I’m dreaming of Christmas cookies

Some of us dorky girls decorating cookies!

My mother is a baker. Every year, in her small Georgia kitchen, she spends countless hours making several kinds of Christmas cookies that she treks to us in Upstate NY. Sugar cookies cut into at least a dozen Christmas shapes. Chocolate gingerbread cookies. Chocolate crackles. Thumbprints, both with and without almonds. “Fart blossoms” – peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses on top. Two kinds of kolaches. More that I can’t even remember.

All of this baking and traveling is followed up with a huge family cookie decorating party. Much fun.

But this year, suddenly and unexpectedly, there is some illness, and they can’t come. So now I’m faced with cookie baking. There won’t be a decorating party, but I will bake, although two kinds only. Sugar and fart blossoms.

Being faced with this made me wonder: where do other people get their cookies?

So I pose these questions: do you bake your cookies or do you buy them, or does someone make them for you? If you bake them, do you make them from scratch, or do you “slice and bake?” What is your favorite cookie? Do you have any other Christmas cookie traditions? A lot of questions, I know, but I would love to hear about what everyone else does!

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Elaine GriffinElaine Griffin (a.k.a. Laine) is a freelance WordPress designer, content creator, and speaker. She brings her background as a sociologist, advocate, and educator, to her work and her writing, which has been featured on BlogHer and The SITS Girls. On The Laine List she spills her guts about life, motherhood, and balancing work and family. She also sprinkles in some fun recipe and cocktail posts. On Elaine Griffin Designs, she writes easy to follow tutorials about WordPress, social media, SEO, and blogging.
Working from her home office in Finger Lakes Region of NY, Elaine, a wine lover, also enjoys the beauty of living in wine country!

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  1. says

    I LOVE to bake! And I love to bake cookies. But, I have to confess, I rarely bake holiday cookies. Although…reading this post and seeing the picture of all of you in your matching aprons, I’m kind of wishing I’d made sugar cookies this year. Maybe I still will. I do have new Ninja cookie cutters I haven’t used yet!

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