I just got back from one of my favorite holiday traditions that I inherited when marrying the hubs – Friends Cookie Party.
To say I lucked out, is an understatement! Not only did I meet my future husband upon moving to Minnesota, but I also inherited his awesome group of college friends.
I still remember meeting this group for the first time. Boy was I nervous! It was a New Year’s Eve Party and I had only been dating the hubs for about a month. I had already heard all about his college friends and how much they meant to him, so I knew this was going to be an important first meeting.
So I crossed my fingers, and hoped they liked me for me and that I liked them too! Turns out they were one of the nicest most welcoming groups of people I have met in a long time. Despite knowing all of them knowing each other for so long and sharing so many things in their past, they made me feel so incredibly comfortable and included.
And I don’t know about you, but I feel like the older I get the harder it becomes to make real connections with people. Not because people are not nice but because life is busy, everyone has their own friends, families, jobs and truthfully, it’s a lot of work sometimes to put yourself out there and take a chance.
Well for me that New Year’s night, I hit the jackpot. I was accepted into a tight group of longtime friends along with the man who ended up becoming my hubs. Win win 😍
Cheers to good friends!
To celebrate good friends and my first ever Sweet Poppy Seed Holiday Cookie Week, I give you Ginger Molasses Cookies. Soft, chewy, a slight sugary crunch and of course that ginger molasses flavor that warms your belly and heart with holiday cheer.
They come together effortlessly and save beautifully in a sealed container right next to your Christmas tree or your coffee pot. This was our cookie choice for this year’s Friends Cookie Party, and they turned out perfect to eat and share 🍪 🍪 🍪
Recipe slightly adapted from Taste of Home.