My grandmother used to bake for Christmas. She was the one who taught me that fruitcake will keep for years wrapped in a rum soaked cheesecloth (and you have to use real rum not just flavoring). When I was a kid, I distinctly remember the Christmas we went to her house and she proudly announced she had made 22 kinds of Christmas cookies. It’s amazing we don’t all have diabetes.
This Christmas is our first Christmas without her, so in her honor, a list of “Christmas Cookies”.
C—Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars – Grandma introduced us to this candy like bar cookie. We strongly recommend eating in what my brother would call “guilt free bites”.
H – Honey Cookies – A childhood friend’s mother used to make these by the dozen. Not too sweet, even decorated with colored sugar (just mix food coloring and white sugar), these are amazing with tea…or coffee, I guess.
R – Red Velvet Christmas Cookies – They are even white and red! How “Christmas-y”.
I – Italian Christmas Cookies
S – Snickerdoodles – My father likes everything “done” (nearly burnt, really) except snickerdoodles :0)
T – Thumbprint Cookies
M – Macaroons, Macaroon Blossoms, or Molasses Cookies (Though our family goes more for the soft gingersnaps!)
A – Almond Spritz Cookies
S – Sugar Cookies – My mother’s recipe is wonderfully moist – the secret is sour cream. And you can decorate them with just about any kind of frosting and toppings. Our decorating skills may need some help but these cookies are beautiful on the inside where it counts :0)
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