Christmas Cookies – The “Calm Before the Storm”
This poor KitchenAid Mixer in the picture on the right looks so lonesome. But that won’t last very long.
Tomorrow, this gadget will start rolling, and will continuously keep rolling, morning noon and night, until Christmas Day.
I’ve even laid out the cookie cutters to make the delicious Christmas Cookies. Baking Christmas Cookies has always been a tradition in our family. However, Holiday baking will take on a new, different and exciting meaning this Christmas.
Baking Christmas Cookies will be different this year, and just as exciting
I come from an Italian family. For as long as I can remember, baking the famous Italian Christmas Cookies has been almost a religion for us.
These are the Christmas Cookies we have baked for so many years. We’ve been doing it so long, that I can’t begin to tell you the year we began.
On the left are the Italian Fig Cookies, known as Cucidati. The right shows the Italian Biscuit Cookies, also called Biscotti.
While making these over the years has been a pleasure, we’re going to try something different this year.
I have to be honest. I don’t want to make these, at least, for a while. These were my Mother’s favorite cookies to make. However, because of her passing this year, I’ve lost my enthusiasm for making them. If I made them, they would still taste good, but it wouldn’t be the same.
But guess what. I still have a great deal of enthusiasm for making other kinds of Christmas Cookies. After all, what’s the Holiday Season without cookies?
I’m going to give you our first annual Christmas Cookie Rundown. You’ll see some of the exciting Christmas Cookies we’re going to make this year. I may even include some recipes for you. How would you like that?
You definitely will not want to miss this.
The next time you see this KitchenAid Mixer, it will be rolling at full speed.