More Holiday Traditions
Christmas is my favorite time of year, all the hustle and bustle heading into the holidays. Something about it just makes my heart sing, while at the same time, certain Christmas songs will bring unexplained tears to my eyes. I'm just a sap like that I suppose.
My dad brought home a cookie recipe to his mother when he was in the 4th grade ( we still have the oil skin book of recipes it came home in). Keep in mind, my dad is going on 79 years old so this recipe is like him, older than dirt (I jest, I jest!!) but for as long as I can remember, it was always part of our Christmas Cookie baking marathons. The recipe is titled Romance Cookies and they have a special place in my heart.
These delightful bar morsels are baked on a bed of shortbread and then topped with a gooey combination of all the usual suspects: eggs, brown sugar, flour, vanilla, shredded coconut, and toasted walnuts.
I think this year I may have to quadruple the recipe... they disappear like Santa and his reindeer on Christmas morning.
Preheat oven to 350F