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Have you begun your Christmas baking yet? I have to be honest, I really haven’t. Which is kind of funny because usually, I love baking this time of year. It makes the house smell good, and feel warm and cozy as the winter winds blow outside. But this year? Not so much. I’ve taken requests, and will bake my family’s favorites…graham cracker toffee, Christmas bark, Cowboy and chocolate star cookies. I’m thinking this year, that might be it.
Maybe the baking spirit has eluded me this year because it’s been 50 degrees and sunny. So unlike Nebraska in December (I’m not complaining). Or maybe because it hasn’t snowed. Whatever the reason might be, I perfectly fine with it. Instead, I’ve filled the time I’d normally be baking by teaching the boys how to make homemade hot cocoa. We’ve watched more than our share of Christmas movies and cut out so many paper snowflakes our house looks like it’s been hit by a paper blizzard. The best kind of blizzard, in my opinion.
I have managed to make some cookies though. I’m not sure these qualify as Cowboy Cookies exactly, I’ve altered the recipe adding in cranberries, cinnamon and pecans. Maybe more of a dressed up version of Cowboy Cookies? After all, it is the holiday season.
Christmas Cowboy Cookies
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