I believe December should be declared as the “Month of Cookies.” I think you can guess why? As far as I remember, years back from the day of my arrival to this wonderful country to date, people like to bake a variety of cookies for Christmas rather than cakes or other desserts.
I assume one of the reasons is that it is easier to create a variety of cookies as compared to cakes, pies and other sweets. During this holiday people like to have more than just a single cake, because this is also “a visiting season”. We all expect visits from families and friends, bringing presents for the kids and just finding the opportunity to reconnect. The tradition in my family (which goes from generation to generation) is to treat my guests by setting up a dessert table next to a great cup of cappuccino, tea, or champagne – or all three. Do you have a similar tradition? If not, could you share with me yours?
Another reason is kids. Both, Christmas and Chanukah can be declared the holiday of kids; they can’t wait for the day and the minute when they can tear the wrapping paper from the boxes under the tree (or next to Menorah) and expose the content. Once they are satisfied with the gifts, the next thing they want to enjoy is a homemade cookie with a glass of milk.
So, that is why I’d like to invite you to share your favorite cookie recipe and photograph, and then browse to see what others sent in. You may be inspired by baking something you have never baked or not familiar with, or you may find a lost recipe