For one thing, Jeff tells hilarious stories about his bizarre childhood pets, including a de-skunked skunk and some groundhogs. But more importantly, he shares his mother’s phenomenal annual assortment of Christmas cookies.
Every year, Alice Mollohan bakes the same highly anticipated treats: molasses cookies, pecan tassies, date pinwheels, pineapple diamonds, and kiffels with apricot filling. She starts on them early and freezes a bunch before the holiday, if she can smack her husband’s hand away from them.
It didn’t take long for the Nairs to start looking for a certain Tupperware container when Kim and Jeff arrived from Ohio on Christmas Day.
I think the cookies impressed me not only because they are delicious, but because we didn’t really have any cookies we made every year other than frosted and decorated sugar cookies. That seems unusual to me now because I have heard from so many friends who associate specific cookies with the holidays.
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Stuffed date cookies
What kinds of cookies do you make ever year?