Here, Cookie Cookie...
Two weeks ago, when this blog got going, I pledged to be your holiday wake-up call. This does not mean I'm wearing tinsel, flashing lights or big red ribbons that already are EVERYWHERE, nor does it mean that I'm encouraging you to get frantic and sucked up by the hype.
For the month of December, there will be no countdown or group nail biting in this here blog. Instead, I'll offer calls to action in a gentle way, a soft nudge if you will. With several holidays to choose from and so many ways to celebrate, the last month of the year is a like a brunch buffet spread. So I'm following the lead of Baskin Robbins and offering up the 31 Flavors of December, with a new flavor rolling out each day. Get your tasting spoons ready.
In preparation -- all I said was preparation, so don't start hyperventilating yet -- I am pulling out the holiday cookie recipe collection. The next few days, while you're still digesting Thanksgiving dinner, is a great window of opportunity to regroup, dust those cards off and review the crumb-worthiness of your cookie lineup from years gone by.
For starters, I'll have a look at Baker's Dozen, 13 tried-and-true recipes from What's Cooking readers last year. Check it out; each recipe has a nifty e-mail-to-a-friend function that spreads the sugary revelry.
And then of course, I'll turn to one of my favorites, Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti, a December staple in my kitchen, for gifts as well as snacks for those drop-in guests and assorted merrymakers.
Again, this short list is just to whet that whistle. The Food section is planning a big cookie issue in mid-December, so stay tuned. Plus, here's your chance to start exchanging cookie recipes, right here, right now. Write it up, (neatness and spelling go a long way!) and place it in the comments field below. I can't wait to see what you've got in those notebooks!
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