Top 10 holiday cookies (and their recipies)

That’s right! Look no further than your daily “spoon full of sugar” (me, innerspaeth) to help you with your holiday baking needs! Below is the ultimate list. If you have an addition or subtraction let me know!

1. cut-out cookies Any shape. Any size. Anytime!

2. Peanut Butter Blossoms Who would disagree with a hint of peanut butter mixed with a kiss?

3. Thumbprints For medium thumb sizes only!

4. Any kind of Biscotti Chocolate Almond will just have to do.

5. Paula’s Five Layer Bars These are made with pure cellulite, FYI.

6. Cranberry Shortbread Bars Love at first bite.

7. Peanut Butter Jelly Bars and there’s nothing wrong with a little PB repetition!

8. Macaroons Christmas is just not complete without.

9. The Gingerbread Man
or in my case MEN. You’ve got to have more than one…. COOKIE!

10. Chocolate Chip Nobody can make a chocolate chip cookie like my Nana!

Why Wegmans is the BEST: Reason #2

Fresh baked bread. Daily. Hourly. Even late!

I usually make at least 3 trips to Wegmans over the weekend, sometimes 4. Now, Saturday I spent most of the day cleaning my house and getting it “Christmas ready” and then headed out to grab a few items for dinner. I decided it would be delicious to have some fresh baked bread to accompany my pasta, but was unsure whether the bread would still be warmly fresh at 6PM like it is at 6AM.

Well that was silly! Of course it will be warm! It’s Wegmans!!!

The moment my hand hit the freshly wrapped bread package I could feel the warmness and I nearly melted. It was 6PM! They were still churning out the freshly baked bread! This is why I love Wegmans. They work late for the people, like me, who might come in at 6PM hoping for a warm loaf of bread for dinner. This is why it’s brand is so strong! They know what I’m looking before I even THINK to ask! Brilliant!

So like a goober, I totally savored in my warm bread moment. I brought it to my face and closed my eyes. I took a deep breath, breathing in it’s freshly baked goodness and exhaled. Slowly. Then I looked at the loaf and said “mmmmmmmmmmm!” and as I was about to turn around and head for the pasta sauce I noticed the bread baker behind the counter was staring at me. He just smiled and then went back to his business. At first I was self conscious, but then I realized – He enjoyed watching my warm bread moment! He loved the fact that I was oozing over the bread he just baked and put out on the shelf. I didn’t even have to say anything for him to feel my excitement thus my thanks. And that my friends is non-verbal communication at it’s finest!

There we have reason #2. I beg you to test my observation and go looking for a freshly baked bread around 6PM at Wegmans. You’ll surely be as delighted as I was. Make sure to enjoy the warm bread moment too – the baker appreciates it!