Christmas cookies & happy hearts, This is how the holiday starts!
Christmas is really the most wonderful time of the year. Family, Friends, laughter, love and a lot of cookies!
I love baking. I love cookies. I love Christmas.
Since I was a little girl I can remember making the cookie list with my mom and sisters. We’d plan out which cookies we wanted to back, make a grocery list, pile into the van and get our supplies (almost all from Kitchen Kuttings in Elmira) and the start our Christmas baking. While Christmas music played in the background Mom would station her 4 girls around the kitchen each assigned to our own task. Mixing, Measuring, shaping and taste testing. Now that we are all grown up nothing has changed. 🙂
Some cookies that are always included on our list:
- Molasses Sugar Cookies
- Divine Toffe Squares – Shortbread crust, creamy toffee and dark chocolate
- Sugar Cookies
- Seven – Layer Squares – coconut, pecans, chocolate and butterscotch piled on a graham crust
New this Year:
- Chocolate Crinkle Cookies – Chocolate and expresso
- Cranberry Pecan Noels
Baking Christmas cookies is an event that I look forward to all year. Getting into the Christmas Spirit, baking way too much for one household and filling our tummies with an obscene amount of sugar….its delightful!