Yes, it’s the time of year when our office is being inundated with cookies. Every few days, someone brings in another plate of festive, holiday cookies. Sugar cookies in every shape imaginable, topped with bright frosting and sprinkles, gingerbread men with dashing silver buttons, candy cane twists, macaroons, and too many other varieties to name.
When I was in school, a group of us used to get together every year about this time and have a cookie baking party. We’d give proposed recipes to one of the friends, and she’d buy supplies for all of the recipes. We’d then spend a fun evening baking cookies, and go away with a mix of different cookies.
Left to my own devices, I’m not much of a baker. When I cook, I tend to focus on savory items rather than sweets. But this year I’m thinking of breaking out my cookie sheet and giving some cookies a try again.
I used to make a killer coffee cookie — and I don’t even like coffee — but seem to have lost that recipe. I also have a real fondness for peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses on top; maybe not a traditional Christmas cookie, but I liked them.
Do you make Christmas cookies? If so, what are some of your favorites? Care to share any recipes?