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cookie baking day

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Yesterday was our annual cookie baking day at Grandma's.  Every December my mom, aunts, and cousins get together to bake Christmas cookies.  Like in years past, we started baking around 8 am.  Most of us left around 4:30, however my mom and one aunt were at my Grandma's until 6:30. Although I'm not sure how many cookies we made total, I know there were 11 different varieties.  There are quite a few cookie favorites we make every year, however we tried out two new recipes yesterday - cashew cookies and white chocolate cherry shortbread.

Highlights of the day include:

- Only one burnt pan that happened since we were trying to get a group picture and forgot about the cookies in the oven.

- The discussion of when cookies should be taken out of oven to ensure they are chewy [the only way cookies should be made, in my opinion].

- Handing out freshly baked cookies to the mailman and paperboy.

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cookies-2 cookies-3 cookies-4 cookies-6 cookies-7 cookies-8 cookies-9 cookies-11 cookies-12 cookies-14 cookies-15 cookies-13 cookies-25 cookies-26 cookies-23 cookies-24 cookies-30

[spritz]cookies-32

[meltaways]cookies-29

[peanut butter blossoms]cookies-16

[chocolate cherry nuggets]cookies-17

[mint petites]cookies-18

[cashew cookies]cookies-19

[dried turkish apricots dipped in chocolate]cookies-20

[molasses cookies]cookies-22

[great-grandma's m+m cookies]cookies-27

[chocolate chow mein]cookies-28

[white chocolate cherry shortbread]cookies-21

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Sorry I only have one recipe link.  If anyone is curious about any of the other recipes we use, let me know and I will be able to get it to pass along.

Also, please share your favorite Christmas cookie recipes below!