Yesterday when I went to visit Mom one of the assistants asked if I was “the cookie baker.” Paraphrasing Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, I humbly acknowledged that I was a cookie baker, not the cookie baker. “So, when are we going to see the first batch of Christmas cookies?,” she asked.
Hmmm. It’s only November 9, but I suppose it is about the time to start thinking about my annual foray into holiday baking, and those flour-dusted, sugar-crusted Saturdays and Sundays spent with measuring cups and rolling pins, teaspoons and sifters, bowls and blenders, chopped nuts and brown sugar. I’ll need to lay in some new cookies sheets, check my supplies of cinnamon, nutmeg, and food coloring, and scour the internet for some new treats to try along with the old standbys.
So, I guess it’s time to issue my annual call for Christmas cookie recipes and at the same time share a few of my own. For those of you who new to the Webner House blog and have missed our annual cookie postings, I’ve linked to the last postings for each year below. Clicking on them will take you to a posting that lists all of the recipes shared and discussed for that year. I’ll start posting some of the new recipes after Thanksgiving.