Don't look too closely at the oven floor - I need to run the self-cleaning cycle one of these days!
Those are my Ginger Crinkles, only one tray didn't crinkle! They taste great, however, probably my #2 favorite cookie.
And I also made these:
These are Cranberry Almond biscotti -- a relatively new Christmas favorite.
Then I made Younger Son's favorite cookies - his aunt's butter cookies. I really dislike making rolled cookies, but for him . . . .even though he won't be home, they will be sent to him.
I also made the dough for "Mrs. Greenhill's Shortbread" which is my favorite cookie. This recipe came from my brother's 2nd grade teacher, way back in the late 1960's, and they've graced the table every Christmas. I like them because they're not too sweet, and I can make the dough way ahead of time and keep it in the fridge or freezer until I have time to bake them.
And of course, now my kitchen looks like this:
I also put the lights on our Christmas tree!