Discover more from The Retroist
Get your Holidays going with some Pillsbury Christmas Cookies
Ah, the fond memories of our beloved Christmas cookie-making tradition with my family. Each year, as December rolled around, our kitchen would transform into a bustling hub of festive cheer. The delightful aroma of freshly baked treats would envelop the air, filling our hearts with warmth and joy. Our recipe of choice? The timeless classic - butter cookies. Renowned for their exquisite taste and, interestingly enough, their tendency to become rock-hard if left uneaten for more than 48 hours. Thus, we were left with two options: devour them swiftly or dunk them in milk to salvage their scrumptiousness.
During these joyous cookie-making sessions, I was entrusted with an important role: the cookie decorator extraordinaire. Armed with an assortment of vibrant colored sugar, I would painstakingly adorn each cookie with sugary designs, transforming them into edible works of art. However, I had a not-so-secret secondary mission as well – the honorable task of sneaking spoonfuls of delectable cookie batter when the watchful eyes of my family were momentarily diverted. Oh, the blissful delight of indulging in that uncooked goodness! Though, I must admit, my enthusiastic consumption often led to a state of "cookie sickness" by the end of the night. Nevertheless, my joy remained undiminished.
As the days flew by, our eager cookie-making endeavors would often result in the swift disappearance of our delectable creations. By the second week of December, our initial batch would dwindle, leaving us with an empty cookie jar and a yearning for more. Instead of embarking on the messy and time-consuming task of baking another round, we would typically resort to store-bought alternatives or the ever-reliable Pillsbury dough log. Oh, the convenience and simplicity of those ready-made delights!
Ah, yes, the Pillsbury dough log, a true savior for our ravenous sweet tooth. We devoured those cookies with such gusto that a single log would vanish before our very eyes. Aware of our insatiable appetites, my mother would caution us, reminding us that once the limited supply of two or three logs she had purchased was depleted, our cookie extravaganza would come to an end. Alas, it was a rare occurrence to have any cookies left by the time Christmas Eve arrived. They were devoured without hesitation, leaving behind only a few stray crumbs and a lingering desire for more.
And then, my dear compatriots, this very advertisement captures my attention, weaving a tapestry of enchantment and whimsy. It showcases an array of magical shapes that can be crafted by simply cutting circles of dough and reshaping them into stars, hearts, trees, and other wondrous forms. Oh, the possibilities that unfold before our eyes! The mere thought of deviating from our usual round cookies, sliced right off the log, fills me with excitement and wonder. It opens up a realm of creativity, where we can transform our cookie-making escapades into a vibrant exploration of shapes and forms.
In this fleeting moment, my imagination takes flight, envisioning a world where dough becomes a malleable canvas for our culinary artistry. The prospect of sculpting edible masterpieces, infusing our holiday cookies with an extra dash of enchantment, beckons us to embark on a thrilling journey of discovery.
So, my fellow bakers, let us embrace the transformative power of dough manipulation, unleashing our creativity to craft festive wonders from simple circles of cookie dough. Together, we shall venture into uncharted territories, pushing the boundaries of our baking prowess, and infusing our beloved traditions with a renewed sense of joy and delight.