The weather wasn’t exactly frightful, but cooking in shorts and a t-shirt with the windows open on Christmas Eve wasn’t really delightful either. It just didn’t feel a whole lot like Christmas. But my girl was home and I was happy and all felt right with the world. I loved having my family here for dinner and all of us squeezing around my farm table with my mom’s china and silver.
My girl was under the weather on Christmas, so we stayed in our pajama’s and ate cookies and drank tea. It was our license to watch all eight of the Harry Potter movies together and be unapologetic about it.
My cookie of choice this holiday was this macaroon. They are the simplest things to make. Nora uses unsweetened coconut and then adds a sweetener to it. I only had sweetened coconut flakes on hand so I just used it but omitted any additional sugar. Red and green sprinkles were perfect for Christmas:
They cook low and slow:
I didn’t add the bottom layer of chocolate. I think they’re so delicious just the way they are straight from the oven:
I made another batch for New Year’s Eve and used rainbow sprinkles:
This being my first gluten free Christmas, these little gems got me through:
Even though it wasn’t a white Christmas and felt more like Easter, I savored the time with my girl and the Tall Texan. My first round of gluten free holidays is under my belt and 2016 is already off to a great start.
This is my wish
my wish for the world
that peace would find it’s way
to every boy and girl
this is the time
the time for harmony
let love be the song
that everybody sings
fill the air with joyful noise
ring the bells and raise your voice
let there be peace on earth
let there be peace on earth.