I don’t have time for a long blog post today but I wanted to leave you with something. We’re all busy getting into the holiday season, and the next two weeks are the busiest in my mountain town.
It’s still important to take time to enjoy some holiday cheer. That’s not easy for everyone.. for me Christmas memories bring back lots of emotions that I’m not sure I’m ready to deal with yet, after both my dad and brother have passed away in the last couple years. But that doesn’t mean I can’t get into the spirit with my mom, and friends, and bake up some Christmas cookies, even if I shed a tear or two while doing so.
Lacking time, I had to pick my favorite Christmas cookie — I certainly couldn’t make all 10 to 15 kinds we did growing up.
These Raspberry Walnut Shortbread Bars have been a staple at Christmas time for our family for years, and my mom used to bake them up and send them to me when I was away from home for my birthday. (I have the best mom!)
So as one of my favorites, and a fairly
easy cookie to bake, I picked them to enjoy this holiday season. It’s yet to be determined if I’ll even share a single bite..
Pro tip: line your pan with parchment paper to save yourself a messy cleanup!