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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Famous Cookie Tower and a Recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

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It would not be Christmas without the famous cookie tower in our family.  Throughout the month of December I make and freeze several types of cookies.  This is a true labor of love as I am NOT a baker!  The anticipation builds as the month progresses.  Come Christmas Eve, we host a Réveillon dinner party and the cookie tower is the star of the menu.  Constructed by stacking 5 glass cake stands or pedestal dishes in gradated sizes, it becomes a towering display of Christmas sweets.   The great thing about the tower is that it can be replenished as the cookies vanish. Continue reading