Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Cookies - Week 1!

I'm not a Christian, but I grew up in a Christian home and I love Christmas.  For me, Christmas is more about the preparation and the  general sense of celebration than the actual day.  I love the rituals - the baking, the Christmas tree hunt, the decorating, the gift wrapping . . . all of it!  

I start my Christmas off by baking a different kind of cookies each week for the 5-6 weeks prior to Christmas.  My mom gives me a list of her selections (she tends to like spicy and simple cookies), I add in a few of my favorites (I like anything with chocolate or sprinkles) and I always try something new as well.   

This weekend I started off with shortbread.  I made two versions - traditional (mom's favorite) and peppermint (my favourite).  Mmmmm.

Traditional Shortbread

Peppermint Shortbread Stars

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Christmas to me is God sending his Son into this world to save us from our sins, so when we die we can live in heaven for eternity! That's what I believe and celebrate on Christmas Day and think about during the preperations before.
Your cookies look great! I've been making quite a lot of cookies also this year for our Christmas Parties!