I realized in planning out my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies that precisely because of the fact that all of my recipes are stolen from her, I would be absolutely remise if I didn’t feature my own mother! As the woman who taught me to bake, and the brains behind the entire cookie operation at our house, we need to hear from the master!
Within a few readings of Emily’s blog, one immediately notices that this girl loves to bake! She comes by it honestly as both sisters and her mom are happiest when we are baking – particularly when we get to give it away! Molly’s cakes are blue ribbon worthy and Merry Grace’s banana bread is “I’ll just have one more piece” delicious, but the real crème de la crème is our cookies!
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In looking through all of my family’s Christmas cookie recipes, I realized that most of them aren’t, in fact, very “Christmas-y.” Truly, what makes them Christmas cookies is just that we make them at Christmas. While this is totally fine, sometimes, you just want something that screams CHRISTMAS. These cookies do exactly that!
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My mother in law, Bobbie, is an extraordinary cook. She is the first person I’ve ever known to make cauliflower taste good, and there are some things that I know she makes that I don’t even try to replicate. It would be a fool’s errand! Over Thanksgiving, I of course asked her to teach me to make one of her favorite Christmas cookies: thumbprints!
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James Hampson is back to tell the tale of his favorite Christmas cookies – the wreath cookies!
Christmas is absolutely my favorite time of year. In fact, the only thing I am more excited about right now is the fact that my lovely wife thought I did well enough on my first post to ask me to write another one!
Like a lot of families, mine is full of traditions around the holidays. Once we’re done enjoying a Thanksgiving meal, we are all in on Christmas. First thing is first though, finding the perfect Christmas tree is a must. Then we begin playing Christmas songs on repeat. Of course, getting into the Christmas spirit also includes spending some quality time helping my mom (you know her as Emily’s mother-in-law, Bobbie) bake Christmas cookies. Continue reading “12 Days of Christmas Cookies – Wreath Cookies with James Hampson”