Cookies with a taste of the holidays

By Olivia Fowler

For the Courier

We often associate cookies with Christmas, but I believe there are plenty of other holidays that can do with a good cookie, like Thanksgiving and Easter.

For one thing, there are usually so many rich foods on the table, even thinking about a heavy dessert can make a person a little queasy.

So maybe it’s time to turn to a treat that’s just a little lighter. One cookie will not have as much impact as one slice of pie or cake.

I really like the featured cookies this week.

You certainly don’t have to make all four varieties, and if you choose gingerbread men, remember, you can always use a different-shaped cookie cutter if you think it’s not the right time of year for the familiar figure to appear on the dessert table.

Please enjoy and have a safe, happy and possibly Zoom-filled holiday.