It’s [almost] The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
It really is. I love the holidays so much. My favorite childhood memories revolve around being in my grandparents living room, with tons of presents, family dinner, and my grandfather meticulously decorating the Christmas tree. I would lay under the tree for what seemed like hours, and I can still remember the scent of the straw hay that he laid near the Nativity way in the back corner. I would marvel at the colored lights and couldn’t wait to open my stocking because my grandmother always filled it with the best stuff.
That was a really long time ago, and so much has changed. Living 3,000 miles away doesn’t help much, but starting new traditions like baking with my daughter does. While we are fans of traditional Christmas sugar cookies and fingerprint snowballs, this year we’re all about peppermint. Specifically chocolate “peppermint chip” cookies or Peppermint Bark cookies made with love in fancy boxes with fun cards, ribbon, and holiday tags.
Nothing says, “I Love You,” like freshly baked cookies
My grandmother taught me the meaning of love. Love isn’t necessarily what you do for someone, it’s how you make them feel. And this is exactly what I want my daughter to feel. So baking with her, leads to laughter, love, kindness, and feeling the sense of gratitude for each other. If that’s not the epitome of what love stands for, I’m not sure what is.
It’s amazing how the simple task of spending quality time with my daughter doing something we both enjoy will parlay into something much bigger like bringing a smile to someone’s face that really could use a pick me up during the holidays.
Little Bites of Love
Our family loves everything about these Peppermint Bark Cookies. JetSet Dad loves the chocolate wafer-type filling, Kiddo loves the peppermint snow chips, and I love the white chocolate frosting. Between the taste, colors, and smell, this is the perfect Christmas nibble.
What Are Your Favorite Christmas Cookies?
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