I got a jump start on holiday cookies this year. Last weekend, I started to make Thanksgiving cookies. I cut out a bunch of circles, intending to revisit the pie cookies I made last year. But as I was looking down at all the naked blank circles, I decided they needed sweaters instead. I jumped right in and knocked off my first 25 holiday cookies of 2014. They are a bit of a throwback to last year’s nordic patterns, with a few twists and updates (as well as a few deer shapes thrown in.) It is still early. There is much much more to come.