Ice Breaker – Christmas Cookies

Ice Breaker

Each week on The Stretched Blog, I ask an ice breaker question. The questions are designed to help us get to know each other here in The Stretched Community. I’ll provide my answer to the question here in the post, and then you can leave your response in the comments. While you’re in the comments section, see how others answered the ice breaker question.

Our family spent several hours last Saturday together making Christmas cookies to enjoy and to send to some neighbors, friends, and relatives.  This is always a dangerous time in our house as the flour, sugar, and butter start taking over the place.  This week’s Stretched Ice Breaker is inspired by the Stolpe Family Cookie Bake-Off.


Question:  What is your favorite Christmas cookie?

My Answer:  My favorite Christmas cookie is the Swedish Spritz cookie.  It’s just the right mix of sugar, flour, butter, and anise flavoring.  I remember making these cookies with my mom every year.  She’d help us make the dough, and she let my brother and I use the cookie press to make the cookies.  The best part was always eating some of the raw cookie batter that oozed out of the cookie press.  The next best part was always testing the first few cookies when the cookies came out of the oven.

If you’re looking for a way to win over the Stretched Blogger, you can’t go wrong with plate of Swedish Spritz cookies (you could also try shortbread cookies, snickerdoodle cookies, and bourbon balls).

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