Food is definitely near the top of my list of my favorite things about Christmas. I love the warm smells – vanilla, cinnamon, apple, cranberry – that flood the house and seem to permeate every pore. While I adore the turkey, ham, dressing, sweet potatoes, and the many casseroles that grace our holiday table, baked goods are by far my favorite holiday food group.
My mother was a big holiday baker when I was a kid, and some of her favorite treats to make are now some of mine. Every year she had my twin cousins over to decorate sugar cookies for Santa a few days before Christmas. This year we are welcoming my cousins’ oldest children (who are both 5) to the tradition. I can’t wait to pass on this favorite memory of mine to them.
Christmas cookies are the best. I have no less than 20 different recipes to make this year. I’ve decided, since it’s the season of giving and sharing, to share 12 of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes with you!
So starting December 1 and continuing until December 21, look for the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies to appear here! Watch closely…there may even be a giveaway coming soon! If you haven’t already, I encourage you to subscribe, either by email or feed reader, so you don’t miss a single cookie recipe!
I hope you are as excited as I am! Grab your mixer and a couple of pounds of butter, and check back Wednesday for the very first Christmas cookie recipe!