Where you live, does it snow for Christmas? It used to snow here religiously every year. (Actually, I remember being a kid and trick-or-treating in the snow on Halloween some years!) Alas, we haven’t been guaranteed a white Christmas for the past four years or so.
Which is a crying shame, really…there’s just something about a blanket of white that makes Christmas feel so special.
The other night we had our second snowfall of the season. Late at night, right before bed, Mike told me he had a surprise for me. He grabbed my hand and took me to the window. As he opened the curtains I all but squealed in delight – there was snow! Only about an inch, but it was still lovely. Of course it was completely melted by noon the next day, lol. But I’m still holding out hope for a white Christmas – there’s snow in the forecast for next week so we’ll see!
This recipe (which is day number five of my 7 Days of Festive Holiday Treats) always reminds me of snow, Christmas, and holiday festivities in general. I make a batch for the holiday season in early December every year, and the cookies keep quite well for about three weeks. Sometimes I’ll dip the bottoms in dark chocolate and other times I’ll drizzle white chocolate on top, but I admit, they’re absolutely perfect as they are.
And if you’d like to try a gluten-free, naturally-sweetened version of this recipe, here’s their sister biscotti: Toasted Coconut-Almond Biscotti. Either way you can’t go wrong!