I heard a rumor that not every family has the tradition of insane holiday baking like mine does. I found this hilarious! and absurd! What good is Christmas without stuffing your face with 9 kinds of cookies/treats?! I ask you!
Now, I'm not as ambitious as my mother was/is (still, mom?) She'd make delightful treats like:
Applets & Cotlets (aka Turkish Delight)
Brown Sugar Lollipop Cookies
Sugar Cookies (I loathe them.)
Orange Peel Candy
and about 4 others that I just don't care for.
My holiday baking list includes:
Glazed Almonds (I have 14 cups of blanched almonds to use... better get cracking!)
Meltaways (also called Russian Tea Cakes)
Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies
That's about it. Do I give them away to friends? Um. No? Does that make me a bad person?
Perhaps just a fat person...