Egg Nog Snickerdoodles and Spiced Up Ginger Snaps!

Greetings Readers!

So, here it is … the moment you’ve been waiting for … and the winner is … Me!

That’s right. My husband and I decided to have a cookie baking contest way back when. Christmas 2013 to be exact and if you are new to Layers Upon Layers or are becoming reacquainted, an explanation for this site can be found in the About Me section of this blog. Meanwhile, I have been busy with pursuits here and there with acting and busy with life in general, but I still love to bake when I actually do get chance to do so. The last item that I baked, actually,  was a scrumptious chocolate cookie pie. Today, however, I am revealing the winning cookie of the cookie contest. Before proceeding, here was how the winning cookie was selected.

Now, my husband is quite competitive at times; yes, even in a cookie baking contest! I was somewhat surprised that he wanted to take on the challenge, especially since he is a far better cook than baker, but then again, it makes sense that baking would elicit such a strong competitive response from him … Challenge, challenge, challenge! No, my husband did not back down from this challenge, but my husband’s side of the family voted on my Egg Nog Snickerdoodle cookies as the winner!

And the Winner is ... Egg Nog Snickeroodles!

And the Winner is … Egg Nog Snickeroodles!

Especially in this photo, appearance was not award winning mostly because the icing had not yet hardened and, well ... I was mostly going for taste, and not to mention the batter, to my surprise, was a crumbly inconsistent consistence that I was not use to working with.

Especially in this photo, appearance was not award winning mostly because the icing had not yet hardened and, well … I was mostly going for taste, and not to mention the batter, to my surprise, was a crumbly inconsistent texture that I was not use to working with.

Now it is certainly worth mentioning that not only did my Egg Nog Snickerdoodles get a round of applause, and oohs and ahhs for taste; my Spiced Up Ginger Snaps made an amazing appearance and received many “ahhs” for taste, especially from the adults, as the spice-factor was quite unique in this otherwise traditional cookie favorite, that my father simply adores!

Now, you might be wondering why I have no photos of my husband’s cookies. I normally would have taken photos of his creative treats, but I completely forgot to do so ( ‘Sorry sweet husband ). I can tell you, however, that his second place Butter Lemon Almond Sugar cookies, were superb; a bit heavy on the buttery side, but they definitely received my vote for best taste, although tied with my Spiced Up Ginger Snaps.

A Spicy Ginger Snap Closeup!

A Spicy Ginger Snap Closeup!

Marching, Marching, Marching ...!

Marching, Marching, Marching …!

IMG_0105

SPICY!

As for my husband’s second cookie, his rolled fig cookies were deliciously wholesome and fitting for the holiday season, but something told me that they would not get the kid’s vote and I was going for the votes, so pleasing everyone’s taste buds with nostalgic holiday flavors and sensational sentiments was my strategy. Thus, with a tallied vote, Egg Nog Snickerdoodles won the show!

Egg Nog Snickerdoodles

Creamy and shimmery

like icing on a cake

or a blanketed lake

without a clue what’s inside,

but there is nothing to hide,

this rounded shape we’re caught up in

and never wanting to leave

until we get the tell tail sign

that what is true is what we believe

 and what we believe is nothing more

than the taste of a holiday tradition

in the shape of a circular cycle of truth.

It is what we believe to be a winner of all.

Standing tall and gaining the likes of memories grand

of childhood and adulthood;

It has been around for centuries

and it’s plain to see that Eggnog’s still the best!

                                          — Linda Ghostwriter

 Until next blog post, plan a cookie baking contest to spice up YOUR holidays… Like for the spring holidays, which are fast approaching!

                  Email me at lghostwriter@yahoo.com

                                   layersuponlayers.wordpress.com

                                 www.instantadvice.wordpress.com

                                   www.talkoriolesbaseball.wordpress.com

Advertisements

There are no comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: