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Christmas Cookie Book Tag

I HAVEN’T ABANDONED YOU, HALLOWEEN.

I JUST LOVE COOKIES, OKAY?

Cookies are my favorite part of Christmas.

Well…presents are.

Then cookies.

Well…family time.

THEN cookies.

Well…

ANYWAY, THIS IS THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE BOOK TAG.

Gingerbread.jpg

THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE
The cookie that’s comforting in any season

cookies in ceramic plates

Name an old favorite

I LOOOVE dogs.

My whole life, my family has had lap dogs.

Because I’ve never had to live with one, my heart goes out to big doggos in literature.

My favorites are Good Dog Carl and Pinkerton of A Penguin Pup for Pinkerton.

Oh, and Clifford the Big Red Dog! Can’t forget about him!

 

BISCOTTI
The cookie that is tough to bite into, but totally worth the effort

Biscotti

A book that was difficult for you to get into, but you’re so glad you stuck through to the end

The last time I saw biscotti mentioned in a book, things turned tragic.

Otherwise, I would love some biscotti right now.

Especially lavender biscotti.

It took me ages to finish The Highest Tide.

Because it was my best friend’s favorite book, I powered through.

Highest Tide

It was worth it purely for the beautiful descriptions of Pacific Northwest sea life.

 

SUGAR COOKIES
The cookie that comes in all shapes and sizes

christmas tree shaped biscuits on plate

Give a diverse recommendation

I spied a nonbinary character in The Merciful Crow.

Merciful Crow

Additionally, both the protagonist and her adoptive father have dark skin.

Not bad for a debut fantasy.

 

PEANUT BUTTER BLOSSOMS
The underdog cookie that eventually became a Christmas favorite

peanuts

Name a character that slowly but surely grew on you

I spent an entire series hating Declan Lynch.

He’s now my favorite Lynch brother.

Call Down the Hawk

I am SO ANGRY at my treacherous heart.

 

SNICKERDOODLES
The cookie with the name that you can’t say without smiling

cinnamon and star anis spices

Name a book that made you smile or laugh

A former coworker called these cookies “snickernoodles.”

I STILL LAUGH ABOUT IT.

I can only describe Christopher Moore’s Sacre Bleu as “art history fanfic.”

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IT’S ABOUT THE COLOR BLUE.

Christopher Moore’s plots are so bizarrely creative. I love it.

 

FRUITCAKE COOKIES
The cake that should NEVER have been made into a cookie

fruitcake

A book that you could do without

I expected more from Monster, She Wrote.

Monster She Wrote

Even though both authors have PhDs, the book is little more than a collection of author profiles with less information than a Wikipedia page.

What a disappointment.

 

 

THE GINGERBREAD HOUSE
It’s more than just a cookie, it’s a masterpiece

santa s house decor

The book that has the best writing and/or world building

IN THE DREAM HOUSE IS SO GOOD.

In the Dream House

I WON’T STOP TALKING ABOUT IT.

I FEEL COMFORTABLE CALLING THIS BOOK “BEAUTIFUL” AND THAT’S NOT A FEELING I OFTEN HAVE.

Runner-up: Many Love by Sophie Lucido Johnson was unexpectedly lovely, particularly the final chapter.

Many Love

It brings me joy.

 

COOKIES BAKED ESPECIALLY FOR SANTA
Share a book you plan on reading this holiday season

candy celebration chocolate christmas

Small Town Hearts looks very sweet.

Small Town Hearts

I HAVE BEEN HEARING NICE THINGS.

I want to close out the year on a high note.

 

COOKIE SWAP
What’s your favorite holiday cookie?
(And if you’d like, share the recipe or the link to the recipe in the description box of your video)

person holding cookies

Oh dear.

My grandma used to make these Swedish almond cookies every Christmas.

I haven’t had them in years.

I love to make sugar cookies and brown sugar cookies as featured in Cook’s Illustrated.

Sounds like I’m got some baking to do this season.

 

A GLASS OF MILK TO WASH IT ALL DOWN
What’s your favorite Holiday drink?

cookie cup drink food

On very rare occasions, I order a white chocolate mocha.

During the holidays, I ask for peppermint and crushed candy canes.

IT TASTES LIKE NOSTALGIA AND FRESH SNOWFALL.

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My sister-in-law made some delicious no-bake cookies while I was in Spokane.

Aside from that, the only Christmas cookies I’ve had have been the herbs in my sugar cookie-flavored tea.

I NEED TO REMEDY THIS.

If you like, need, or want to do this tag, you are more than welcome.

I would love to see your favorite holiday drinks and/or cookie recipes.

Author:

She/her. 4w3. Lover of vegan cream cheese and performative angst. Seattle-based writer currently dabbling in socialism and progressive Christianity. I love to call out, complain, overreact, analyze, and reimagine. This site contains the fruit of that labor.

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