Fairy lights, cookies, baking, family… oh yeees, Christmas is just around the corner. And I LOVE it. I am cynical and bitchy about so many things in life, but Christmas always brings out the best in me. I love everything about it. The tacky music, the amazing smell from the Christmas markets in my city, the beautiful light, the quality time with loved ones and of course all the amazing food.
Like every year, just before the first advent weekend, I spent the last weekend at my parents house and we just baked, baked and baked some more. My Mum, my Grandma and me took care of the classic cookies. Chocolate bread, sugar cookies, jam filed sugar cookies and two types of macaroons. And my Dad, as always, is in charge of the spanish sweets. He makes some kick-ass authentic polvorones de almendras (will do a post about that later). They are to die for and no one else has the patience to make them… I am very enthusiastic about eating them though.