Cookies are an appealing way to slip into the onslaught on the holidays. The lists, the shopping, the decorating, the holiday cards -- all that overwhelming list of stuff comes later. Cookies are a small, sweet way to step through the doorway.
At the end of this series of connected incidents, our cookie tray is beginning to take shape.
The same combinations of circumstance and happenstance are working in millions of heads right now, in home kitchens and restaurant kitchens. What influences, what magazines, what cookbooks, family members, dietary considerations -- what's the recipe going into the holiday planning potion wherever you are?