Christmas and cookies go together perfectly, and you can’t eat a cookie without a cold glass of milk to wash it down. Each year the women in our family come together to make batches and batches of cookies for Christmas. We enjoy spending the quality time together and giving platters of cookies and goodies to our friends and neighbors makes us feel warm and fuzzy inside. Giving our homemade treats lets us share our Christmas cheer with others.
This year, we baked several batches of cookies well before our norm in preparation of our open house event at the creamery. We hosted Christmas at the Creamery for our second time and it was a huge success. We held farm tours, handed out a lot of hot chocolate and even had a milk and cookies booth. Anytime we have an event on the farm, its takes many days of groundwork, but the reward is well worth it. We enjoy being hospitable and helping to educate our guests about the dairy industry.
As a farm family and operators of our own creamery, we work hard all year long, and at times it feels like its all for not. However, each time we host an event we are reminded, that so many people enjoy coming to the farm where they get to experience the farm life for an afternoon. I have had countless people express their appreciation to our family for opening up our farm. They learn so much and greatly enjoy our family’s farm story. Hearing their praise and gratitude and seeing their cheerful smiles as they wave good-bye makes all our effort worthwhile.
So next time you sit-down and eat a cookie (or two) with a glass of milk, remember the farmers who work hard all year long to bring them to your table.
Wishing you all many thanks and a very Merry Christmas!
*** Chewy Ginger Snap Cookie recipe can be found here: ultimate-chewy-ginger-snaps
Here, Aubrey Fletcher, writes little cheese tid-bits or pieces about the farm. Enjoy!