Seasonal Sweets

Seasonal Sweets

Rhylan Stern, Publication Editor

It’s that time of year again — the winter holidays. That means cold weather, staying inside and baking lots of sweets and treats for many people. Last year I reviewed holiday treats, and I’m back to do it again, but this year’s recipes didn’t turn out as well. This time I’ll be reviewing Holiday Rice Krispies, Chocolate Peppermint Cookies and Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies.


White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies: 5.5/10

The process of making these cookies was easy, but there were a few mess-ups while following the recipe. Making the dough went smoothly, along with adding the crushed candy canes and the white chocolate chips. The ratio of white chocolate to dough was uneven, making the cookies super sweet. The bake time was incorrect, as the first batch of cookies was overbaked, and the second was slightly overdone. Because of how they baked, the cookies were too crunchy and not chewy at all. Because of this, I would give it a 5.5/10.

Chocolate Chip M&M Holiday Cookies: 4/10

Once again, this baking process was simple and perfect for first-time bakers, but there was one main issue. Overall, the dough was very runny, and it made the cookies flat, making the edges of the cookies more baked than the rest of it. All of the cookies ended up like that, with the taste being super sweet and sugary like the other cookie. I would give this recipe a 4/10.

Rice Krispie Treats: 8/10

This recipe was the one to turn out the best. The recipe was quick and very simple, with only a few steps and ingredients needed. While you have to be careful not to burn the Rice Krispies, since they can burn very easily, the entire process went smoothly. I could have added food coloring, but I decided to stick with adding red and green holiday sprinkles. With this being the best process and the most delicious treat, I will be giving this recipe an 8/10.