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Christmas Cookies 2010

by Jim McGinley on 12/12/10 11:29:00 pm   Expert Blogs   Featured Blogs

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Christmas Cookies 2010
Wife baked 72 cookies for recent christmas cookie swap.
She traded for 9 new types. Stopped coding to rate.

Qualifications & Bias
I love chewy chunky chocolate chip cookies.

Chocolate Raisin Walnut Mound

Slightly crunchy outside. Slightly chewy inside. Walnut atmosphere permeates. Fresh raisins.

4 out of 5 *
Shortbread Marzipan Ring with Strawberry Centre

Melts in mouth. Too sweet for manly palette. Strawberry overcome by sweet shortbread. Lovely presentation (classy icing).

3 out of 5

Surprise Guest Review
"Good. 4 out of 5."

Guest reviews do not affect score.

Poppy Seed Glaze Coated Moon

Pleasant taste but can't place it. Despite appearance, it's light. Not too sweet - is that lemon? What is that? It's good.

3.5 out of 5
Crouching Pac Man, Yellow Icing

Biggest crunch thus far. Thin. Packs compact taste punch. Lemon icing hits. Mmmmmmmm. Then it's over. Bonus for theme.

3.5 out of 5


Break for Diabetes


Yellowish Chocolate Cookie Blob with Surprise Raisins

Tons of tasty chocolate chips. Cookie taste lost in explosion of raisins and chocolate.

3.5 out of 5 but...

Ate and reviewed this cookie earlier. See "Chocolate Raisin Walnut Mound" 4 out of 5. Credibility in question.

Final: 3.75 out of 5

Straight Chocolate Chip

The holy trinity: Chewy, Crunchy, Chocolatey. Supreme cookie taste. Original? No. Tasty? YES

4 out of 5
Icing Splattered Walnut Island

Sublime taste. Digging those walnut bits. Exciting when I tasted icing... then boring.

3 out of 5
Lonely Walnut Island

Tastes similar to above, except with more walnut bits. Still digging those walnut bits. Exciting when I tasted icing... WAIT... there's no icing.

2.5 out of 5
Hypnotic Organic Spiral

Mean baked buttery taste. Icing provides kinky counterbalance. Stealth poppyseeds? Nice.

3.5 out of 5
Outmeal Raisin Blotch

There's walnuts in these hills. Fills mouth like bread. Tasty, serious, not too sweet. Felt healthy. Had two.

4 out of 5
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Pyramid

Risking marriage. Coconut texture impressive. Coconut + chocolate = awesome! Plain coconut depressing. Handsomest. Icing snowflake coup de grace.

3.75 out of 5



When it comes to Christmas cookies, everyone's a winner.
Just kidding, "Straight Chocolate Chip" wins.

Just discovered icing snowflake on floor.
"Chocolate Dipped Coconut Pyramid" slapped with 0.5 deduction.

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