Christmas at the Long Shot Farm

Following German tradition, we share presents on Christmas Eve, after days of baking cookies, making Christmas candy and deserts and finally, on the 24th, preparing a big dinner and spending the evening with family.  All of the preparation is team work, with everyone pitching in!  Our holiday cookies for 2010 included:
  • peanut butter cookies
  • peanut blossom cookies
  • oatmeal (with coconut, walnuts, and raisins)
  • Italian Christmas cookies (with ricotta cheese and icing)
  • lemon stars
  • ginger snaps
  • apricot turnovers
  • nut tarts
  • pinwheels (with dates)
  • cut out butter cookies – decorated with icing
Candies included chocolate truffles and marzipan/apricot delights.  Other deserts included lemon bars, peach pie, blackberry pie, custard pie and spice cake. 

Everyone, including Tina’s parents, arrived by lunchtime on Christmas eve – by that time the turkey had been stuffed and put in the oven, and all side dishes had been “prepped”.  Basically, we did a re-run on Thanksgiving dinner, since you can’t beat a good turkey 🙂