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, snowy beauties from Three Little Halves.
It was at midnight in Plaza Virgen de Los Reyes in Seville when I first experienced the scent of orange blossoms. I was on my honeymoon, how appropriate. I am not sure if it was the magic of the hour, or the honeymoon effect, or the scent itself, but that moment stayed with me forever.
Seville is to be blamed for my habit of keeping a tiny bottle of orange blossom water in the fridge and sniffing it every once in a while at midnight when the house is asleep. And Seville is to be blamed for these cookies, for it is the scent of orange blossoms and the aroma of citrus that, for me, bring about the magic of the holidays, happiness and warmth. During December we bake tons of them, dust them in vanilla scented powdered sugar and celebrate the season.