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Holiday Cookie Binge Recipe

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Ingredients:

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

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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?

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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 🙂

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