I’ve been threatening to start my holiday baking for the last few weeks, but for some reason or other I haven’t gotten around to it. Today I finally took out the butter and got started. In years past, I made a lot of different cookies, packed them up in cute containers and handed them out to lots of friends. I’m not saying that I won’t be giving some away, but I that realized about this time last year that I baked because I wanted a stash of cookies around the house. Am I being selfish? I’d like to think not. I just have a serious love of cookies!
If you want to see someone who takes holiday baking to a new level, stop over at Palma’s blog and take a look at what she created last year in her kitchen. I know she’s up to more of the same and this year is also taking orders for her delectable cookies. If you’re in the Palm Desert area, you should seriously think about placing an order. I wish I lived next door so I could be her “taster”.
Today I started with the ever popular “nut balls”, using my mother’s recipe. Most will go into the freezer for future gifts, but I’m definitely keeping some out for my daily fix. As for my future endeavors, there will be more cookies, but I’m still trying to recreate the fabulous hazelnut cake that we ate in Piemonte. I never take photos in restaurants, but J. took this one for me and as I gaze at it I’m taken back to one incredible evening. I think I just might need to go back and order this torta one more time. Want to meet me in Acqui Terme?