I usually do a lot of baking at Christmas time - you know, the usual shortbread, mince-meat tarts, fruit cake... all the good stuff that we tend to only eat at this time of the year.
This year I find I have very little desire to bake and with time running out for the time to actually accomplish this task, I think I have almost come to the decision that I will not do much baking this year. We'll survive! In fact I'm sure we will be all the healthier for it.
One of our favorite Christmas cookies is one I have been making for years and years. It is a refrigerator sugar cookie recipe - that makes a wonderful light and airy cookie. It's one that you use the flat side of a glass dipped in sugar to flatten before baking. At this time of the year I always make sure the sugar is green or red, sometime both.
Give these a try - I guarantee you will love them, as will your families.
Refrigerator Sugar Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 c vegetable oil ( I use Canola)
3 c flour
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients and refrigerate over night.
Roll into balls, then roll balls in sugar. Place on cookie sheet and flatten with a flat bottomed glass.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.