The Cookie Factory

For two decades now, I’ve made Christmas cookies to pass around to friends, family, and colleagues. We officially started the “Cookie Factory” yesterday. My daughter and her college roommate came home to help, and we even enjoyed the creative assistance of the little girls from next door. We keep a pile of Christmas cookies in the kitchen from December 1st onward, but mostly, we wrap stacks of them in cellophane and gold ribbons to distribute. I use this sugar cookie recipe and then an almond icing with powdered sugar. I make a fresh batch every week or so until Christmas. The Cookie Factory represents a joyful celebration that’s become something I love; I spend leisurely time in the kitchen.

Put on your Christmas music. Make something delicious. Invite some children to join you. Then, scatter the joy around.

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