The holiday season is certainly here. I’m now listening to Christmas music non-stop. It’s on at home, in my office, and in the car. I absolutely LOVE Christmas music. I think maybe it’s because it’s so full of joy. It doesn’t have to be edited for the radio and it doesn’t deal with heartache, addiction or any other sad turn of events. It is strictly to celebrate the season and fill people with good cheer. I love that.
With Christmas in the air, cookies are now on my mind. Cookie Day is fast approaching. I am not ready! I’m not completely decided on which cookies I should make. All of our classics will be represented: sugar cut-outs, gingerbread, peanut blossoms, date-filled, dipped pretzels, and my dad’s favorite, the date dipped.
I am leaning towards making a couple of new recipes this year. This can be a scary endeavor with this crew. If your cookie is a stinker, you’ll never hear the end of it! The new ones I’m considering are ‘Lemon-Glazed Candied Ginger Cookies’ and ‘Dark Chocolate-Espresso Cookies’. They are both out of the Martha Stewart Holiday Cookie Magazine. I’d actually like to make everything in here, so the fact that I narrowed it down is impressive.
Then there is side of me that thinks I should stick with the tried and trues. I’ve had mad success with Raspberry Ribbons and Double Chocolate-Cherry Espresso Drops. They both work well on a cookie plate and I know people like them. I like when people like my cookies. I hate having stinkers.
Cookie Day is one of my favorite days of the entire year and I am so excited I can hardly stand it. The good news is that no matter if my cookies turn out or not, I will always have my
What is your favorite cookie? Any out there I must make? Any advice on my dilemma?