Around my house, we love all kinds of cookies, especially at Christmas. Cookies are one of our favorite holiday traditions. My kids still love to join their cousins at my parents’ house for the traditional cut-out sugar cookie baking, followed by artistic creations with colored powdered-sugar dressing and lots of sprinkles.
While I’ve managed to be successful at some cookies over the years, now that I have a daughter who knows her way around the kitchen, cookies (and in that, I include “bars” of various kinds!) are a premium. We try the ones that win newspaper contests. We make old favorites. We whip through flour and eggs and sugar faster than boiling water melts snow. We pack them in tins and fill glass Christmas trays. We even give a few away! But mostly we enjoy the experience of them. Not just the making of the cookies, but the smell of them that fills the house and the pairing them with hot chocolate or coffee on a cold winter’s evening in front of a fire or while enjoying a Christmas movie. Cookies and Christmas just go together at our house. Do they at yours?
What is your family’s favorite Christmas baked treat? Do you mix in new recipes or keep to the tried and true?