Cookie Day

Every year since I can remember, my family has gotten together to celebrate Christmas with our annual Cookie Day. UPDATE: I added the recipes to my Favorite Recipes tab above.

(Chunky Triple Chocolate Cookies)

We pick a day around Thanksgiving when we all get together, cousins, aunts and uncles, for a marathon of cookie baking. Well, okay, the guys go out for lunch and watch a lot of football. But some of them help with the baking and decorating. It has been a great tradition for all these years.

(English Toffee)

One year we made over 20 different varieties! Our recipe book has grown into a 3-ring binder. This year, I think the family made 12 different varieties.

(Peanut Butter Blossoms)

When I was a kid, my mom used to keep the cookies in the freezer so we wouldn’t eat all of them before Christmas arrived. We snuck them out of the freezer anyway! Imagine her surprise when she wanted to set out a plate of cookies for a party. (seriously, I’m sure she knew about our shenanigans all along!)

(Chocolate Mint Sandwiches – recipe pending)

I think I might have a couple left, but they are definitely not going to last until Christmas!

13 comments

  • I would be forced to sample each variety of those cookies – they all look delicious – wouldn’t have to twist my arm very far lol.

    That’s a lovely family tradition you have going – and yup, I think all of those cookies would be well gone by Christmas in my house too :0)

  • Wow Terri these look delicious. I always had a weakness for those little chocolate kiss cookies. 🙂

  • Seriously. I want cookies…like, now. What a wonderful tradition-I’m a total sugar junkie! Are the recipes to be shared? (Even one or two?)

    • Thanks Joanna! I would be happy to share the recipes. I will type them up and add PDF links here so they are easier for you to print out. Stay tuned and thanks for the interest! -Terri

  • Those cookies look scrumptuous! I would love the recipes too. We have a smaller version of cookie night. Next week we have our son, DIL and two grandchildren over. Homemade soup and then the kids and I make cookies. This is our second year so it’s officially a tradition.

  • Drooooooooool!! I haven’t had breakfast yet, so I will take one of each, please and thank you!

  • Hello Terri, all the coocies look so delicious…I would like to taste all af them! Wonderful idea to have a coocie day!
    I think soon we have finished my buiscuits so I need to make more…
    xxx Teje

  • that is too funny. we are having our ‘cookie making party’ this saturday. i’m inviting a few of my kid’s friends from school. really they will just decorate.
    not something I need to be doing, having to lose weight and all~tons actually. i have been dieting and being good. lol. and then i see your post, with all the yummy gooey chocolatey cookies~ ahhhhhh!!!! will power!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mmmmm they all look yummy! Cookie day is a great idea. My next door neighbors do that tradition, too!

  • Oh yummy. My tummy just growled. I think I need a cookie day! : )

  • What a good plan to get so much baking done and have a fun gathering besides. I like the look of your dipped cookies.

  • They all look good!! But, I like the peanut butter with the chocolate kiss!! I want to make some sugar cookies for the holidays.

  • OMGsh… your cookies look amazing!! I love the ones with the kisses on them. they’re one of my favorite cookies!!

    I wish I could eat them all!!

    My family (the grandmas and the grandkids) always made cookies and Scandinavian treats for Christmas… krumkaka, lefse, rosettes, and other yummy goodies. Love seeing the treats you’ve made!!

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