I had that initial plan to bake 2-3 types of cookies for the holidays, just to have the apartment smell divine, and then ship as many of them as possible to hubby's work and get them out of my diet-induced reach.
I started yesterday with a small batch of lemon cookies that turned out pretty decent. I'm keeping those since hubby likes them and I'm not particularly fond of lemon, so they're safe.
Then, I had to go to downtown Chicago for a couple of errands and ended up walking all the way to Greektown just to see how it looks like. It's mostly restaurants, but it also has a bakery cafe that carries Greek Xmas treats: melomakarona and kourambiedes. The prices were only a bit higher than in Athens, from what my mother told me! So, I ended up getting a couple of each just for the season's sake.
I might have enough ingredients for a simple shortbread, but I'm addicted to shortbread so I don't know what I'll do..