Today we are moving on to the second station I went to at Baking with Betty. Number two was cookies. All of the recipes used the Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix. At this station, I was able to make two recipe: the Citrus-Kissed Fig Thumbprints and the Cranberry-Macadamia Bars. Then I was able to taste Red Velvet Rich and Creamy Cookies along with Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars. I was careful to just try a small sample of each. Now, I still had the brownie and cake stations to go to at this point at Baking with Betty and I had such a wonderful breakfast. I needed to pace myself.
My favorite of the four was the Cranberry-Macadamia Bars.
They were so delicious and buttery. I will be making these for sure when the holiday season rolls around, but they are so good, they would be great any time of year. My second favorite was the Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars. No torch needed for this brulee folks. Toffee bits create the crunchy sugary top on these bars.
I must admit I wasn’t thrilled with the Citrus-Kissed Fig Thumbprints.
The fig preserves didn’t cut it for me. If I make these at home, I will try a little more citrus peel in the cookies and use some orange marmalade or other preserves in place of the fig preserves. I would also use regular sugar in place of the coarse sugar. I am not a fan of coarse sugar. We also pressed the top half of the ball of dough in the sugar before baking the cookie. I would also recommend doing that.
Stay tuned…..tomorrow is cake station.