I bake these cookies every year for the Low-Stress Cookie Party I attend. it's a win-win, you just come and eat cookies. You can bring some you have made, or not, all you have to do it show up. Then, if there's some left, we split them up and take them home. It's genius and we have been doing it for many years now.
I always think I will branch out, but then I don't, because these are so good and I only make them once a year. They use 2 sticks of butter for a 8" square pan, so you know. I know I have blogged about these before, but since I am repetitive, so is my blog.
Real Simple calls them Apricot Crumbles, but I have renamed them because they have ginger and they are a shortbread.
I'm trying to make sure I take the time to do fun holiday stuff right now—bake, make little gifts, wrap stuff, use too many stickers, that kind of thing. There's been a whole lot of driving and errand running with the 3 girls all in the nutcracker this year, so our days have been spent in a minivan suck hole, which is not my favorite. My brain is working over the whole— what do I have to do, vs. what do I want to do, and then deciding I should do what I want to do so I don't resent what I have to do, thing.