Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Cookies

Today was Christmas cookie baking day at Linderhof.
Cookies for tea
Cookies for gifts for our neighbors
Cookies for friends
Cookies for our "Sip and See" on Christmas afternoon

Doughs made and chilled

Let the baking begin!

Dried Cherry Brown Sugar Shortbread Stars

The cookie of many names:
Mexican Wedding Cookies
Swedish Tea Cakes
Russian Tea Cakes

 Currant gingerbread
A ginger cookie loaded with dried currants and full of spices
When it was baking it "smelled like Christmas"

Swedish Overnights
A simple coffee cookie
That looks so festive and Christmasy

And I do what my mother did with the cookies
Store them in tins
Most from Christmas befores fruitcakes
Separated with paper doilies
because they're round!

They're all good keepers and they look so pretty in the tins!

Cookies for friends --
Christmas is the season of sharing!

But . . . 

We did save a few for us!

It's Sunday and there is nothing more seasonal than Christmas Cookies -- I'm joining TheTablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

YUM!! I love your cookies!!!!

Bernideen said...

How impressive - the Great Bakeoff
Day - they look wonderful!

Pat said...

Love your mother's idea of paper doilies. Adds such elegance!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A great variety of cookies. We always, and I still do, press a piece of wax paper over the tin to get the round outline, then cut it out to separate the cookies.
The doilies are pretty though, especially for gift giving.
Have a Merry Christmas.

Pat said...

Lovely cookies. . .I can almost smell the aroma of them baking from my side of the Prairie, dear friend!!! (Aunt Jean baked cookies year 'round, too!)
Enjoy friendships during the Christmas season and all year through!!!
Merry Christmas to you & Husband Jim!