Holly Wreaths

The greatest thing that I recall about my childhood is that we were so incredibly poor, but I never even knew it!

My memories of the Christmas holidays include so many happy moments with my family – ice skating, sledding, caroling, and of course baking.

Even now, I only recall a handful of the presents I received or maybe more important didn’t receive. But I remember the smell of gingerbread baking, the glittering table loaded with goodies, and oh, the sweet taste of my grandmother’s cookies. She made the best cookies.

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas in our house without at least one batch of her Holly Wreaths!

Please join me with Erin over at Dinner, Dishes, and Desserts as I share my beloved grandmother Margaret’s recipe for Holly Wreaths (a classic cream cheese spritz cookie).

Before you go, don’t forget, there’s still time to enter my Michael’s Gift Card Giveaway.

Until next time, do you have a holiday favorite that reminds you of your childhood?

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  1. 1

    Headed there now….they are beautiful!

  2. 2

    Headed over now. Gorgeous cookies.

  3. 3

    Those wreaths take me back to my own childhood memories, too, especially with the red hots!!

  4. 4

    Holiday cookie tradition can sure conjure up a lot of beloved memories with the family. My mom is not that much into baking these days, but we sure had some great times baking together in the past!

  5. 5

    Oh your photos are just gorgeous and tempting, Jen! Off to read your post~

  6. 6

    Awww, so cool! Headed over there now!
    Hey, I’m having a giveaway today, hope you stop by. And good luck!
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  7. 7

    Jen….what great memories and BEAUTIFUL pictures! Off to Erin’s to read the rest! : )

  8. 8

    “The greatest thing that I recall about my childhood is that we were so incredibly poor, but I never even knew it!” I have the same story, and I am so grateful for it! A home can be filled with fancy things, and can still be poor.

    Cookies look beautiful!

  9. 9

    Hi, just come over from Lizzy’s blog, this cookies is so beautiful!

  10. 10

    i like the colour and the shape of it.

  11. 11

    I saw this over at Erin’s blog. Love it for the holidays. Family recipes are the best kind.

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