The irony of going from “On Eating Well” to “Snack Time!” to “CookieFest 2007” is not lost on me. Perhaps it is a reflection of my ability to plan ahead for Christmas: I start planning thoughtful gifts and fun holiday activities in early November. Then three weeks before Christmas I realize that I haven’t done anything towards fulfilling those plans and switch to something a little quicker and easier. Finally, a week before Christmas I realize I should have mailed things already and to heck with the careful planning, the best I can do is shove empty calories down people’s throats and stifle the guilt I feel for not coming through on my original plan.
If we do nothing else, at least we can make hundreds of cookies in one weekend.
This year the featured cookies are: springerle, chocolate-almond bonbons, chocolate sandwich cookies (with strawberry cream cheese filling), cranberry jumbles, snickerdoodle pinwheels, and peach linzer bars. For those who don’t get to taste, feast your eyes.
12/20 addendum – Here are some more pictures of the process and such: