We seem to have 3 cookie threads going. I posted some good ones under "other desserts".
First and foremost, there is my mother’s fudge. She is no longer here to share Christmas with us, but one of the ways I keep her near is by making several batches of her fudge (chocolate walnut and peanut butter, plus a chocolate mint version I came up with myself) to give away as gifts. (I know that’s not cookies. Sorry.) But then there’s also a great chocolate chip cookie recipe I found years ago that is more of a shortbread cookie with chocolate chips. They aren’t necessarily a Christmas recipe, but I make so many batches at Christmas that now whenever I make them, my kids announce that "It smells like Christmas!"
Can anyone out there help me with the operation of a cookie press? For 40 plus years I’ve struggled with the damn things
(at least six different designs, and at least that many different doughs)and maybe on a good day three out of ten come out looking like an adult would have had anything to do with it. The kids love it because they don’t really care – but I have a little pride left…
And this year the first and last night of Chanukkah falls on a Fryday night.
Christmas means my grandmother’s "pie crust" cookies, a crisp, thin, sugary cookie made with yeast. They are a family favorite.
Traditional cutouts with icing are usually also on the menu.
The smell of cookies just says the holidays to me. It wouldn’t be the same without them.
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