Today's New York Times Sunday magazine has a Christmas cookie story that is so perfect for this group that I just had to share it. Aside from the recipes (that Yugoslavian Christmas Cookie recipe is quite intriguing) and the example (woman bakes 500 dozen cookies with only one oven), there are so many details that I lingered over. The kitchen that is a "museum of appliances" (wonder what she would say about my 40-year-old Osterizer) and the friends who save See's Candies boxes so she can package the cookies.
The article has links to all the past NYT cookie recipes, too. Happy baking.