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My mother (Sharon) is known for her Christmas cookie platters. If you’re lucky enough to get one of these puppies for the holidays, you have days of scrumptious treats to look forward to. She starts baking weeks before Christmas to prepare, often baking all day to fill the freezer with cookies for Christmas. Here are the results from one such baking marathon day:
That’s my Grandma, who was helper for the day (she’s a wiz in the kitchen as well), and my Pappy, who was the official taste-tester for the day. Your eyes do not deceive you: there are at least TEN different kinds of cookies pictured in this photograph!!! I’m trying to follow in my mother’s footsteps, and my cookie party last December was a hit, but there can be only one Christmas Cookie Queen: and that title definitely goes to my mom!
Of course, we have some tried-and-true cookie recipes that make an appearance every year. Tomorrow, we’re going to share a chocolate chip cookie recipe that is to die for and will be part of the cookie roster for sure come December. So you definitely want to stay tuned for that one! And don’t worry – the infamous Nasty Jello Cookies will not be part of the cookie platters this year – or any year.
We have a ton of cookies on our list to test, though. Pinterest is definitely a blessing for finding options. I wanted to bring Pinterest to you today, right here on our blog. It’s Christmas in July! Here’s my giant list of cookies I want to test out for this holiday season:
And I found these all on Pinterest! So, a hearty THANK YOU to the people who pinned them, making them show up in my stream: Susan Leahy, Marie Danielle, Jill Stafford, Amanda Reese, Chré Parnell, Amy Brewer Roe, Terri Smith, Ann Ford, Maureen Rust, Farah Mahmood Al Zobaidi, Wendy Ouellette, Lauren Saliceti, MaryBeth Latham, Katharine Orlando, Larry-julie Welch, Sharon Fulton, Kati Heileson, Melanie Moore, Chels Rief, Anna Fusaro Cusumano, Beverly Mauws-Olson, Sharon Jason-Tyler, Amanda Scott, Meredith Lefforge, Dilly Ward, Silver Starz, and James H. Carter II. I know it’s a long list, but these guys and gals all have awesome boards on Pinterest, so definitely check them out if you’re looking for new people to follow.
So there you have it – my list of Christmas cookie recipes to test between now and December! Looks like a pretty tasty Christmas in July to me.
What cookie recipes are missing from my list above? Leave a comment with your favorite Christmas cookie recipe (or a link to the recipe on your blog if you have one)!