Countdown to Christmas: CookiesBy Berit Griffin, Marvin Windows
Christmas traditions are numerous and varied: trimming the tree, singing carols and waiting for Santa to come. For many people, one of the most treasured and passed-down traditions are Christmas cookies. Christmas is only a few days away, but it is easy to whip up a few batches of your favorite seasonal treats.
Epicurious offers 25 recipes for Christmas cookies–plenty to choose from!
If you want to swap your delicious Christmas cookies, consider a cookie exchange. Better Home and Gardens has some helpful hints for a successful party:
- Don’t invite too many people — 8 to 12 is the right amount. Although you want to make sure there are lots of cookies to exchange, you don’t want your guests to have to make massive amounts of cookies.
- Make sure you know what sort of cookies everyone is bringing. You don’t want everyone to show up with peanut butter blossoms!
- As the host, you will need to provide beverages and maybe a few snacks–not too many, since you’ll be filling up on cookies!
- A cookie exchange is a great time to bring out all your fun holiday decorations and dishes.
Image courtesy of Key Lime Yummies Bakery on Flickr.