Baking cookies has been a part of our Christmas celebration for as long as I can remember. My mother always baked up a storm, so it wouldn't seem like Christmas without some of our special family cookies. Have cut back quite a bit, but still baked several batches.
Lizzies - getting started
First the raisins are soaked for an hour in bourbon! Lizzies are kind of like little baby fruitcakes - not so popular these days as they once were, but still delicious.
The recipe makes a LOT of cookies!
And here they are! Yum - anyone for a cup of tea and a Lizzie?
"Peeps on a Stick" and friends! The big pink peppermint marshmallows are so cute - they make me think of 'sugar plums'!
Mr. and Mrs. Santa - we've had these for many, many years, a gift from sweet mother-in-law
back when our kids were little.
Also baked Gingerbread Men, Swedish Crescents, Molasses Crinkles, Chocolate Drops with Peppermint Kisses on top, a chocolate cake, Mincemeat Pie with apples & pecans, Cranberry-Apple Pie, and dipped lots of pretzels in chocolate.
January's usually cool or even cold here, so might bake some more. The only problem with that is that I eat too many of them!
Happy Eleventh Day of Christmas!