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Baking with Basil. December 10, 2011 by Brooke This time of year bakers are turning out all sorts of holiday cookies. Fancy frosted cut-outs and seasonal spiced circles are donning the plates at many holiday parties. But the basic chocolate chip cookie often gets left behind this month. I love all the different combinations and flavors as much as the next jolly gal, but let’s think of Santa here. The New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie has been floating around the internet and numerous blogs for years. They are so good in fact, Old St. Which stack would you choose?? (Printable Recipe) New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe from New York Times Ingredients Directions 1. 2. 3. 4.

Notes: Things not to skimp on: Allow the butter and sugars to cream together for 5 minutes. Like this: Like Loading... Lofthouse Style Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies. Lofthouse Style Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies I knew I had to have a great recipe to kick off the 12 Days of Christmas Treats 2011, so I’m starting with one of my absolute favorites! You know those soft Lofthouse sugar cookies that pop up in grocery stores around all the holidays? The kind with colored icing and sprinkles? I’ve been looking for a homemade version for awhile now and I’m happy to tell you I finally found it! I used to (and still do!) Love the Lofthouse cookies.

These sugar cookies are so close to the grocery store staples that I almost couldn’t believe it. View All 12 Days of Christmas Treats here!