It’s that wonderful time of the year when I pull out all of my old Danish cookie recipes, plus a few new non-Danish ones, stock up on a big supply of butter and other baking ingredients, don my apron and get busy baking cookies. Each year I tell myself this will be the last year . . . and each year I suit up in baker’s garb and get busy once more. Needless to say, I enjoy making these Christmas cookies. But what I love most of all is to be able to share a gift from the heart with friends and family.
In this busy, rush-rush time of the year, it’s nice to be able to give a gift that’s homemade and not something quickly picked up at the store. I know my husband and I thoroughly enjoy the candy and cookies we receive because we know just how much work and love goes into making them.
So, just a thought at this holiday season . . . is there something you could make for your friends or family, be it your favorite granola or cranberry bread? Unless it really turns out badly, I know your homemade gift would be most gladly received, and you’d save all those frustrations of driving round and round in parking lots trying to find a spot to park and standing in those long checkout lines in the stores.