The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
Dec. 11, 2013 8:59 am
Updated: Jan. 6, 2014 10:00 am
Don't you just love Christmas? There are so many things to look forward to: the jingles on the radio, the beautful decorations on the homes you pass on the street, the gifts that slowly grow underneath the tree, the anticipation of knowing what your loved
ones got you, the Christmas cookies that are baked filling your kitchen with sweet, alluring scents. I could go on forever.
I got up one day and lay in bed watching old episodes of Doctor Who and a Christmas commercial came up. I remember a plate of gingerbread cookies on a table, looking awesomely cute and delicious. This got me thinking "I wanna bake Christmas cookies." I started
to imagine hours of throwing ingredients into my mixer, wrapping them and waiting around impatiently for the dough to be ready, then rolling & cutting out dough and then finally smelling them as they baked in the oven.
And that is exactly what I did. Spent eight hours baking almond sugar cookies, vanilla shortbread, gingerbread (some with orange glaze) rugalach, cranberry oatmeal, and I even popped some Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough that I had in the oven. Boy was
I pooped after that. But the joy of putting some in a cute tin can for a friend and delivering them to her was immense. It felt good not only to share my cookies but to see her and her boyfriend enjoying them so much.
I love Christmas. It gives me a reason to bake uncontrollably for no real reason and get away with it without anyone calling me crazy (to my face at least.) I think I will go and bake some more cookies, I've got a recipes for Kransake ( I hope I spelled that
right!) that I am dying to try out.