Ho Ho Ho! Guess what time it is? Christmas cookie baking is just around the corner in a matter of hours.
Over the last few years, my former coworker Jenn and I have baked cookies to give away, get into the holiday spirit and get our dose of December sugar in.
Last year, we crammed a whole bunch of flour, butter, sugar, toppings, cookie cutters, mixers, rolling pins and more onto our tiny kitchen counters and got to work.
This year, the manfriend and I are heading to Jenn's to make a mess and have some fun. The manfriend has deemed himself the Official "Taste Tester" of the evening. Watch it, manfriend, I'm gunning to eat as many cookies as this stomach will hold (and it can hold a lot).
Some things make the season feel "right" and baking and decorating cookies is one of them for me. I think I've purposely NOT been baking too many sweets in anticipation of Christmas cookie fun.
What are your favorite holiday cookies? My favs include: gingerbread men (or any type of ginger molasses cookie), jam sandwich cookies and pb blossoms - duh.
Need some more cookie recipe ideas? Real Simple sent out a link to 50 easy Holiday & Christmas cookies this week. Happy weekend!
Good luck to anyone finishing up any shopping or holiday planning! I have a few gifts to wrap, but this year is a little more low key as I'm trying not to spend much $. During Christmas, I often find myself buying stuff just to buy it for others. Instead, I'm making fewer, more focused purchases and being okay with not giving everything I'd like to give.