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Sweet wishes for a very Merry Christmas

Cookies are a sweet tradition we're happy to continue at our home base in Bellingham. (Leslie Kelly)
Cookies are a sweet tradition we're happy to continue at our home base in Bellingham. (Leslie Kelly)

Well, we were scheduled to spend Christmas in Southern California, but the spiking COVID-19 case numbers convinced us to stay closer to home base in Bellingham.

The good news is that having access to a full kitchen means I can crank out the usual holiday treats, which have taken a hiatus in recent years. Our microwave/convection oven in the RV is pretty good, but not really set up for cooking baking. We're grateful for the oven.

Now, we're all set for the world's best toffee, homemade eggnog and a spice cookie that's straight-up awesome. The classic recipe is new to me and was shared by a friend of a friend, who found it on social media. Funny thing, this "viral" creation dates back to the 1970s when it appeared in Peg Bracken's "I Hate to Cook Book".  The recipe is cleverly called Elevator Lady Cookies

Those fragrant, slightly chewy treats are fairly easy to make and just perfect for dipping in that nog. Mmmmmerry Christmas, everyone!

 



Leslie Kelly
Leslie Kelly is a freelance writer.