Cooky Christmas Cookie Finale—Yeaaaaaaahowzayayay!


I’m crawling to the finish line, with shades on ‘cause nearby houses are competing for the most shockingly bright-lights display, which means every dive bar flashing a Miller Lite sign within a five-mile radius has officially collided with Vegas—and shined a powerfully condensed version of that disaster through my tiny kitchen window.

While I’m making cookies.

And cookie parts are flying everywhere—they’re in my socks and in my hair.

Also, Alex is learning to play “Jolene” on his guitar, so there’s a lot of stopping and starting between each flash. A lot of angst. A lot of soul. A lot of “don’t-take-my-man-or-my-cookies” energy.

So, yeah. It’s getting all wild up in here. (The cat has mistakenly tried to take refuge behind my legs. He has no idea.)

As you can see, this is no time to experiment. No time to sass Betty Crocker or draw horns on her bouffant hairdo. Instead, it’s time to make do—to go with the tried and true. So I’m signing off, with a favorite blog post of mine from the Fixin’ Leaks and Leeks recipe box. It contains all of my Christmas cookie recipes—along with cautionary tales about butter and “baking” with raw rum: Butter Bumbles and Cookie Crumbles. Enjoy!

Your Turn: What’s one of your favorite tried-and-true recipes?

24 thoughts on “Cooky Christmas Cookie Finale—Yeaaaaaaahowzayayay!

  1. Dolly Parton seems like a wonderful person, but that song would make me stuff cookie batter in my ears. I like the idea of Betty Crocker knocking back a few with Captain Morgan, brainstorming new rum cookie recipes.

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  2. (The cat has mistakenly tried to take refuge behind my legs. He has no idea.) –This is my favorite part!

    We are not doing tried and true. This year my daughter wants to attempt “pumpkin cake.” Did you even know that was a thing? We’ll see how it goes.

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  3. Thank you for sharing!!.. as I am not a chef my favorite recipe is Monkey Bread, it is good for any day… 🙂

    Hope you and your family have the mostest wonderful holiday and Christmas ever filled with love and happiness and until we meet again…
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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