I have a simple question to ask you. What is a Christmas cookie? I've celebrated Christmas every year of my life, but today was the first time I ever thought about the what the term actually means (my son says I have too much time on my hands). When I looked it up online, the definition read "A sugar cookie, usually cut in festive shapes, that is made and eaten at Christmas." Really? Could I have been doing it wrong all these years?
Does Christmas mean December 25th, or does it include the entire holiday season? Would it still be a Christmas cookie if you ate it on Thanksgiving? Or New Years Eve? What about other types of cookies? If I make Chocolate Truffle cookies, for example, can they technically be called Christmas cookies? And should I wait until Christmas to serve them?
Who are Christmas cookies for? I know a lot of people, myself included, make up platters of them for friends and neighbors or take them to Christmas parties. Santa always gets a plate of them, too, of course. But I know you must have heard of someone who hides the cookies they bake because "they're for Christmas". Does that mean you can't bake Christmas cookies for your own household to enjoy?
I want to know what you think!