As promised on Friday, there were double chocolate shortbread cookies made in my house this weekend. The recipe came from this blog http://theviewfromthegreatisland.blogspot.com/2011/12/double-dark-chocolate-shortbread.html which I found through HuffPost Taste on Facebook ~ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/12/holiday-cookie-recipes-christmas_n_1135202.html?utm_hp_ref=taste&ir=Taste&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009#slide=1867176. Some recipes should not be altered. This and many others can be found and made now that you have the original!
I must tell you that my Christmas spirit was temporarily impacted by the recent school shooting. I am an educator and proud of my profession. I am married to a teacher of 37 years. He is my inspiration and my life… my hero. My nephew lives in Newtown and I know that though he and his wife are still holding their little one tightly and safely at home, the event will leave an indelible mark.
And so I am gingerly working to recapture my spirit, with gentle carols playing, dinner in the dutch oven, cookies to bake and gifts to start wrapping. I promise to do some more sharing later. For now… count your blessings, hug your loved ones, and as always… Enjoy!