During F&W Cookie Week, some of our favorite digital contributors are sharing their best holiday cookie recipes in a virtual swap. Post your favorite baking experiments on Instagram using #FWCookie. Here, a nutty coffee pairing by Erin Alderson of Naturally Ella.
Holidays around my house are extremely cookie filled. My mother and grandmothers have what can only be called an arsenal of cookie recipes. Every year, my mother and I would spend time baking recipe after recipe—one of my favorite parts of the holiday season (next to our post-Thanksgiving tradition of going to the Christmas tree farm to cut down our tree).
Our repertoire includes the usual: sugar cookies, thumbprints and gingerbread men with a few extras thrown in for good measure like oatmeal Carmelites and these Melt-in-Your-Mouth cookies. These cookies became my grandmother’s specialty and the entire family started fighting over them. They are fairly simple, ingredient-wise, but they’re the perfect, crisp cookies to pair with a steaming cup of coffee or hot cocoa. I love to use these cookies when I need a dessert in a pinch, as I almost always have all of the ingredients on hand.