Whether you prefer light and airy treats, or chocolate decadence, this week's episode of 'Tis the Season has the holiday cookie for you!
HONEY THYME LACE COOKIES:
Honey Thyme Lace Cookies with a dusting of granulated sugar.
2 tbps unsalted butter
2 tbps brown sugar
2 tbps honey
2 tsp chopped thyme (fresh)
2 tsp orange zest
pinch of salt
couple twists of black pepper
one tsp vanilla
2 tbps flour
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, put aside.
Melt butter, brown sugar and honey in a small pot til bubbling. Turn off heat.
Add thyme, orange zest, salt, and vanilla; stir. Whisk in flour. Spoon the batter onto the baking sheet into nickel-sized circles. Cookies should be three inches apart from each other on the baking sheet. Add one twist of black pepper on top of each cookie.
Bake in oven at 375 degrees for five to six minutes.
Optional: Add colored sugar or granulated sugar before cookies cool.
Let cookies cool before removing from parchment.
JELL-O Triple Chocolate Cookie Balls
JELL-O TRIPLE CHOCOLATE COOKIE BALLS
(brought to you by JELL-O)
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
1/2 cup cold milk
36 OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 3 cups)
1-1/2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate (12 squares), melted
1 square BAKER'S White Chocolate, melted
BEAT pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Add cookie crumbs; mix well.
SHAPE into 42 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip in semi-sweet chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
REFRIGERATE 20 min. or until firm. Drizzle with white chocolate; refrigerate 10 min. or until firm.
Omit white chocolate. Crush 2 additional OREO Cookies. Dip cookie balls in melted chocolate, then sprinkle with additional cookie crumbs.
HOW TO EASILY DIP COOKIE BALLS
Add cookie balls, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll cookie balls in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove balls with fork letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl.
Video produced by Jamila Jordan, Jennie Josephson. Post-production by Katie Best and John Adams. Graphics by Todd Tanner for Yahoo! Studios.