- Sugar cookies (these are the traditional one)
- Pumpkin cookies
- Scottish shortbread cookies with chopped pecans
- Gingerbread cookies
- Springerle cookies
- Molasses cookies (if time permits)
Two of the Christmas gifts are actually baked goods, which haven't been made either. I am giving Scottish baps to my uncle and a chocolate cake to my sister-in-law. The baps can be made in advance and frozen until the day before Christmas. The cake I can't make until the day before Christmas Eve. (I feel I should mention here that, no, I'm not Scottish. Well, I have a smidgen, but it's hardly a drop in the bucket. I cook Scottish food because I love the simple recipes and the rich [fatty] outcomes).
The Christmas Eve dinner hasn't been planned yet. Which is a nice way of saying, I have no frickin idea what I plan to serve these people! I have one picky eater who only likes to eat chicken Parmesan, a child who is pickier than her mother (hard to believe), a vegetarian who won't even eat vegetable soup if its made from a meat stock, and 2 devoted carnivores who think vegetables are icky. Short of making personal, individualized dishes, I don't know what to do. The idea of just cooking what I want to cook and telling everybody to either eat what is on the table or starve sounds really tempting. Do you have a better idea?