Well it’s that time of year again, our Christmas Cookie Countdown 2010 is in full swing! We continue to count down from day 110 with a new cookie recipe each day until the big day. Happy bakers everywhere are tackling new, yummy cookie recipes every week. I know what you’re thinking, it’s not even Halloween yet and I’m bringing up Christmas. Well if the world of retail thinks it’s never too early to start bringing up Christmas, I figured we’d be good to go here.
Besides not all of the cookie recipes in the countdown are strictly Christmas related, check out these delectable Butter Pecan Cookies, yum! Also one of the things I’ve found is that basic sugar cookie recipes seem to always go over well with a crowd, any time of the year. Like these Chewy Sugar Cookies, timeless cookies never lose their appeal and you really can’t go wrong when the cookie says chewy in it.
Really it’s quite daunting at how many cookie recipes are out there. It seems that almost anything has been put into a cookie, like these Potato Chip Cookies from Vino Luci, too delicious for words. Even more tempting are these Red Velvet Cookies I found from Relatively Unique, who needs cupcakes right? The opportunities are endless and with opportune baking weather just around the corner, I dare you to tackle a new recipe every week. I can’t wait.
Honestly though I just adore Christmas countdowns. It reminds me of those childhood days when my Mom would help us set up our 45 days till Christmas candy vine, where every day we’d get a new piece of candy until the big day. I mean, come on as a kid it doesn’t get much better than that. Unless of course I’d gotten a new cookie every day, well then we’d really be talking.
So who wants to join in the fun and explore the world of cookies? Check back each week for fun cookie recipes to try. In the meantime I’d love to hear what one of your favorite Christmas memories are, do you have a favorite cookie or other Christmas dish? Or what about fun traditions like my 45 day candy countdown?