It's NATIONAL COOKIE DAY!
I'm not a baker, but my mom sure is :) These are the entire family's favorite cookies EVER! Check out the recipe, try it, and let us know what you think in the comments! We've subbed in cherries instead of cranberries, but to be honest, it wasn't the same. We've also tried without a dried fruit and again, not the same. So much experimentation with this recipe, but the original is definitely the best!
Original recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens
2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a 1 1/2-inch-thick log. Wrap each log in waxed paper; twist the ends lightly. Chill for at least 2 hours or up to 2 days. If we really want to eat it ASAP, we throw it in the freezer for an hour or so :)
3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Cut chilled or frozen logs into 1/4-inch rounds. Place cookie dough about 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes or browned on the bottoms. We prefer them to be pretty doughy in the middle, but once we burnt them and they were crispy on the bottom and still REALLY yummy.
4. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks; cool.
Christmas cookies and happy hearts, that is how the holidays start! For some more cookie goodness check out what a few of my friends are sharing today.