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My Favorite Things – Holiday Baking

(At least, I think I still like doing it…) Growing up in my family, the holidays just weren’t the holidays without our having at least 13 batches of home-baked cookies on hand.  In addition to helping bake the cookies, my “job” was often to arrange the cookie plate with cookies selected from each of the 13 tins.  I still like to bake, but these days my holiday baking is more for giving away to friends and family.  Why?  Because I now prefer the taste of almond flour to white flour, and I also try to avoid eating sugar if I can. Therefore, this year I’ve decided I will try and “make-over” a few holiday cookie recipes so that my husband and I can enjoy the spirit of the season without feeling like beached whales by the end of it.   In addition to my standard must-have-in-the-house/freezer-at-all-times Chocolate Oat Almond Flour Cookies with Crystallized Ginger (pictured in the middle, below), I’ve now made Almond Macaroons (top of plate, below) and Coconut Macaroons (bottom of plate, below.) The Almond …