Imagine my dismay when my mother told me that she had not eaten any of the platter of Christmas cookies I baked for her this year. Apparently they were distributed to staff and friends at Mom’s place, and Mom didn’t get a crumb.
That’s just not right, so today I set about to remedy the situation by baking some of Mom’s favorites — sugar cookies with icing. And, while I was at it, I figured I may as well bake some cookies for Richard and Russell, too. After all, Richard will soon be starting an internship in Pittsburgh, and Russell begins the new semester at Cranbrook tomorrow. They could use some sustenance, too. For them, I added some heartier, oatmeal and mincemeat fare for the cold Midwestern winter.