All our family and friends celebrate Christmas and are kind enough to include Ray and I. All year long I gather the elements that will come together to make Christmas Cookie boxes to give to them because I love them so!
I have a crazy amount of cookie recipes in my file. Narrowing them down is a chore. There will be Russian Tea Cakes, Date Dream Bars and Rum Balls from Rays mother’s collection. Thumbprints from Aunt Cindy (love those!) and Chitty Cookies from Aunt Sherri. That already seems like a lot of cookies. But I’ll do more.
I’m looking for flavors that remind me of Christmas. This is what I do.
- ginger in Gingerbread Biscotti
- mint in Triple Layer brownies
- orange in Chocolate-Orange biscotti
- cranberry in Holiday Biscotti
- lemon in Lemon Bars.
- Nutmeg in Sugar and Spice Cookies
- eggnog in Eggnog cookies
Besides all those, there are some I make just because I’m on a roll. The trick is to give them all away before I start wondering how the are with a cuppa jo.
Debs in Everett, Washington