One of my favorite moments on Christmas morning as a child was to sneak out of bed early in the wee hours while everyone else was still sleeping to see what Santa had left in my stocking. My mom and dad decided early on that stockings were fair game. I realize now as an adult, this allowed them a few extra hours of precious sleep on Christmas morning, but at the time it was pure heaven for me to explore all the bounty stuffed within my sock so carefully hung by the chimney. Our family didn’t have the special stockings one finds today, with names embroidered on them and intricate embellishments. No, each year I and my siblings went to our sock drawers and looked for the longest, sturdiest, socks we could find and tacked them on the chimney ledge hoping that we would find them filled to the brim with candy and trinkets come Christmas morning. Inevitably I would find the required apple, orange, and various nuts still in their shells, hard penny candy and maybe a chocolate or two. It was enough, and I was grateful.
Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Crescents are a small nod to a simpler time. Buttery crescents that melt in your mouth, dipped in rich chocolate and covered in nuts. It doesn’t get much better than that.
25 Days of Christmas Cookies:
Day 4 – Lemon Cardamom Wreaths
Day 3 – Black and White Peppermint Bars
Day 2 –Iced Ginger Stars
Day 1 –Russian Rocks
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