Happy National Cookie Day from the PRIME team! The holiday season, like most of 2020, looks a little different. Even so, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun weekend baking session with family. Schedule a Zoom meeting, get on FaceTime, or power up your Alexa Show and take out the mixing bowls!
FAVORITES FROM THE PRIME COOKIE JAR
ABBEY – Pistachio cookies. My mom started making them when I was in middle school and she has made them ever since because they are so delicious.
ASHLEY – Krumkake. My family makes a huge batch every year.
KELSEY – Sour cream sugar cookies. You can easily switch up the things you mix into it. I like to do cranberries and orange zest as well as chocolate covered toffee bits. Sometimes I kick it old school and just frost them like a standard sugar cookie.
SHAUNA – Pecan sandies/Russian Tea Cakes/Mexican Wedding cookies. My godmother made them when I was kid and I loved them.
ROB – Brown sugar cookies. I found this recipe seven years ago and it is the best cookie. It can have chocolate chips and/or nuts added. I have made these for my family every holiday season.
ANN – Greek Christmas cookies (Kourabiedes). Our family recipe was passed down to me from my Yiayia (grandmother in Greek). I use amaretto when I’m baking (and I add some in the cookie dough too!).
ALLISON – Gingerbread. Our family tradition is making my great-grandma’s recipe with my dad. We did it when I was little, and he has tried to do with my niece and nephew every year.
JULIE – Cream cheese wreath cookies. My mom always made them, and I’ve continued the tradition (not saying how old I am but let’s say they’ve been an annual tradition for 50+ years). When I moved away from home, I was given an old-fashioned cookie press just like Mom has!
SUZANNE – Pfeffernusse cookies. This might not be a true family favorite cookie to EAT but the process and the family tradition of making them IS! Pfeffernusse cookies (peppernuts) have been made every year by my husband’s family for as long as he can remember. The process is done over the course of two days and requires a lot of flour, lard, pure anise oil, mess, and cookie dough snakes!
LIZ – Santa’s Trash Cookies. The perfect amount of salty and sweet. SO good.
THE MOST POPULAR FAVE
ROCLYN, MELISSA, SARA M. – Spritz. (Who doesn’t love this Christmas classic?)
No matter how you slice it, roll it out, or press it, it’s not the holiday season without a tray of delicious treats. We wish you all a very merry holiday season. Happy baking!