Ok, real fast word association game: I say Christmas, you say…
Cookies – right?
Well, you do where I’m from.
I was originally going to bake Captain Joe’s Famous Christmas Cookies this holiday season but the guy beat me to the punch! (I should mention Capt. Joe is my Dad.) Good ol’ Dad sent me two lots of vacuum-packed perfect-sized chocolate-and-walnut cookies (and an entire pecan pie!) – and they were as fresh as ever despite having traveled half-way across the globe.
Those cookies brought all sorts of warm and fuzzy Christmas feelings with them.
…. and gave me the Christmas cookie bug.
Since we were covered on the chocolate cookie front, I decided to make a classic and simple sugar cookie. No fancy decorating – just chewy, red sprinkle-speckled, not-too-sweet sugar cookies. I mean, they’re sweet – they’re sugar cookies. But I made them with salted butter and brown sugar to mix things up a little. I think it makes them all kinds of extra-awesome and even more addictive than usual.
Make these. Share them in pretty paper bags that you decorated yourself. It will make people smile.