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12 Nostalgic Days of Christmas: 5 Classic Christmas Cookies {Day 5}

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I’ve never met a Christmas cookie I didn’t like.

Well, that’s not true.  Christmas cookies with coconut I can do without. And candied fruit cookies.  Not a huge fan.  

But all other Christmas cookies. I. Love. Them.

My grandmother (we always called her Grandma Bear) loved to bake Christmas cookies.  I swear she must have started in mid-November to make all the dozens of cookies for the family. The anticipation waiting for her cookies to be delivered was almost unbearable. Every day starting early December we would watch out the window, waiting for the mail truck.

Then finally, when the box arrived we would cheer and run around like lunatics until we settled down.  We’d carefully unpack the tins and shoe boxes of cookies from the delivery box, mouths watering and tummies rumbling at the prospect of putting away 3 or 4 scrumptious cookies right then and there.

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3 Yummy Dessert Bar Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try

The internet is a dangerous place when you are hungry. One minute you are researching a kale salad recipe and the next minute you are binging on chocolate #foodporn.

Today I’m inspired by bars.  No, I’m not talking drinking bars with names like Frosty’s or Suds or Benders.  I’m talking chocolate bars, with names like 3 Layer Brownie Goody Bars and Triple Chocolate Cookie Bars and I Can’t Believe How Amazing This Tastes I Think I’ve Died and Gone to Heaven Bars. Continue reading “3 Yummy Dessert Bar Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try”