My favorite food…and in my world, no Christmas preparations are complete without some serious baking. My mom bakes a million kinds of bars and cookies every Christmas (Oh Henry, Caramel Bars, Mounds Bars, Peanut Butter Chocolate balls, Almond Bark drop cookies, Hip Builders, Peanut Butter Bars, Peanut Brittle, Butter Cookies, Sandwich Cookies, and the list goes on…). She has the freezer space to store it all. Someday I will, hopefully, but for now I’ve tried to keep myself to a couple of favorites.

Two I keep making are Giant Ginger Cookies and Spritz.


“Don’t eat me!!” The dough for the Giant Ginger Cookies isn’t that tasty…


But once they’re baked—YUM! So chewy…good warm, room temp, or even frozen.  And they get that great crackly look on top.


Here’s the hubby and Anja enjoying one (well, Anja wishes she was enjoying one). Do you have any holiday baking traditions?



6 thoughts on “Cookies!

  1. One thing that I always wanted my mom to make when we were little were those little green cornflake wreaths. I think it was essentially like a Rice Krispie bar… except it was Corn Flakes, and it was a wreath instead of a bar. And it was green… with red hots on it. But otherwise exactly the same.

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