... I get the x-mas cookie itch. I mean, serious, I don't bake much over the year, and why should x-mas time be different? Besides, I do prefer a nice sandwich over a sweet cookie any day. And there are the calories ...
Usually, I have three standard recipes I do every year, which are coco macarones, cinnamon stars and ginger Heidesand (which is a buttery cookie to which I decided a couple of years ago candied ginger would go well ... and it does fabulously)
This year, I haven't made any of my standards (yet), though one is going to be close.
Jam filled cookie stars. I made them for my dad, who loves those (or at least a variation of them, my mum used to make)
I got some of the dough left and made puzzled cookies.
I did get the cookie cutter a couple of weeks back and sure I had to try something with it.
Nutty triangles with chocolate
And finally (though I have plans for two more kinds I want to try)
Ginger bars (with candies ginger, tried apricots and almonds)
Not a dud so far in the lot