I am in the Christmas mood and Christmas means cookies!
I cleaned the whole house yesterday and then pulled the Christmas
decorations out of the garage. We won't be at our house for Christmas this year so I was feeling kind of bummed about not getting a tree this year. Once I had everything cleaned I thought...I might as well keep sprucing up the place (to tree pun intended:). It is always fun to look at ornaments from the past years and dig out the garland, lights and stockings.
Speaking of stockings...we had an addition to the family this year so I
had to make another stocking for our pup! It turned out pretty good, if I do say so. I'm looking forward to the number of stockings growing in the future but for now our little family of two and a pup is great!
James set up the front room lights on a timer so I don't have to remember to turn them on. It was like magic when the sun was dimming and the
colorful lights glowed on! I am so lucky to have a beautiful home, a cute puppy and a man who loves me so much!
Now back to the cookies, where this whole post started! I signed up to make some cookies for a baby shower at school for two of our teachers. So, I decided to try out a new sugar cookie recipe since it was so close to Christmas. I've never really found a sugar cookie recipe that tastes good, is easy to work with both for drop cookies and roll out, and that doesn't completely melt when cooked. But, I think I may have found a winner! I tried it out before the shower ('cause you can't ever take a new recipe to a party without trying it!) and they turned out amazing! The dough doesn't need to be chilled, it can be rolled out or dropped on the pan, sugar coated or frosted! No wonder why it won the blue ribbon at the state fair! Here's the link if you'd like to try it out.
Here's to Christmas decorations, cookies, eggnog, but most of all here's to Jesus' birth.