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In a way, I guess I could say that I actually will be working on Christmasy things today, as my main focus for the day [other than a stint of writing/studying] is to see how far I can get in getting two large, belated Christmas gifts completed. They may be half done -- maybe a little more than half. So we will see how that goes. They are still a secret so I can't post pictures. I'll just say there is lots of felt, cutting, and gluing involved.
I also wanted to share a Christmas cookie recipe for those who may be in the baking mode today. I haven't made these cookies, but they are on my want-to-try list: Spritz Holly Wreaths. This pressed cookie recipe contains cream cheese, so the cookies wouldn't dry out as quickly as a regular spritz.
Spritz wreaths were a part of my childhood Christmas memories, as they were among the baked goods sold at a church Christmas fair we usually attended. So pretty -- ruffly white wreaths trimmed with bits of red and green candied cherries. I vowed to make cookies like that myself someday, and when I grew up and acquired a cookie press and a kitchen of my own, I did just that. I also found that the wreath shapes broke apart very easily once baked. So I'm hoping that this recipe may solve that problem. Maybe you would like to try this recipe, too!