Each year on our block, we have a cookie party with the neighbors. This year, I extended the tradition and had a party with my Food Photography meetup group. We each brought cookies to share, and spent a couple of hours talking a bit of shop and a bit of personal goings on.
For the past several years, my holiday cookie of choice has been the Pizelle. I just love the intricate designs, the simple flavor and the perfect crispness. This year, I mixed it up a bit using the Tea & Honey Crisp recipe from Bon Appetit. It's not quite the same as the Pizelle recipe, but crisps up well. Also, unlike the Pizelle's the cookies come out of the iron very, very soft so they can be easily shaped into cones. I stuffed these with a mascarpone/vanilla/whipped cream concotion reminicent of a canoli stuffing. We didn't eat them quite quickly enough, so the cookie part softened up, but they were still very tasty.