Pj and Trudy spent a couple days in the kitchen baking Christmas cookies over the holidays. This is a uniquely american obsession. I remember when i was young and there would be huge cookie swaps, and piles of xmas cookies in all shapes and sizes covered with various forms of sugar. (My favorite’s were my aunt judy’s peanut butter balls and those ginger cookies with the Hershey’s kiss sitting on top!) At work I keep getting puzzled expressions and remarks such as, “Why is your biscuit shaped like a duck?”. “It’s hard to explain,” I tell them.