Ruby and a sampling of her 12-year-old school friends recently held a Christmas cookie exchange. I thought this an industrious concept for the sweet-toothed group, and a very delicious party idea.
For Ruby’s contribution, there was decisive clarity on what she wanted to bring. Since we started making Martha Stewart’s Chocolate-Mint Crackle cookies a few years ago, the pretty powdered delights have become part of our Christmas baking ritual.
Simple to make, with easy ingredients, you’ll taste why these soft-in-the middle, minty-chocolate cookies are so sharable.
Photos: Ben Loughton