That’s how we roll.

(Credit for the title of this entry goes entirely to my mom.  She’s SO pun-y.)

Welcome to Cookie Week 2010.

Or, 96-hoursofhighlyintensecookiebakingslashdecoratingslashhooving.

The recipes that make up the Taylor Christmas Cookie Repertoire go back a zillion years.

Also, they are top secret.

Sorry I’m not sorry.

It’s just that our mom doesn’t share any of her recipes with ANYONE except her daughters and those who have served as her sous-chefs from time to time.

Everyone in the family has their favorite type of cookie.  Katelyn loves the pecan balls (probably because they look like snowballs); Kristina goes ga-ga for the lemon cookies (a new addition to the reserve a few years ago); Charlotte only eats the non-chocolate part of the almond shortbread cookies (she does not fancy chocolate and usually hands it off to Red or me); and Caroline and I obsess over the jelly thumbprints.

This collection of cookie recipes has been compiled from old friends, a Martha Stewart Christmas magazine from that is older than Kristina (who is ten), and Bon Appétit cookie recipes.  The extended family counts on these cookies to be present for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and the holidays would not be complete if one were absent.

Contrary to popular belief, we do not own a cookie factory.  But we could if we wanted to.  In fact, we are now accepting suggestions for names.

decorated sugar cookies with royal icing

chocolate almond shortbreads

butter cookie sandwiches with homemade lemon curd

raspberry & sesame thumbprints


5 thoughts on “That’s how we roll.

  1. Kathryn Taylor says:

    Yes, we are not only a Cookie Factory….but one of tradition & creativity yet always looking for a unique addition….How about the year of controversial “bacon-ginger snaps” ?

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