Since it’s already 5 December (gasp), I thought it was due time to stand in the kitchen all afternoon, covered in flour, singing Bruno Mars, and doing burpees in between baking sessions. And by that I mean baking Christmas cookies!
But not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill 12-25 Days of Christmas cookie celebration. Oh no. These 12 days will feature unique cookies based on the wonderful song that we all know and love (and forget the words to): The Twelve Days of Christmas.
So, without further ado, I present Day 1: Twelve Drummers Drumming
I was sitting outside under a tree, wondering what cookie I could make that would represent a drummer. A drum-shaped cut-out cookie? Nah, too boring, nevermind the fact that I strongly dislike cutout cookies of all kinds. A life-size chocolate drum? A ginormous drum cake that I could pop out of?
Then it hit me. On the head actually. I felt a bit like Newton and the apple as I picked up the good ole New York buckeye that hit me on the head. “Brilliant,” I thought, “I’ll make buckeyes!” *
Why buckeyes? The sound they make falling is like the sound of a drum, just like 12 drummers drumming…
Twelve Drummers’ Buckeyes
*Events and names may have been changed due to privacy issues. Also, events may be purely fictional, but hey, believe what you want.