December 22, 2021

Holiday Memories: Cookies and Gingerbread for the Holidays

I hope you're all ready for Christmas - it's just three days away. It's been another challenging year for us all, but brighter days are ahead. I hope you are able to enjoy this time with those near and dear. For the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing a few of my favorite holiday memories from years past. This blog was originally posted one year ago on December 23, 2020. Enjoy this encore blog! If you're busy baking cookies and other treats, be sure to visit for a scrumptious selection of recipes. 

I hope you are all enjoying these last couple of days before Christmas despite pandemic guidelines to keep parties and other gatherings small and intimate.

This year, I wasn't able to have my annual holiday party at my Bedford, New York farm. I usually invite more than 200-guests for an open house through three buildings, each with a different and festive theme. Some of last year's party photos are in the December 2020 issue of my magazine "Martha Stewart Living" - I hope you have your copy; it's on newsstands now. Among the main features at the event - my elaborate gingerbread village and the thousands of cookies we baked and decorated for my guests.

Here are more photos from December 2019, enjoy.