As a kid, aside from getting to open one present on Christmas Eve, no tradition was more important in my house than baking and decorating cookies for Santa. My mom and my sisters and I would make Santa’s, and coincidentally, my dad’s favorite sugar cookies every year and decorate them as jolly snowmen and pretty snowflakes topped with green and red sprinkles and delicious icing. I used to always volunteer to clean up the sugary scraps of dough so I could sneak a taste (or two) here and there.
This year, I’m leaving the Christmas baking in the capable hands of the folks at Lucky’s Bakehouse and Creamery. Lucky’s is offering an extensive Christmas Menu this year which includes a Christmas Cookie Box filled with an assortment of 1 dozen cookies for only $13.99. If leaving Santa some saltine toffee, cocoa nib short bread or chocolate dipped hazelnut meringue won’t get me on the Nice List, then I don’t know what will!