These are a few of my favorite things at Christmas...
Wood Carved Santa my son carved and painted for me when he was 10 or 11 (he's now 16). He also made me a couple of smaller wood Santas as well and they are some of my favorite decorations at Christmas time.
My sun ornament is one of my most treasured ornaments. I received it the same Christmas my mother passed away and it always reminds me of the last time I spent with her.
The Tools of Christmas!
Another favorite is my drawer full of cookie cutters! I love making cut out sugar cookies for the holidays. Its a tradition I've had with my kids since they were toddlers. I have the best recipe for sugar cookies, one you can mix and make right away no waiting to refrigerate them.
No Refrigerate Sugar Cookies
- 1 Cup of Butter (Room Temp)
- 1 Cup of Granulated Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 Tsp Vanilla
- 1 Tsp of Orange Extract
- 1 Tsp of Baking Powder
- 3 Cups of Flour
Cream to together the first 5 ingredients. Mix the Baking powder with the Flour thoughly. Slowly add the flour to the creamed butter and sugar mixture (I use an electric hand mixer). Squeeze together a ball of dough, sprinkle out some flour on a smooth surface and roll out the dough and cut out with cookie cutters. Bake at 325 to 350 for about 8 min's.
My family loves these cookies and I usually end up making a double batch.
I was going to make a batch today but as luck would have it I was out of eggs so I'm hoping to make some tomorrow.
PS: You can click HERE to view my baked and frosted cookie post.