Today starts the cookie brigade. I'm making three of my late Mother's Christmas cookie recipes. The fourth, I've given up on. I just can't get them to work. She made it look so easy. I watch and helped for years. I thought it would be a no brainer. I thought wrong. This is a Bird's Nest cookie. I don't get this one exactly right either. My Dad and brothers however, think they are wonderful and welcome them every year. Those guys are the best.