Friday, 26 November 2010

Merry Christmas Time is Here!

With Thanksgiving over it is time to start getting ready for Christmas! My family  has always started their Christmas traditions the day after Thanksgiving. The first is to take down our fall decorations and  put out our Christmas and winter ones. The wax candle villages, the nativity sets, stockings, and Christmas dishes.  Another tradition to get into the holiday spirit is to make Happy Holidays cookies. My family has close to two dozen Christmas cookie recipes and this is the first recipe to be made each year.

Happy Holidays Cookies

1c sugar
3/4c butter (softened)
1 egg
2t vanilla

Beat with mixer one to two minutes at medium speed, then add
2 1/4c flour
1t baking powder
1/4t salt             Mix

Divide into two or three bowls for red, green and white or chocolate (melt 1 oz. chips and stir into batter). Roll into balls to form shapes. We do all kinds of different shapes like snow men, Christmas trees, wreathes, candy canes, poinsettias and anything else you like. This is a great recipe for small children!

Happy tradition starting!

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