I’m confessing right here with you all, my nearest and dearest friend. I feel like the Scrooge of Baking Christmas Cookies. I’ve been invited to a Christmas Cookie exchange tomorrow evening, and I don’t want to go.
You heard it correctly. I don’t want to go because I don’t feel like baking Christmas cookies. (GASP!)
Quite possibly it’s because many of the recipes that I have for Christmas cookies are putsy and time consuming. Or maybe, I’d just rather snuggle in for a long winter’s night watching every Christmas movie on Hallmark (Yes, I did that lazy, wonderful thing this weekend), but honestly, I have no desire. What is wrong with me?
Now, typically when I am in this scrooge-ish mood, I go for my two favorites: Chocolate Toffee Bars using Saltines or Ritz Crackers , they are a perfect Mock Toffee without the hassle of candy thermometers, or No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls.
Both of these recipes look divine without all the time consuming work of traditional Christmas cookies, and taste just wonderful.
If I wanted to be really daring, I could bring frozen cookie dough. The guests may raise an eyebrow for that once since I am sure that hasn’t been done before, but I guarantee people would love it because yes, you can freeze cookie dough and it makes the most amazing gifts. (See how I packaged the frozen cookie dough for gifts here.)
Now here’s a possibility. I could just bring some of these yummies to share at the party. Yes, this Easy Cream Cheese Danish recipe whips up in minutes and has only three ingredients. Is something even allowed to be that simple?
I realize this cookie exchange is tomorrow, and I really may pass, but I am counting on all of you to share your favorite cookie recipe in the comments.
I need some sheer, divine inspiration on this matter.
I hate visualizing my children at age thirty with their feet up on the therapist’s chair crying, “My mommy refused to bake Christmas cookies with us in the year 2011. It’s all been downhill since then.”
So help a girl out, will you? Share your favorite, Christmas Cookie Recipe.
I’ll shake this yet. (I’ll just consider you my own personal Ghost of Christmas Baking Future).
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