Posted on

Holiday Cookie Binge Recipe



3+ lbs unsalted butter (“European style” preferred)

1 bag unbleached flour

sugar, sugar, sugar (white, brown, molasses, crystallized, powdered, candies…bring on the sugar)

1 bag 99% cacao, unpronounceable, super snobby chocolate chips

accoutrements of your liking: walnuts, pecans, rolled oats, seeds (poppy, sesame etc.), spices, jams, and so on.

a pinch of self-loathing

baking tools (cookie cutters, rolling pins, etc.) that are at least 20 years old

10-12 hours to kill

a partner in crime is ideal, but not necessary



I rarely bake. I swear. This year, for some reason, I found it necessary to make 6 batches of holiday cookies: several sets of Sunset’s big oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (the old standby), snickerdoodles with cardamom (which kinda sucked), shortbread with jam, and gingerbread reindeer. Actually, I kinda blame a friend for starting the obsession by inviting me to her cookie exchange.  I love using my mom’s and grandmothers’ baking stuff that I remember from my childhood. The worn grooves on the rolling pins and scratches on the cookie cutters really feel like the holidays, you know?


Hoping you had a fun holiday binge of your own that your thighs and bum now regret.

9 thoughts on “Holiday Cookie Binge Recipe

  1. I’ve definitely been binging too! The jam cookies look and sound great!

    1. Too good. Let’s make ’em some time. You can put melted chocolate, jam, any naughtiness you like on top 🙂

  2. Everything is very open with a very clear description of the challenges.
    It was definitely informative. Your website is
    extremely helpful. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Spot on with this write-up, I really think this web site needs a great deal
    more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the information!

  4. Exceptional post however I was wondering if you
    could write a litte more on this subject? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more.

    Appreciate it!

  5. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an incredibly long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyways, just wanted to say excellent blog!

    1. aww that’s the worst! Thank you for the first comment, and the second. Cheers, Alicia

  6. Hi there I am so excited I found your site, I really found you by error, while
    I was searching on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am
    here now and would just like to say many thanks for a incredible
    post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to go through it all at the minute but I have bookmarked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have
    time I will be back to read much more, Please do keep up the awesome

  7. Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wished to
    say that I have really enjoyed browsing your weblog posts.
    In any case I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I’m hoping you write once more soon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *