The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography:
source: Shaina Olmanson | Food for My Family
My Christmas cookie marathon begins by discussing with the older of my two younger sisters when they want to come over. They’ll appear, sometimes with purchased ingredients that I’ve sent them hunting for, and always with movies. We have our favorites—Home for the Holidays and Christmas Vacation—and sometimes a few of other old classics or things we have just wanted to watch. They’ll be viewed as we mix dough, roll it out, make quarter-sized balls to bake, tirelessly drop tiny teaspoons of jam onto pastry dough, roll it, bake it, sprinkle it with sugar.
Lately, I’ve been attempting to switch it up a bit, adding in new cookie varieties rather than the old standards. Not that the old standards are forgotten or not made as well, but to fill in the gaps and create a more well-rounded plate of Christmas cheer. (Or it’s just an excuse to eat a few more cookies.)