Sunday, November 30, 2008

C is for Cookie!

For me, it just wouldn't be Christmas without a huge tray loaded with lots and lots of different kinds of home baked cookies. Store bought? NEVER! This is DEFINITELY one of those times when it's better when YOU make it! And besides, baking cookies around the holidays always makes a home feel more festive. I like to put on some yuletide carols or a holly jolly DVD and suddenly I'm filled with the Christmas Spirit. It's right up there with decorating my Christmas trees!
Since many people bake their cookies early in December, I figured this would be the perfect time for a week of cookie recipes. There are a couple old faves and some new faves as well. They're all delicious and simple and I KNOW you'll love them!

For more cookies ideas, here are a few websites that you might like to browse!

I always use the air bake cookie sheets, which have the pocket of air between the baking surface and the bottom of the sheet. They REALLY prevent you from burning your cookies. I also use parchment paper. You never have to worry about greasing your cookie sheet and it makes removing them from the pan super easy. Just slide the whole sheet of paper onto a flat surface for the cookies to cool. Easy!

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