with some beautiful food photography.
Over the years my family has made many different types of cookies over the holidays, but only one recipe has been a constant, year over year has been the family recipe of Absolutely Sterling Chocolate Chip Cookies.
I’m pretty sure the name comes from the person we originally got the recipe from, and we haven’t changed it much over the years. On occasion I have added orange zest and Grand Marnier (which was lovely) and played around with a cayenne pepper version which was less successful. This year I changed out the traditional semi-sweet chocolate chips with 60% cacao chocolate, which made them less sweet and a bit more austere. Feel free to experiment. If you recall, I made this chocolate chip cookie recipe with almonds last year, and posted some great advice from my dad about the best way to be efficient when making cookies, so make sure to give that a read as well.
Coming up tomorrow, the fourth installment: Food Gift Idea: Spicy Hot Cocoa.