Sunday, December 18, 2005

O Christmas Tree

Happy Holidays!

Yay me! My first post :o)

I hope to join the ranks of all those awesome food bloggers who(m?) I read daily. I'm DoughGirl, so named for my all consuming love of baking! My dream is to be an artisan bread maker someday. But right now I just like to bake all things sweet: pies, cakes, cookies, pastries, muffins, name it, I like to bake it!

I set out to make my first food blog recipe, this yummy looking Yugoslovian cookie I found over at

Cooking with The Headhunter. The bottom of the cookie is a buttery, crumbly shortbread and the top is a mixture of walnuts, cinnamon and cloves. They were wonderful! My mother took some over to the hospital (she's is a nurse) and they were a huge hit in the breakroom. I'm already thinking of ways to tweak the recipe....maybe adding some dried cranberries and orange zest to the topping and cutting back on the cloves a little...or even ditching the spices all together and adding a layer of chocolate between the shortbread layer and the walnut layer. I am so glad I found this recipe and I will definitely be adding it to my recipe box!