12 Days of Christmas with 12 Favorite Cookies

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“Baking cookies is comforting, and cookies are the sweetest little bit of comfort food. They are very bite-sized and personal.”  Sandra Lee

Holiday cookie baking is a labor of love for me. Truth be known,  I am just more of a cook than a baker.  These cookie recipes are tried and true favorites of this reluctant baker. I hope you’ll find a recipe or two to try yourself.  To access the recipe, please click on the highlighted titles. Crank up the Christmas carols, roll up your sleeves and get your holiday baking on!

Cranberry~Almond Sugar Ccokies with Double Chocolate Drizzle


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Monogrammed Gingerbread Cookies

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Life’s accomplishments can all be relative.  When I was working full time as a periodontist with 3 young children born 3 years apart, I won the “Best Snack Mom of the Year” award at my sons’ preschool. The “over the top” homemade soft pretzels in the initial of every child in the class probably cinched the title for me.  What was I thinking?  It was all downhill from there!  I recently did revive the monogram idea  by cutting free-hand initials out of our favorite gingerbread dough. Continue reading