Christmas cookies, or Hannukah cookies, or Kwanzaa cookies, or Yule cookies, or New Year’s cookies: whatever you celebrate this month that involves cookies, I want to be a part of the action.
I know that a lot of us have family recipes that are near and dear to us. I also know that those recipes also often remain family secrets, and then (sadly), when the bakers in the family can no longer make them, they aren’t ever made the same way again.
One of the best things about cooking and baking is that we can both cherish and enjoy our own traditional foods, while being delighted by the traditional foods of others. I love discovering new recipes, especially when I can learn the stories and traditions that come along with them.
I’d like to feature your favorite holiday cookies all throughout this December. Have a cookie that you make better than anyone? A treat your grandparents brought with them from their native country? A dessert born of humble times, that is now considered a family delicacy? Let’s share our stories and baked goods this holiday season!
Please email me with your recipe, as well as either a short story about how it was created, the reason why you love it, a funny anecdote—whatever you’d like to share, nothing fancy, long or complicated is required. If you have one, feel free to attach a photo or two of the cookies (or you making the cookies), and I’ll share it with my readers.
If you’d like to be credited with contact information, I can include that, too, otherwise I’ll attribute your recipe to your first name, only, to protect your privacy (while featuring your beautiful baked goods.)
I can’t wait to try your recipes, friends, and share them with fellow cookie lovers here at Misery Loves Cookery.
I’ll premiere our signature family bar cookie—a little treat we call Granddad Surprise—next week. Why do we call this recipe, “Granddad Surprise?” You’ll have to check back next week to find out.
Disclaimer: Any story, photo, or recipe sent to Misery Loves Cookery may be used on this website. By emailing your information, you give permission for me to feature it here, and certify that the information you are providing (ideas, text, and images) are yours to give away. Thank You!