It seems that everyone has at least one special tradition that must take place each Christmas. Whether it's hanging a special ornament on the tree, or having a certain dish at the dinner table. Without it, Christmas just doesn't feel like Christmas. For us, that tradition is baking Aunt Chick cookies.
Aunt Chick was not my aunt. She was a local newspaper columnist whose real name was Nettie McBirney. In addition to her cooking column, she was also well known for her cookie cutters and other baking gadgets.
This is the box of cookie cutters we have used every year throughout my entire life. It was originally my grandmothers and it's at least 50 years old. We still use these cookie cutters every year.
One of the finished products: a Santy cookie.
Fortunately, Aunt Chick's cookie cutters are still being produced. They can be purchased at Gramma's Cutters, Inc.