Christmas and cookies are made for each other like puppies and cuddles. It’s a law of nature. In this blog post, author Jo Elizabeth Pinto discusses a cookie her grandma used to make. Legend has it that her grandma and the other young ladies in the tiny New Mexican village where she grew up held competitions to see who could cut out the most intricate flower and crescent moon patterns with the tips of their paring knives without breaking them. The treat is so good that in 1989, New Mexico made it the official state cookie. Don’t worry, a recipe is included.