The Blog Tech and I baked together yesterday. We made thumbprint cookies. And we had lots of fun.
My mother made these when I was small. She made them every Christmas before she died when she was just 40 years old. I still have the recipe in her handwriting. I've made a few changes but I still love getting her recipes out. Here is my version of this recipe: http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2010/12/thumbprint-cookies.html
Though I hardly remember her, and my kids never came close to knowing her, at least we can still have all of her Christmas cookies each year.
People have been asking me what I do with all of these cookies. I wrap them up and give them to neighbors, police and firemen.
There is a recluse that lives a few blocks away. For years I have placed a plate of my cookies by the door on her front porch each Christmas eve. I always drive by 15 minutes later and the cookies are gone. She has dropped me a note a couple of times saying she doesn't know what she has ever done to receive such a gift, but thanks me profusely for thinking of her.