Why this particular kind of cookie (the peanut butter blossom) has become associated with Christmas, I have no idea. But if I do not make them as part of my Christmas baking every year, there is general uproar from the other family members. I don't have anything against them, personally (except for their overt sweetness and high calorie count), but they are not my holiday favorite. I loved painting it though! I've decided to honor each of the cookies I make this year with a special 20 minute portrait like this one - a special way to remember this year's holiday! Watercolor, approx. 4" x 4 1/2".