Monday afternoon, on the phone:
Suz: "What are your favorite Christmas cookies?"
Ben: "What do you mean?"
Suz: "You know... Christmas cookies. Every year my mom would spend an entire week doing Christmas baking. There were always new cookies. She made peanut butter cookies with Hershey kisses, Chocolate Mud Cookies, Pecan Sandies, Shortbread cookies, Sugar cookies..... I'm getting ready to start Christmas baking, and I need to know your favorite Christmas cookies."
Ben: "Um... that one."
Suz: "You didn't do that at Christmas?"
Ben: "No, but if you want to start that tradition its fine with me!"
And so I have. I have spent this past week making TONS (ok, dozens) of cookies of all different types! I L.O.V.E. this time of year!
I've made chocolate truffles (for the first time... but I think they turned out ok), gingerbread cookies, shortbread (one of my favorites), jelly-drop cookies (one of Ben's new favorites!), and sugar cookies (that we still need to frost together)
Here is one of our favorite recipes, in case you want to try these!
Should I be embarrassed that I am WAY more concerned with holiday baking than holiday decorating?