Cookies, Traditions & The Holiday Spirit

Can you believe Christmas time is here already? Where did the time go?! There are so many things to look forward to during the Christmas season. Whether you listen to Christmas music all month long (if you’re anything like me, maybe even a bit longer!), bake cookies, watch your favorite Christmas movies, or go to church. Whatever it may be, we recognize the people we get to celebrate with, make holidays all the more special.

Maybe this year, some of you are starting a new tradition or carrying out the ones from previous generations.

As for the TBC Family, our favorite tradition has been from our one and only Jamie Bagge. She has been baking the same cookies for about 40 years every Christmas. This Scandinavian recipe was passed along from her mother-in-law. She would make these beautiful cookies every Christmas, and Jamie wanted to share that same experience with others.

Over the years, Jamie would get creative in the kitchen by adding a bit of her very own German influence, baking some delicious gingerbread and Christmas stollen. She shares her Christmas stollen with her family and pastors each year. What makes it so special is in the details for her. As it’s folded over, it represents the swaddling cloth of Jesus in the manger.

The Bagge family has made it a tradition in their home by eating these lovely treats after Christmas dinner with some good ol’ eggnog mixed with Vernor’s ginger ale. One recommendation Jamie has is that “it must be Vernor’s brand. Only ginger ale connoisseurs understand Vernor’s. Canada Dry just doesn’t cut it.”

Jamie hasn’t just kept this tradition within her own family but has expanded that to the TBC Family by incorporating these recipes.

They have been a hit every year!

I will say, if you have yet to purchase the gingerbread man from our Holiday Cookie Platter, you are missing out; he is just too cute not to eat!

As you can see, these recipes are anything but ordinary – they’re something that has been carried out for generations. A recipe can be a simple thing, but the love and stories passed down from these simple traditions make the Holidays all the sweeter.

We are so grateful to have such a delicious tradition included on our menu. If you have yet to try these wonderful cookies, we hope you give it a try and allow our tradition to become yours too!

We look forward to receiving your orders in the years to come! Happy Holidays!

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