I saved the best cookie for last. 🙂
We weren’t a Christmas cookie family on either side of my family. In fact I was in 8th grade Home Ec before I knew Christmas cookies were even a ‘thing’. Even then I never really got into it.
Until I found this cookie. I made this recipe for the first time 10 years ago and it became an instant family favorite. I only make them 2 or 3 days before Christmas and then don’t make them again til the next year. They’re highly anticipated in the Lupiac household.
They’re sweet and soft and chewy and delicious and the red / green cherries make a pretty presentation.
Sorry for this last picture. I clicked some kind of color or filter or something because it doesn’t do the color of these cookies justice. They aren’t nearly as brown as they look in the pic and you can actually see the red / green much better than it looks like here. The actual color is just a little bit darker than the dough. I really hope to work on my pics in the new year.
I leave out the nuts and instead double the cherries (using both red and green). For the first time I also used Cup4Cup for the flour. It worked like a dream.
I’ll be back tomorrow with one last post before the holiday break. See you then. 🙂