I had so many different ideas that I would have liked to have made for the calendar; I suppose I could have made the rejects for Crumbs and Corkscrews, but I’m not sure even I cold have squeezed in a different batch of cookies, every day until Christmas. I’m not sure that Ian would have been able to eat that many cookies either. So, I decided to create the ones I thought fitted with a festive holiday theme.
Everyone says they eat with their eyes as much as their mouth, and I am no exception. The prettier, the brighter or the more intricate the dish in front of me is, the more likely I am to enjoy it. I came across these 4th of July cookies by Just a Taste on Foodgawker back in the summer, and the simplicity of the design and the boldness of the red, white and blue swirls had me captivated, and had me thinking how I could create something for Christmas.