Christmas is one month from today. Just 30 days away. I’m going to let that sink in for a moment. Are you ready? Are you even thinking about it? As usual, I’m mostly focused on the food aspect of the holiday, and have been daydreaming about menus, baking projects, and the edible gifts I can make. After all, what’s a celebration without something delicious that’s been made with love? At least that’s what Rosie Daykin, baker and book-maker extraordinaire believes, and I’m inclined to agree with her.
Speaking of Rosie, her sophomore baking book, Butter Celebrates!: A Year of Sweet Treats to Share with Family and Friends, was released earlier this fall, and this week a group of Canadian food bloggers are baking our way through the pages in effort to show our love for both her and her work. I chose to bake the Animal Cookies because they’re adorable and completely kid-friendly, but instead of cutting them into the wild shapes that Rosie used, I made mine into miniature snowflakes, snowman and Christmas trees, a little more fitting for the season, I think.
The boys and their friends scooped up these nutmeg-kissed, one-bite sweets by the handful, and all 65 cookies disappeared within a day. I plan on making more to add to my holiday cookie platters, but you can be sure I’ll be hiding them deep in the freezer to keep my hungry boys from devouring them too quickly.