Merry Memories Giveaway Day 4 – Kitchen Traditions!


Me and my older cousin, while it was still just the two of us, making cookies and reading Christmas stories while they baked.

Happy Monday All, and welcome back to my holiday give away series! I am having such fun hearing your memories and seeing what this stirs up! I truly thank you for making this so much fun!

Today, I want to take this a step further. I want recipes.

No, seriously.

In my family we have a tradition of making Christmas cookies around this time every year. My mom even has a “cookie exchange” that she does each year (which makes her hard core) where a group of ladies each bake a dozen cookies for each other lady and they she comes home with a whole basket of different kinds of cookies to munch on throughout the holidays. Fabulous! Unless you are my skinny jeans.

The photos above are of my older cousin and I, back before my brother and her sister were born. We were “making” Christmas cookies and reading stories and rockin' our 70's outfits. This year, for the first year ever, Christmas will be held at my house in Boston and my cousin will be there with her two little girls (yes, Santa is coming to our walk-up!) and we will be making Christmas morning 'monkey bread' for our whole family together. I can't think of anything that would make me happier…or bring this more full circle. Maybe I will make her read me stories in a big chair.

So I want to hear about your holiday traditions in the kitchen, whether they be cookies or crab cakes, stories, swaps or spirits. But I want you to think about this as one big 'cookie exchange” so please post the recipe that goes with your memory…preferably in a link.

The prize today is a pair of our sold out holiday ornaments:

The deal is the same:

Your comments are your entries. One comment per person please. Winner will be picked by Lucy. (At random) Comments will be accepted until 2pm EST Tuesday 12/21

Can't Wait to see what you come up with!!!

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