A Christmas classic is the cookie exchange. I'm headed to one tomorrow. And while I love those chocolate chip cookies, they really aren't cookie exchange fare. I'm on this "get out of my comfort zone" kick so I did just that with my cookie choice. These were fun to make, totally different, and you can eat 5 and feel like you didn't really have any. Get out of your Christmas cookie comfort zone and make
1/2 C salted butter
1/2 C light corn syrup
2/3 C packed brown sugar
1 C old fashioned oats - not quick oats
3/4 C all purpose flour
1 tsp pure vanilla
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a cookie sheets with parchment paper. Or if your super fancy line them with your silpat liners. (Christmas list alert Andy). In a medium sauce pan melt the butter, corn syrup and brown sugar over medium heat and stir constantly until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat to high and when the mixture boils remove it and stir in the oats, flour and vanilla. Drop half teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart on the cookie sheets. Make sure there is plenty of room as these spread out. Bake for 6-8 minutes (bubbling and golden brown). Let the cookies cool completely.
1/4 C heavy cream
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tsp light corn syrup
Heat the cream in a small saucepan until scalded. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and corn syrup. Cover and let stand 15 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle or spoon onto one end of the cookie. Decorate with holiday sprinkles if your into that sort of thing. Allow to set/dry.