Sunday, December 22, 2019

Christmas Cookies

T'was the night before Christmas. We read it every Christmas eve even when my daughter was in college. Now she reads it to her daughter one of my favorite traditions. 

I baked today. I take a lot to work to share as gifts. and I enjoy every minute of it.

 My first try at biscotti it came out pretty good.

I think I finally found my grandmother's molasses cookies recipe in a very old cookbook from Maine. She lived in Downeast Maine and I have such wonderful memories of those cookies. Super soft and yummy.
My house is decorated, this little wonky tree is my newest addition
Funky but wonderful!

My mantel is so happy and fun with layers of lights.

Our stockings are hung by the chimney

With care.

While I love a glass of wine or baileys now and then I am not a big
drinker and very glad of it, it is expensive!

Here is a toast to a Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!
We have passed the winter solstice so each day gets a bit long always something to look forward too!


Hill Top Post said...

I love your wonky Christmas! The mantle is decorated so wonderfully and the stockings are certainly hung with care. Of course you made them. Right? I'll always love Clement Moore's tale! Saint Nicholas will soon be here, for sure! "Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"

Saundra said...

Oh but your baking always makes my mouth water and think I gain weight just looking at it, lol. Lucky are your neighbors and friends to receive special baked gifts from you. Merry Christmas!!!!

Three Sheep Studio said...

Your home baked cookies look amazing !
Merry Christmas to you.

yaya said...

Merry Christmas dear blogging friend! I hope Santa brings you all you desire but mostly I hope you get the happiest day and wonderful weather like we've been getting! Your decorations are beautiful and fun. So cozy looking and truly Christmasy! Have a good holiday!

Prims By The Water said...

Those cookies look so YUMMY! I usually have a Baileys Ice cream drink at Christmas...too expensive for all of the time, so it is a treat! Janice

Chris Lally said...

Bet you're thrilled to have found your grandmother's recipe! Such a lovely Christmas post! Happy traditions, wonderful aromas, beautiful & wonky decorations, and a glass of Baileys - perfect:)

Merry Christmas!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a fun little wonky tree! Your house looks so warm and inviting.
Merry, merry Christmas to you and hubby.

moosecraft said...

Merry Cookie Christmas! :-)
I'm not a drinker either....maybe one beer a year...but I do remember when I would enjoy a Kahlua and milk for Christmas treat!'s waaaay too expensive...and I'd rather save the calories for lasagne! lol!

Julia said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with your family. Your baking looks wonderful and I'm sure everyone will be enjoying tasting them. Your little wonky tree is cute.
Stay safe and warm.
Hugs, Julia

Judy said...

Merry Christmas!
Your house is beautifully festive!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Cathy,
Hard to believe Christmas is already over, but now is the time to enjoy those decorations!! Love seeing yours, and those cookies...........YUMMMMMM!!! I sure would love to be on the receiving end!!!! lol
Hope you and yours have a Blessed and Healthy 2020!!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie xo