My favorite holiday tradition is cookie weekend. I used to spend Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday with my aunt and younger cousin makings a variety of cookies. We would make 6 or 7 different kids of cookies, bars, candy, and brownies, over 100 dozen in all. My aunt would give them away as holiday gifts to close friends. And they were a treasured gift because it’s not easy or inexpensive to make such a mass of treats.
I make frosted Gingerbread cutout cookies every year because they are my favorite. Most of the ingredients I do not enjoy individually (molasses, vinegar, ginger), but mix them all together and bake it up, yum yum. I decorate these cookies with a cream cheese frosting. They freeze very well to enjoy throughout the season.
This year I also made wreath and tree sugar cookies with mint frosting and cinnamon candy decorations. I have not yet made this one myself, because it took a while for me to find an appropriate cookie cutter for the wreath shaped. I love the multiple sized fluted biscuit cutters for this.
Then invite a few friends over to decorate, serve some hot chocolate, and sing along to holiday music.
I love the way they decorated the Snowmen and the Star of David. And tomorrow I’ll take them into the office to share.