I HAVEN’T ABANDONED YOU, HALLOWEEN.
I JUST LOVE COOKIES, OKAY?
Cookies are my favorite part of Christmas.
ANYWAY, THIS IS THE CHRISTMAS COOKIE BOOK TAG.
THE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE
The cookie that’s comforting in any season
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!
The cookie that is tough to bite into, but totally worth the effort
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.
It was worth it purely for the beautiful descriptions of Pacific Northwest sea life.
The cookie that comes in all shapes and sizes
Give a diverse recommendation
I spied a nonbinary character in The 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
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.
I am SO ANGRY at my treacherous heart.
The cookie with the name that you can’t say without smiling
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.”
IT’S ABOUT THE COLOR BLUE.
Christopher Moore’s plots are so bizarrely creative. I love it.
The cake that should NEVER have been made into a cookie
A book that you could do without
I expected more from 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
The book that has the best writing and/or world building
IN THE DREAM HOUSE IS SO GOOD.
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.
It brings me joy.
COOKIES BAKED ESPECIALLY FOR SANTA
Share a book you plan on reading this holiday season
Small Town Hearts looks very sweet.
I HAVE BEEN HEARING NICE THINGS.
I want to close out the year on a high note.
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)
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?
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.
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.