It all started back in my very first apartment during my sophomore year of college. Both the holidays and finals were rapidly approaching and I had a full kitchen at my disposal after a year of living in the dorms with a microwave and mini-fridge. I needed a way to both procrastinate writing papers and to get into the holiday spirit in sunny San Diego. And so, I covered all the flat surfaces in my two bedroom apartment (shared with three other girls) with cookies.
Exactly a decade later, with a few exceptions, I've continued to take one day during the holidays to cover all the flat surfaces of wherever I've been living with cookies. I haven't picked out my day on the calendar for this year quite yet, however I do know what cookies I'll be making.
First, two of my standbys that I make year round. Nothing beats a good old Chocolate Chip Cookie and the Oatmeal Carrot Cookies are based off the ones my grandmother used to make.
This second set are two family favorites that I grew up eating and adapted during very first holiday season of eating gluten free. If you're a fan of molasses, you'll love the Moravian cookies and if you're a fan of butter, you'll love the Accordion Treats.
A few other cookies I'm planning at trying my hand at...
all the things in The Christmas Dessert Freedom Cookbook
Ginger Almond Biscotti (the recipe is not gluten free, I'll just sub gluten free all purpose flour)