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.
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!