Well? What are you waiting for? Go vote for me!
One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the holiday treats. Not so much making them -- hey, let's face it... I'm no Betty Crocker -- but I love eating the treats.
Cookies are my favorite thing (next to cake and ice cream), and the dizzying array of holiday cookies make me feel buzzy before I even take a sugar-laden bite.
I'm a day or so late, for this, but I hope Susie will still accept my contribution.
Last year, I posted a couple of recipes for holiday treats -- and yeah, I'm cheating and posting the same recipes again, with a twist. This year, I actually made the cookies that I posted the recipe for.
My Mom used to make these every year around the holidays. I took up the tradition for a while, but I haven't done it in a few years now.
Ta-da! My "snowball" cookies -- which are actually my Aunt's old recipe for Powdered Sugar Crescent Cookies.
Snowballs are MUCH easier to make than crescents. See?
And -- in a fit of domesticity, I also made chocolate chip and white chocolate chip cookies with my kids. From scratch! No break and bakes this time! We only had enough ingredients for one batch of dough, so I halved it and added the chocolate chips to one half, and the white chocolate chips to the other half. After they were all baked, I took a picture.
Nonnie and Papa used to host Christmas morning breakfast when I was growing up. Even after they stopped having it at their house, Nonnie and Papa used to cook the breakfast at the "host house". Nonnie would make the panny-cakes, Papa would tend to the bacon and porkies (sausage links). I've made pancakes for my kids on Christmas morning the last couple of years. This year that tradition will mean a little bit more.
So, that's it. My entry for the Blog Cookie Exchange! Enjoy!
Damn. Now I'm hungry...