Okay, I'm cheating a little, but I did actually bake ALL these Christmas cookies - only it was two years ago. I was in the midst of a strong burst of second trimester energy while pregnant with Lucy during a snow storm that left me stranded at home for three days. And I must've lost my mind.
So far this year I have only been able to pull off our favorite, my Grandma's thumbprints, and I'll try to bust out a couple more tonight while Mark is out with the boys Christmas shopping (read: beer drinking). At least he'll be out of the way so I'll have something to show for my efforts instead of him pillaging each batch as they cool and leaving lots of crumbs behind!
Some of these are recipes that have been passed down through my family, and some are from various other cookbooks or websites. From the top:
1. Grandma's Pecan Tartlets (yum!)
2. Magic Bars (so easy you can't not make them)
3. Thumbprints (our fave)
4. Chocolate Peppermint Sandwiches
5. Russian Teacakes and Peppermint Snowballs
6. Chocolate Mint Thumbprints
7. Creme Wafers (our other favorite, melt in your mouth goodness)
8. Eggnog Cookies
9. Lemon Glitter Sandwiches
If you're interested in any of the recipes, just leave me an message (but make sure I can reply to it!) and I'd be happy to share - even Gram's old recipes!
I hope you all have the merriest of Christmases, full of plenty and surrounded by those you love!