Mama Steph’s Top 5 Cookies (to make your spirit bright!)

You can’t eat a cookie and be sad at the same time. It’s been said before, and I have to reiterate. Cookies make one’s spirit bright! Cookies are a childhood treat that, if only for a few moments, transport you to childhood to remember the simple pleasure of tasting a specially-made, warm, delicious cookie and maybe even dunking it in a glass of ice-cold milk. And none of the soy or fat-free stuff we are all drinking now… whole milk, creamy, cold, and white. Ahh, those were the good old days!

Well, let’s all relax for a minute and read over a few recipes that are tried and true in my own kitchen, and that I think you will love. If you package them in a pretty gift bag, your recipient will love them, too!  (I have found really cute, inexpensive bags to package holiday cookies in at Hobby Lobby. I’m sure they’re available at other stores, too.)

“Cookies are made of butter and love.”  ~Norwegian Proverb

And don’t forget to have fun while you’re baking.

Turn on some Christmas music. Or Hanukkah music; whatever you love this time of year.

Grab the nearest child, if one lives in your house, and let him or her help you. Make some memories. It doesn’t have to be perfect. That’s not the point. It’s ok to make a little mess if you’re having fun!

Now, which one do you think you’ll try?

1.  MamaSteph’s Cranberry-White Chocolate Chip Cookies w/Walnuts


2.  Old-Fashioned Molasses-Butterscotch Chip Cookies


3.  White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies


4.  Chewy Cherry-Chocolate Chip


5.  Cool Creme de Menthe Cookies

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Now, these are just some of my favorites; there are many more that I’d love to share! Look for those later this week; in the meantime, pick one or two of these, and start getting gifts prepared (the dough is freezeable; make the balls ahead of time, freeze on a cookie sheet, then remove them to a ziploc bag in the freezer until you’re ready to bake them and share…or eat them!) and start making memories!


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