Few things feel more Christmasy than overdosing on cookies. I bet if you took a poll and analyzed the number of cookies baked and consumed over the course of a year, you would see a gradually build up from September through November, a dramatic spike in December, and then a sharp decline in January due to cookie hangover.
Recently a coworker commented on a Santa decoration being too skinny. I replied “Of course he is skinny, it isn’t Christmas yet. Santa doesn’t get fat until after he’s had all those cookies delivering gifts!”
Well… Hopefully we don’t all get fat like Santa. But cookies do have the power to make you jolly.
In the spirit of Christmas, sharing, and of course cookies, we once again participated in the annual Food Blogger Christmas Cookie Swap. We were assigned 3 food bloggers in secret and were tasked with sending them delicious cookies. We, likewise, were sent packages of delicious cookies by 3 other random food bloggers. That’s a lot of jolly!
The first year we participated we made Rainbow cookies. Last year we made Almond Shortbread cookies. This year, we went with Sugar Cookies. I will neither confirm nor deny that a couple cookies were unfit for sharing and thus had to be eaten.
Happy Holidays and Happy Baking (and eating!)