I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who baked cookies at christmas, but it’s funny, I don’t recall any other cookies at christmas. There were bars and cakes and pies, but no cookies. Or perhaps the problem was there were no chocolate cookies, which were generally the only ones to catch my attention.
In any case, when I was old enough (10, 11 maybe?), I started baking. When christmas time came around I would try some new “fancy” recipes (ie something other than chocolate chip or peanut butter cookies). There were at least two cookies in particular that got some rave reviews. One was basically a shortbread ball cookie with a Hershey’s kiss inside, the other was a soft chocolate cookie with maraschino cherries. Note the chocolate in both….yup, if it didn’t have chocolate, I wasn’t interested. And as I reflect, perhaps it was my own rave reviews these cookies received!
I’ve scanned both recipes below. I see the first recipe actually calls for cherries which are tasty, but I can tell you from experience that Hershey Kisses (unwrapped of course) instead work extremely well too. Oh, and the Chipits Noel Crisps went over very well last year as well–be sure to use shortening to get the full effect (calories and fat don’t count during the holidays do they?)
Thanks again to GeneaBloggers and their Advent Calendar of Memories for the inspiration for these daily posts.