It's that time of year again! DH and the boys have picked out their cookies for this year and baking has commenced.
First up, DH's choice - Iced Hermits. I've heard of hermit bars, but I've never seen one or tasted one, much less made one. One thing I love about DH and the boys picking cookies for me to make is that they tend to pick things I never would and this cookie is no exception. For one thing, it calls for icing - I tend to avoid cookies with icing.
Our source is, once again, Martha Stewart's 2005 special holiday cookie supplement. I can't get them to look at anything else! But I can't blame them, this magazine is so well done with enticing pictures for each and every cookie - truly an excellent layout for a magazine.
This bar cookie is baked in a 10 x 15-inch pan. I only have 11 x 17-inch pans, so I did a little improvising. I didn't want the cookies to turn out too thin, so I turned my 11 x 17-inch pan into a 11 x 14-inch pan. I cut an 11 x 14-inch piece of parchment paper and placed it in the pan. I then cut a piece of tin foil to sort of serve as the "wall" to get a nice edge on the cookies and to keep the exposed end from over-browning.
This still may not be a cookie that I make just any old day, but I'm glad that DH inspired me give it a try. This would definitely be a pretty and tasty cookie to make for a cookie exchange or holiday party.
Stay tuned for more Christmas cookies to come.........