Remember a couple weeks back when I asked y’all for soup advice? I just wanted to thank you so much for the outpouring of comments, emails, and facebook messages that came my way with soup recipes! I am pleased to announce that last week we had liquid meals almost every night. It may take me all winter to make it through all the soup recipes (and decide on the best squash bisque!) but I am excited to try them.
Beyond soup, there has been a lot of baking in our little home lately. I blame it on the KitchenAid. My fascination with watching baked goods mix themselves is unending. Plus, it is that point in the semester where I process my stress by ignoring the things I have to do and baking things that I really shouldn’t eat, like this banana bread.
But after all, it is Christmas time, and that means finger food gluttony. There was an article in Real Simple this past month where the author confessed that all she really wanted for Christmas was to eat nothing but snacks. I can identify. I love healthy, well-balanced meals, but there is a sublime goodness in a dinner of cheese cubes and beanie weanies. Food that can be eating with your hands or a toothpick just seems so decadent and marvelous, doesn’t it?
And what I really, really, love is finger food desserts, aka COOKIES. And tis’ the season for cookies! I love Christmas cookies. I love how the whole world embraces ginger, molasses, peppermint, and cinnamon. I love how we mix things up and make things impossibly lovely with sprinkles or jam thumbprints. And then I love how friendly those cookies get on my plate with some cheese cubes.
I do not have cookie making deficiencies like those I have with soup. But all the same, I would love some new Christmas cookie recipes before we throw our party this weekend… what are your favorites? Feel free to toss out any non-cookie Christmas finger foods too. In return, here’s my favorite go-to Christmas goodie, gingerbread white-chocolate blondies.