Saturday, December 1, 2018

Santa's Favorite Christmas Cookies

Some of you may have been wondering where I’ve been. Others may not, but whether you have or you haven’t, I’m going to tell you anyway. I fell victim to a post-Thanksgiving funk. The weeks prior to Thanksgiving, I was like a woman possessed! I cleaned floors, windows, removed all of the slats in all of my blinds, washed them in the sink and replaced them. I cleaned my fan blades, registers, switch-plate covers, hardwood floors, and baseboards. The house looked and smelled so fresh. In addition to that of course, I made food, I set the table, I set up a [hugely successful] bar cart, the works! The day after Thanksgiving found me crumpled in a heap in the corner of the room. I’m not sure if it was all the work that I did ahead of time, or simply old age, but I didn’t feel like doing anything.

I ate leftovers for days on end. When the leftovers were gone, I started foraging in the freezer, microwaving icy casseroles, questionable pieces of meat, and anything else I could find in order to avoid cooking. I had no interest in doing anything.

But, today is December 1, and I have a new attitude. Number two son, Andrew, came over to visit me yesterday and helped me with things. What a difference it makes to have help. He got the Christmas tree upstairs and put together, he installed and activated dimmer switches, installed my ring doorbell (fitted with seasonal sensors and chimes), and made me feel a whole lot better about things.

Today as far as I’m concerned marks the beginning of cookie baking season, so in this post I’m going to share a baker's dozen of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes with you. Click on the name beneath each picture to get the recipe.

Now, let’s get baking!

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bj said...

All the time my 2 children were little and growing up, every Christmas I made Stained Glass Cookies...I had almost forgotten them but now, I will take a day before Christmas and make enuf to fill a small box of them for my grands and great-grands.
Thanks so much for all these wonderful recipes....

Linda said...

Oh Pattie, who needs Pinterest when I have your blog to peruse! I can't wait to bookmark and try your cookies.
I'm so glad your son jumped in to help you out of your funk. Funks happen! I'm looking forward to seeing your festive decorations and wonderful food this month. :)

Scribbler said...

Thank you so much for all the scrumptious looking cookie recipes! I am so bored with all my old ones that I hadn't planned to make any at all -- that is till I saw this post! I, too, get into a major funk the closer we get to the winter holidays. Unlike you I don't clean obsessively, but I read and watch TV or Netflix and get little done. You have lit a fire today, and I am sure I am not the only one. So glad you are feeling better!

Rustown Mom said...

I hit a wall around Thanksgiving time, too - just doing too much, I guess. Glad to see you are bouncing back! Cookie baking is in the near future for me as I want to make some for family and friends. I'm going to study these recipes to see if I can add a couple to my repetoire!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thumbprint cookies were the first cookie I baked this season! What a beautiful selection of cookies, Pattie, and I'm glad you're out of your funk :)