Posted Dec 10 2014, 11:46 am
Every Christmas season, you can’t help thinking about the great traditions of Christmas – decorating the house, setting up the tree, listening to Christmas music over and over (and over… and over, lol!) But when Tawny Weber started talking about cookie recipes and asked me to take part in a blog event all about cookies(!!!) I realized that one of my favorite elements of Christmas is the annual parade of amazing Christmas Cookies.
Not only are these delicacies a time-honored tradition, but let’s face it: Christmas Cookies are sexy–and here are three reasons why!
1. Easy on the eyes. . . easy on the lips
One of the best parts of the Christmas Cookie experience is that first look: all of that bright frosting, buttons made of candy chips, or white-frosted fantasies you just don’t get any other time of year. But all of that eye candy pales to the moment you slip those sweet confections past your lips… pure heaven. And that’s not all!
They say that taste is one of the most powerful memory triggers around. Well, just try biting into a Christmas Cookie baked from a recipe you first experienced when you were just a child, and NOT recall the memories of the most wonderful time of the year! Whether you were one of the frosted santa crowd, or your tastes ran to springerles (springerle! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve had one of these!), Christmas Cookies can remind you of the best parts of being young.
3. The sweetest of guilty pleasures
Like the most passionate romances, Christmas Cookies are meant to be enjoyed over and over and over again. There are so many to choose from! And they all taste amazing. But you can indulge with impunity because Christmas only happens once a year. . .and all diets can wait until January.
With Christmas just around the corner, I’ve already put up the tree and decorated the house–this year I’ve even put up Christmas lights outside, something I haven’t done for several years but am very much enjoying this time around! But I haven’t broken out the Christmas cookies yet. The first event for those will be coming up shortly, when my delicacy of choice is Fantasy Fudge. Talk about a sexy holiday tradition…
Here’s wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons! And all the Christmas Cookies you could possibly want. 🙂 And if you need a holiday treat for yourself–WANT IT releases this week! 🙂