As I type these words (15 wpm), the fun is almost over. It is Christmas cookie baking time at the Schmitt's with Teresa's Nana and Papa Wink. Spritz cookies are the classics and are made with what look like giant caulking guns from a recipe passed down from the electric company (cookbook).
Other species of cookies were also created from scratch or at least an itch for sugar cookies. These were based upon a recipe from the late Aunt Heady (for some reason when you die you are considered late. This must be especially troubling for punctual people).