Come close people, let’s talk about holiday cookies. Last weekend, I took a look back at my stance on those sweet, sometimes dainty/ sometimes bold, artful treats. I love to bake, but my life right now is so hectic, baking is an impossible task. I have only enough bandwidth to watch those crafty 12-days-of-cookies how-to videos while I take a bite out of this “A Christmas Story” leg lamp cookie.
I’m buying wacky cookies for my party platter and gift boxes. With apologies to my ten plus years’ collection of Martha Stewart cookie issues, I feel generous and festive enough buying my holiday cookies this season. So bookmark this handy guide and watch all your loved ones jump for joy.
Eleni's for winter birds and mixed marriages
Order these packages for friends who live in Jacksonville, Florida, Oahu, Hawaii, or any place with weather above 70 degrees.
Based in New York City and one of the OGs of fancy decorated sugar cookies, Eleni's is still at it after two decades in the baking business. Remind the recipient to play “California Christmas” by Mary Mary while munching down on the palm trees and surfboards.
Christmas at the Beach Cookie Gift Set from Eleni's, $125/20 cookies
Because we’re living in an age when we create families of mixed backgrounds and make it all work 365 days a year, but especially in December.
This gorgeous Christmas-Hanukkah mash-up reminds me of spending hours in the greeting card aisle and finally finding the perfect words, except here instead of reading the recipient gets to eat your holiday wishes.
Happy Christmukkah Cookie Gift Set from Eleni's, $69.95/6 cookies