Christmas cookies.

Is there anything that screams “the holidays” more than sitting next to the Christmas tree, eating Christmas cookies?

These sweet treats are easily one of my favorite things about the Christmas season. And even though they may not all turn out well, the mere act of using cookie cutters and icing bags always brings that characteristic nostalgia of the holidays.

They may make a mess, but some of my fondest memories are baking dozens of cookies with my loved ones. And, of course, eating the sugary wonder that they are!

Cara Pedrosa is a senior at Davis High School.