The holidays are my favorite time of year and I am sure that the copious amounts of sweets have a little something to do with this. Back in Minnesota my mom throws an annual cookie party where everyone bakes 5 dozen cookies for an exchange (SO many cookies). My brother and I used to beg to stay up to see the white elephant exchange that would happen post cookie swapping. The party kicks off the holiday season at home and I started a similar (smaller scale) cookie party in San Francisco.
A few recipes on my list to try this year:
And lastly my mom's famous Candy Cane Cookies
Time to get baking!