Still hanging in there folks? Yes, the holidays are a lovely time of year but some days it feels like you’re trying to run a marathon while your feet are encased in cement blocks. There’s so much to do and decorate and so many people to see and visit and shop for it’s truly amazing that more of us aren’t burnt out.
The December holidays are my favorite time of the year, I love the decorating and the lights (the sheer volume of holiday fairy lights in my house is insane). As someone who prefers to bake, preparing the 15 some-odd different types of cookies I make during the holiday season, December is my time to shine. However, I have to schedule out my baking plans with military precision to get it all done and set between all of my work and social obligations. Between the cookie swaps, the ugly sweater parties, the constant runs to the liquor store (wine is my quick go-to hostess gift) and accidentally wrapping my hand in the gifts with ribbon there’s just a lot going on. That’s not even including the hours I clock in the kitchen preparing linzer cookies and decorating gingerbread. So when I have to bake something in a pinch that wasn’t part of my pre-established baking attack plan, I like to make these sweet and simple Nutella cookies.