copyright the Chronicle December 11, 2013
by Natalie Hormilla
Some years ago, when we got tired of too many Christmas gifts with too little meaning, we started to give away Christmas cookies.
The whole process is beautiful. We bake together, listen to Christmas tunes, talk about the people we’ll give them to, sip amaretto, and just hang out as a family.
The best part is giving them. The cookies we make for Christmas make their appearance just once a year. They have a way of inspiring talk about those past family members who carried the recipes into the present.