What happens when you discover a cookie dough that works as both chocolate chip cookie dough and the best sugar cookie dough ever? (Sugar cookie lovers, Pin this one!)
You make it about once a week, that’s what happens.
Then you start sticking all kinds of accessories on top of the naked dough balls – candied orange bits, salted nuts, white chocolate chunks, leftover peppermints from Christmas (Hey – don’t judge – I bet you have some too. . . .), purple and pink star sprinkles. . . .
And on top of all that kooky fiddling, you realize the dough chills perfectly well rolled up into a nifty little log that can be sliced, topped, and baked any time you darn well please.
Super convenient, versatile dough + custom toppings of choice = awesome & easy cookie making, the products of which can be tailored for just about anyone.
Even your Valentine. . . . hint, hint.
Just imagine all the red and pink things that could find their home atop these babies.
Cherry chips, dried raspberries, cranberries, red hots, heart sprinkles, pink sugar, red and pink M&M’s, strawberry frosting . . . must I go on?
And then when the whole Valentine’s shindig is over, well, the situation is still peachy keen – because you have that loyal and true, unfailingly delicious, (and undecorated!) dough log in the fridge, just waiting to play dress up.
This is cookie decorating on a whole other (as in way less messy and less time-consuming) level.
Twelve bare cookie slices. A whole slew of toppings. Each set of fingers gets to do their own personal thing.
Everyone is happy.
And as far as a home-baked gift goes?
No one ever said we could go wrong with a personalized cookie selection.
This time around our varieties included:
- Sugar and Chai Spice
- Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips
- Candied Orange and Vanilla Chip
- Colored Sugar Crystals
- Dark Chocolate, Salted Pistachio, & Candied Orange
- Pearled Sprinkles
- Toffee Pecan
- Star Sprinkles and Sugar
- Good Ol’ Chocolate Chip
- Peppermint Bits and White Chocolate Chunk
- Traditional Sugar
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips
And just sayin’ – as far as the “untraditional” route goes – Peppermint and White Chocolate, and Candied Orange and Vanilla Chip were superstar frontrunners.
Not that you’ll need my help picking a fave.
I’ll leave that up to you.