YA and I had decided that we didn’t need to make as many cookie varieties this year; although we are still putting together cookie trays (vet, library, hardware guys, milkman, boss), we don’t have all the parties/functions to which we normally take cookies. We made our list and then the next day, YA said “what about speculaas?”. Then I found the recipe that Edith had given me for lemon lavender shortbread. Before we knew it, we were up to 13 on the list and we couldn’t compromise on what to take off, so 13 is it! (Anna’s M&M, White Chocolate Macadamia, Lemon Lavender Shortbread, PB/Chocolate Fudge w/ Heath Bar, Frosted Sugar, PB Blossoms, Speculaas, Gingerbread Raspberry Thumbprints, Mint Surprise, Cream Cheese Snickerdoodle, Milk Chocolate Fudge, Pecan Meltaways, Ting-a-Lings)
I always do the frosted sugar cookies last because it’s quite a production – double recipe, lots of cookie cutter options, frosting, sprinkles…. The last few years I’ve had to do these all by myself but this YA volunteered to help with the decorating. The photo above is the disaster area we created!
As I was relaxing afterwards, I found a Christmas Cookie quiz online – one of those things that I normally ignore, but since I could still smell all the sugar on myself, I threw caution to the wind. Turns out that based on just 5 questions, I am Gingerbread – fond of my traditions and a little old-fashioned. I didn’t make straigh-up gingerbread this year, and it’s not even my favorite, but I guess I can live with this categorization.
You have to pick a cookie to represent yourself. What will it be?