One of my favorite Christmas traditions is baking Christmas cookies. We made rolled and cut-out decorated cookies growing up, and I continue that tradition with my children. One year I got the idea of decorating our Christmas tree with the cookies; only to watch the decorations disappear one by one. But it was fun. I bake cookies for our family, to share as gifts and always look forward to getting my creativity in motion as the aroma of fresh baked cookies fills the house.
Each season, I like to try baking a few new kinds of cookies. I’m a sucker for buying those food-related magazines at the grocery store check-out lane–and have stacks of magazines with sticky-notes to attest to it. Many of the recipes are actually pretty good. And since I’ve baked so many cookies over the years, I’ve got a good idea on what makes a pleasing cookie.