Holiday Cookie Preview and TFT #415

Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things link party!  I’m so happy you’re here.

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always had a huge weakness for cookies.  So at Christmas time, when my kids were little, I would bake batch after batch of cookies.  Not a huge variety of cookies, mind you, but usually just a few kinds–Chocolate Chip and, my mom’s signature Christmas cookie, Butterballs. (Butterballs are actually more well known as Italian Wedding Cookies I believe.)  Sometimes I would make some sugar cut-out cookies too, because the kids loved to decorate those. (Not my favorite to make, but fun to decorate!)

I’ve slowed down on the cookie baking the last few years, as I’ve tried to tone down my pudginess and have tried to dramatically reduce my sugar intake.  (Also, gluten free flour is really expensive!)

This picture is from the late 90’s. Check out the huge, ugly Christmas sweater with the leggings! (But this is probably something I would still wear today! Well, maybe not quite that ugly of a Christmas sweater.)

I do still make some cookies at Christmas, and I’ve decided to mix it up a bit and try different varieties. (Maybe just not so many batches…)

So, even though it is not quite Thanksgiving yet,  my features from last week’s party are some cookies that I’d like to bake for Christmas.

Julie, from My Wee Abode, starts us off with some absolutely lovely nutmeg cookies that sound delicious. PLUS, there are links to lots more holiday cookies at her post.

Mary, from Pots and Planes, shared some tasty Austrian Holiday Cookies.

I guess these chocolate chip pumpkin blondies from NancyC aren’t technically cookies, but I will still put these on my cookie platter (and will probably make these for Thanksgiving too.) Yum.

These gingersnap cookies from Paula, at Virginia Sweet Pea, look delicious.

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  1. Pam,
    Thanks so much for hosting each week!!
    My Link Ups for this week are #28, 29 and 30!!

  2. Thank you for hosting Pam! My links are #24, 25, 27. I love the ugly Christmas picture! My daughter saved several of my "ugly" Christmas sweaters, which I thought were so beautiful at the time 🙂 to wear to ugly Christmas sweater parties! Have a great week,

    1. Haha, yes, I wore that crazy sweater a LOT! In fact, it was still on the shelf in my closet, until we moved 2 years ago. I do wish I had it still, so it could be used for ugly Christmas sweater parties!

  3. Thank you so much for the feature, Pam! I'm linking up the cookies again, but have an ornament post, too! 102 and 104!

  4. Holiday baking is one of my favorite things! Each year, I make Snickerdoodles (love them!), and then try a different kind of cookie to go with them. This year, I've decided rather than gift everyone homemade cookies, I would take a break from spending two days in the kitchen, and give candy boxes instead. I am still looking forward to baking a little for me and my husband.

    Love that picture of you! So awesome of you to share 🙂 I think I would totally rock an outfit like that if I had one.

    This week, I am sharing a crocheted hand towel pattern (#122) – I actually made this one for my kitchen, and I am loving it! And also a delicious Pasta Carbonara recipe (#123). Wishing I had more of this pasta left for dinner tonight.


    1. Thanks, Alexandra! Mm, I love pasta carbonara, and it's one of my husband's favorites. I'm excited about your recipe!

  5. Yummy inspiration! I'm a big time cookie baker and baker of all things for that matter. I have a new pistachio crinkle I'll be introducing on the blog – need to make it one or two more times just to perfect the recipe but love it! I'm sharing inspiration at #144, 145, and 146…covering Thanksgiving and holiday topics so popular right now. I like the softer side of both Thanksgiving and Christmas so my emphasis is always on whites and neutrals that can linger all winter long. Thanks for hosting and hope you are cozying on down! 🙂

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