How was everyone’s Christmas?
Mine was really, really great this year. Between my boyfriend’s family and my own, we have a lot of stops to make for holidays. This year, we actually spread everything out over a long Christmas weekend which made things so much more relaxed and enjoyable. Although, I have to admit, by last night, I was sooo ready to be done with Christmas (oh god, does this mean I’m an adult now?).
I had Christmas eve off from work and spent literally thirteen hours baking cookies (with maybe a one hour break in the middle somewhere to run to the store for more ingredients). I baked at least 21 dozen, but I kind of lost count…. Long story short: I LOVE CHRISTMAS COOKIES. It brings me joy to make a list of everything I’m going to bake, buying all the ingredients, and spending a whole day (or a couple of days) creating delicious treats for the people I love. And hearing Ohmygod Odessa your cookies are amazing is like a drug. Thank you. More cookies for you next year. This year’s list of Christmas cookies ended up including:
chewy ginger molasses cookies (I subbed regular butter and added 1/3 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger)
peppermint mocha cookies (MY GOD. these cookies were ridiculously good. by far my favorite this year)
andes mint chocolate chip cookies (added in regular semi-sweet chips with the andes chips. boyfriend gave these two thumbs up)
candy cane kiss blossoms (minus the sprinkles)