Mustard spice cookies seem like an odd idea and I was a little worried about how they would received by my coworkers. I thought these might be a little too outside the box as far as desserts in New Jersey go. But I was wrong – people loved these cookies. Ovenly‘s mustard spice cookies were one of the crowd favorites during my first twelve days of Christmas and I’ve made them several times since. They are excellent representatives of Ovenly’s sweet/savory baking style: not too sweet and ridiculously addictive….
Last year was my first year at a new company, and to share the holiday spirit I decided to do a “12 days of cookies” at work. While several 5 am wake-up calls left me questioning my sanity, these peanut butter cookies from Ovenly were a spectacular success. What drew me to them originally was their minimal ingredient list – 5 ingredients, including vanilla and salt! – and their suitability for two good friends who can’t eat gluten or lactose. They also happen to be the perfect peanut butter cookies: dense yet tender, richly peanut butter-y, chewy inside, with exactly the right amount of crispness on the exterior. Ovenly’s peanut butter cookies were so highly-praised (and so ludicrously simple to make) that I made them again this year for my 2nd annual “12 days of cookies”….