Christmas Cookies

Somebody asked me, “Father, what’s your favorite Christmas cookie?”

Hi, this is Fr. Rocky with another Advent Inspiration.

Hmmm … what’s my favorite Christmas cookie? Now, that’s a hard one because there’s so many to choose from. And the very thought of it reminds me of the kitchen in the home I grew up in with my mother wearing an apron and putting tin tray after tin tray of Christmas cookies into the oven. And that rich, sweet smell was all over the house – especially upstairs because heat rises!

She started baking those cookies on December 6, the Feast of St. Nicholas, and kept at it until Christmas Eve. But by the time Christmas Day arrived, they were all gone. The 8 Hoffman children had eaten them all! I suppose we should have called them “Advent Cookies” because they didn’t make it to Christmas.

So what’s my favorite Christmas cookie?  The one I just ate.

I wonder what Fr. Simon’s favorite Christmas cookie is?

And what’s yours?

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Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, "Fr. Rocky" is the Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio and a priest of Opus Dei.