Christmas Cookie Time Is Here!
It's almost that time of year again! The holiday season and
the vast assortments of cookies and cookie recipes are fast
approaching, and I can't wait! I am looking forward to trying
several new recipes this Christmas in addition to my old holiday and
Christmas favorites of chocolate chip
and easy sugar cookies.
This year both of my children are old enough to help decorate our
Christmas cookies, and I am soooo excited!
My Christmas Cookie Plan
We are going to make reindeer,
Santas, and lots of Christmas trees along with some plain round
cookies to decorate as Christmas ornaments. My goal is to not
eat quite as many cookies this year as I did last year *big laugh*.
I even have a plan for getting the treats out of my house.
I figure that all of the kids in my children's classes would love to
have a few cookies each to nibble on after school one day. I
will use Christmas cellophane bags to package the cookies and some
curling ribbon to finish off the Christmas treat bags.
My husband's co-workers also enjoy my Christmas baking frenzy
every year. One thing I have learned over the past few years
is that cutting my Christmas bar cookies into bite sized pieces
makes them much easier to munch on at your desk (less mess too).
Cut 1 inch square pieces of several kinds of
bar cookies, and
include 3 - 4 pieces of each kind in holiday treat bags for the
entire office. If you're supplying cookies for an office
holiday party, still cut them small and provide enough bite sized
pieces for each person to have between 6 and 8 cookies.
I do hope your holiday planning and baking are going great.
Just remember, Christmas is a time for enjoying family and friends
so remember what it's all about when you get a little stressed.
It's ok if your Christmas treats don't get baked until after
Christmas. Just SMILE! It's a great time of the year!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!