I usually LOATHE the idea of anything Christmas before Thanksgiving (especially Christmas music... stinkin' Kohls almost killed me with it blasting last week). If I start the music before Thanksgiving, I get sick of it pretty fast. Let's face it - Jingle Bell Rock has about a 2-play lifespan. And Silver Bells? After all these years, that poor guy is yet to sing it in tune! And Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree? It's the theme song to my nightmares!
There is a special piece of Christmas I celebrate a bit early: the holiday baking.
I try new recipes all year long in preparation for the holidays. Finding out which cookies are the hit of the year is such a blast, and I love to throw them into the ring each year at a cookie exchange party. To make the stress a little easier on you, I've compiled a list of my favorite cookies I made in 2013. Each will sure to be a hit for the holidays!
Here we go...
Happy baking, friends!