I posted this recipe here on Sweet Anna’s a few years ago, but I figured it was time for an update with step-by-step photos for any of you who have been hesitating in making these.
For some of you, this recipe may seem a bit involved and outside of your comfort zone. I’m here to tell you that it’s not.
And seeing as how it is my favorite Christmas cookie ever (and the same is true for many of my family members and friends!), I think you should give it a try. You’ll be glad you did!
This cookie IS Christmas to me. This is the treat I look forward to the most each year, and the taste and smell that floods me with the most memories.
I see my beautiful, soft, loving, sweet, always-baking Grandma. I see her beyond cozy house packed full of family (and always a few friends!) on Christmas Eve as we celebrate Julenisse’s coming, and most importantly, Jesus’ birth.
I feel her hands on mine, and I remember the awe that I always had at her strength.
She had the strongest hands.