Monday, December 21, 2009

~It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas~

There's snow on the roof tops...

The stockings are hung...

The family Christmas tree is finally decorated...

Full of sweet and funny ornaments the kids have made through  the years...

Cookies are baked...
(not fancy, but my kids' favorites)

Old fashion sugar for my daughter...
(I'll put the recipe at the end-they are soft,chewy, and have a touch of lemon-delicious)

Peanut Butter Kiss for my son...

So I guess all that is left to do is wish you all a
"Very Merry Chrismas".

and wrap...
and clean...
and cook...


Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

4 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 cup buttermilk

Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  In a large mixer bowl beat shortening for 30 seconds.  Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract and beat well.  Divide dough in half.  Cover and chill for 3 hours.

For large cookies, on floured surface, roll dough 1/2 inch thick.  Cut into rounds with 3-inch cookie cutter.  For small cookies roll dough 3/8 inch thick and cut with 2-inch cookie cutter.  Place 2 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake in 375 degree oven 10 to 12 minutes or until done.  Remove and cool.  Makes 24 large or 48 small cookies.

Tip:  if dough is too sticky to roll out, knead in a little flour first



  1. Very nice and so welcoming!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year enjoy the Holidays with your family!

  2. So pretty! And the cookies look scrumptious...thanks for the recipe :)

    Merry Christmas!