christmas cookie challenge
I note that it is now less than one month until Christmas. Here I am, sounding like I’m from the 1950’s again, but I need to get crackin’ on my Christmas baking.
I have not done the best job of Christmas baking in the past years. My own mom used to make some greatly-coveted standards – thumbprint cookies, buttertart squares, fudge, anise cookies, fruit and nut shortbread and Christmas cake – every year. My brother and I looked forward to a bounty of baking that was reserved solely for the holidays.
I usually make whipped shortbread, and peanut butter marshmallow squares. That’s kind of pathetic. One ambitious year I made batches of Almond Roca and sent them out as gifts in little Tupperware containers. That was a big hit.
This year I have challenged myself to expand my cookie repertoire. Here it is, for all the Internet to hear: I am going to make the four Christmas cookie recipes from this month’s Real Simple. Shocking, I know. But there it is, for all to see.
The new recipes are linked here. They are:
- Raspberry Pinwheels
- Pecan Snowballs
- Ginger Chocolate-Chip Bars
- Glazed Lemon Cookies
Please link to your own #1 favourite Christmas baking recipes in the comments!