I think the saying "go big, or go home" was created to describe my family's Christmas cookie making habits. We don't just make sugar cookies..or chocolate chip cookies. No, no, that would be way too simple. Instead, spread over three days of baking (usually just two, but we got way too tired this year) we make eight, if I'm counting correctly, different types of cookies.
We make chocolate chip, cut out sugar cookies, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, thumbprint, crescent, and date filled cookies. Oh, and we don't just make one or two trays of each kind. Some types, ahem chocolate chip, we QUADRUPLE the recipe and end up with probably 20 trays of cookies.
When you're baking, be sure to differentiate if your recipe calls for cups of butter versus pounds of butter. If you accidentally use one cup instead of one pound, your "dough" may look more like this...
But then when you mix in the missing butter, bake them, and coat them in powdered sugar, no one really cares because they still taste really good. But that may just be the powdered sugar talking.
And it wouldn't be Christmas without some festively decorated cut out cookies!
What are your favorite kind of Christmas cookies?