filling spaces and sweet treats

IMG_0007Last week’s snow has mostly melted, but the shifting light signals winter’s imminent arrival. As does the food that has been warming our bellies, like today’s curried pumpkin soup. With the business my unemployment claim filed, which I did first thing this morning, I can finally turn my attention toward our upcoming holidays — can Christmas really be only three weeks away?!

With the extra time I have this year, I intend to do some more baking. James has already been working on his traditional English Christmas fruitcake, so my focus is going to be on cookies. πŸ™‚ The recipes that I’ve found myself drawn to this year are some of the nostalgic classics from my childhood — my grandmother’s favorite sand tarts and the first cookie I remember helping my mother to make, snickerdoodles. I loved rolling the soft dough into balls and then dredging with sugar and cinnamon. And of course, there has to be a batch or two of Toll House chocolate chip cookies, which must be accompanied by a tall glass of milk. πŸ™‚

So, curious, what holiday favorites are you planning to bake this year? Recipes welcome, of course. πŸ™‚




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