Thursday, November 29, 2012

12 Cookies of Christmas

I love Christmas countdowns, like the 25 days of Christmas on ABC family. So I thought it would be fun to do a countdown of 12 cookies of christmas. Most will be family favorites and others will be new cookies I find and try for the first time. Christmas cookies are a huge part of my family's Christmas traditions. I shared a post about it last year.

Some people think we're kind of crazy, but it really is fun and it doesn't feel like Christmas without  a ridiculous amount of cookies. It's my favorite gift to give and I've been told by some people it's their favorite gift to get, so every year we make a minimum of a dozen kinds. It seems like it grows every year though, especially the more flavors we try. Not all flavors make the cut each year, especially because there are so many now we tend to forget a few.
One of my long term goals has been to make a recipe book (using blurb or my publisher or something similar) with all of the recipes for my sister and brother, so we'll always have the recipes. Hopefully I'll be able to check that one off at the end of the season, but it also means we have a lot of cookies to make and photos to take. Hopefully this countdown will motivate me to get it done!
Here's a peak at last year's cookies, which are all documented, photographed and ready for the recipe book and blog.

On December 1st, I'll share the first recipe.

What's your favorite holiday tradition? Do you have any cookie recipes you think I should try (links are appreciated!)? or any recommendations on photo book companies?

1 comment:

  1. this is such a wonderful tradition! i hope to share in it w/ friends.