Traditional Thursday

One of the things we like to do around the holidays is bake cookies. Today I am going to take the day and get the recipes out that we make and write out the list for what we need to purchase to make our goodies.

We make a several types of cookies.  It is quite an eclectic mix. Some of the cookies get baked a couple of times during the season.  They are a quick go to hostess gift.  I pick up a couple of dollar store Christmas plates, some red to green colored saran warp and some curling ribbon.  They we pile up the plate, wrap and go to our events.

Here is the list we are making this year.

Sooper Dooper Bars. They are similar to seven layer bars, but they are more like five layer bars. We omit the butterscotch chips and the nuts.

Chocolate Crinkles.  These are so fudgy and good.  Just don’t over bake or they turn into hockey pucks.

Peanut Blossoms.  These are the family favorite.  Peanut butter and chocolate. Yummmm!

Chocolate Fudge.  I make a family recipe similar to this.  Is so good.

Sugar Cookies.  These are so simple.  We don’t roll and cut shapes, we just roll in holiday sugars.

Fattigmann. These are wonderful, airy, crispy goodness. Just before serving, I dust them with confectioner’s sugar.  And I don’t fry them in lard, just plain old vegetable oil. 

Chocolate Chips.  The old fashioned family favorite!

Snickerdoodles.  Another family favorite!  Cinnamon sugar on a sugar cookie, who can complain about that?

Molasses Cookies.  Another cookies that conjures up vision of sitting in front of the fire with a cup of hot cocoa.

What treats are you and your family making this year?

Pax Christi,


A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome