Today I wanted to share a little holiday cheer from my home to yours. My daughter and I have not been together to bake holiday cookies in a few years. This year she came over to bake with me. I had a special sugar cookie book that I used for a couple of years prior to her birth and it was with me until around five years ago. I remember loaning it to someone with the understanding they would return it when finished. Needless to say the book was not returned and I can’t remember who borrowed it. Every year I try to guess what was in the recipe but the only thing I remembered for sure was a teaspoon of Valencia orange peel. This year she searched Google and found the exact recipe. We celebrating by making butter cookies with icing.
As you can see by our final product we were successful. My family has always loved these cookies and were sad when I no longer baked them. This year we will surprise them on Christmas Day with a tin of cookies. My other daughter is allergic to gluten and dairy so we made gluten/dairy free cookies. They are delicious.