11 thoughts on “Happy holiday post, with cookies.

  1. I once made those wreath-cookies (corn flakes, yes?) with my grandmother during one of the only Christmases I spent with her in my childhood. What a happy memory.

    This year I eschewed cookie making in favor of candy making. I have a candy thermometer now and I’m not afraid to use it.


  2. Heh. He does look like Mr. Bill, doesn’t he?

    And Perpetua: yes, it’s corn flakes. The easiest, most fun, and almost the tastiest cookie around, plus RED HOTS: 1 stick butter, 1 bag marshmallows, squeeze of green food coloring, 1 t vanilla, 4 C corn flakes, and red hots to taste. Easy squeezy!

    Just make sure to enforce hand washing among child chefs before, during, and after the cookie shaping. Little fingers go right into the mouth without thinking.


  3. I baked chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal cookies for my students — not very Christmas-y, but good. I’m not doing my usual crescents this year. But I did make an awesome pecan brittle: basically pecan pie without the crust.

    But I think I’m coming over to your place, as the selection looks awesome!


  4. Don’t laugh, I also used to bake for my doctoral students for our weekly let’s mix it up meeting. Bought cookies turned out to be easier to sustain.


  5. Susan: you are welcome, any time! Pecan brittle sounds pretty terrific. Fratguy has decided not to eat wheat any more, so candy sounds like something he should try if he wants to have holiday sweets.


  6. I’m not going to eat anything *except* wheat anymore (overwhelmingly in the form of pasta products), so since I’ve largely moved on from candy, maybe we could set up a candy-for-semolina exchange program? They grow some pretty good stuff out there on the western plains, I’ve always heard.


  7. *Green* wool army surplus pants from the Korean Conflict era, with red suspenders, actually. (He also used to ski in these until about 5 or 6 years ago.)

    He also has to wear a shirt, because otherwise the chest and back hair would terrify the children.


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