It’s almost time for me to start baking. Christmas is 11 days away and I have dozens of cookies to create. I am not the best baker, honestly, but for some reason I just love baking Christmas cookies.
Maybe it’s a sickness. I just like to see mounds of sweets piled high for the holidays. And I love to fill tins with my creations and give them away. Of course I always consume way too many before they are given away but that’s just a part of cooking, right?
Of course since I am still breastfeeding, much to my family’s horror, there will be no peanut butter cookies, no peanut butter chocolate cookies, no peanut butter at all. I tear up just thinking about it. When I can have peanut butter again though, I will be sure to make some of the peanut butter chocolate cookies from the Friends Cookbook. They are just so good.
But I have recently discovered a fantastic recipe for jelly cookies. The cookie itself is nice and buttery. It melts in your mouth. I’ll have to post that here soon. I guess when you can’t have peanut butter you can at least have jelly. I guess. Okay, so it’s not the same.
Anyway, this year I am sticking to cookies. I used to make tons of fudge in all different varieties, but it’s tedious and so much went to waste anyway. So Will and I will craft the aforementioned jelly cookies, chocolate chip cookies, Heath Bar chip cookies, and sugar cookies.
Now I just have to find a good recipe for sugar cookies. The Joy of Cooking recipe I used to use is just too cinnamon-y for me.