I haven’t baked cookies for Christmas in ages. Mainly because it was just my husband and I and we usually traveled at this time of the year. My generous husband bought me a Kitchen Aide stand mixer some years back, but I hardly ever pull it out. This year is different! My little sister is coming to stay with us for a week since losing her husband, as well as our Mother. I thought it would be nice to have a Christmas celebration along the same lines as when we were kids. Loads of goodies. So I’ve started off with the regular cast of cookies, but with a couple of twists. My husband has to have chocolate chip with nuts. I found a different type of Toll House brand, mint & chocolate, two different flavored chips in one bag. Then we have Oatmeal with dried cranberries instead of raisins. I love Peanut Butter cookies nice and crisp. Then for the chocolate lovers, from Hershey’s Kitchen, Very Chocolate Chocolate Cookie, yum-o. A batch of Blondies or Carmel Cuts to some people (we called them Haole Brownies), a favorite from our school days. We have to have our paternal grandmothers ginger bread! I threw in Mini Bundt® sized Rum Cakes for fun, and last but certainly not least of all, my first attempt at gingerbread men. This is a little too much for four people, so I have boxed some up and visited with neighbors, after through taste-testing of course. I would love to hear about everyone else’s Christmas cookies, what are you making?