Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Merry!

Merry Christmas from my kitchen to yours!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa Slices

I was so excited when I saw Haniela's post about her sleeping Santas. I love, love to follow her blog...not only is she an incredibly talented baker...but an amazing photographer!  I have been infatuated with Santa cookies this year...and absolutely loved her sweet little Santas.  The colors....their little overalls and their shape!!

I used my large Christmas tree cutter that I got from Copper Gifts this year!  It truly is like my birthday whenever I get one of their cookie cutters in the mail.  Their cutters are durable, beautifully crafted and copper!!  After I cut the dough with the tree cutter... I cut off the base of the tree and used a template to get the shape I wanted for each cookie.  It took a little extra time to hand cut, but definitely worth it in the end.

I had fun taking pictures of these little guys...but oops.... if you look closely... you will see me in the red ball....not a very good photographer!

They almost look like a little santa pizza!

I still have some more Christmas cookies that I never posted....time slipped away sooo quickly this Christmas season.  My littles were sick much of December so I was very behind on my shopping, baking, etc.  Hard to believe Santa will be visiting tonight!  Hope that you and your families enjoy a Magical Christmas and a New Year full of blessings.  

Monday, December 12, 2011

2011 Gingerbread...

The tradition continues...

I had grand plans to design a rather elaborate house this year.... something as fun as last year's sleigh....but..

the littles all decided December might be a fine time to throw mama for a loop and develop a nasty cold/virus....hmmmm.... grand house ended up as a quaint cottage.... very simple....very cozy....very perfect to us.

And a few little gingerbread trees just for munching!  Mmmmm. This year I used a different recipe from one of my favorite bakers.  You can find her recipe here!  Thanks, Glory, for all of your mouth-watering recipes... I haven't found one yet that I haven't fallen in love with:)

Can't wait to share some more Christmas cookies soon....

Friday, December 9, 2011

"Monkeying" Around

When I saw these....

I couldn't resist!

My littles LOVED them!

You can find the tutorial for how to make them here at the Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle! 
Next up....our annual gingerbread adventures!

Monday, December 5, 2011

You better watch out...

You better not pout....

Santa Claus is definitely coming to town!

We have been busy at our house preparing....decorating, baking, and crafting.  

Our "Elf on the Shelf" has arrived and has been having some fun already at our house.  So much fun that the little Missy gets up at 3:45 am just to see what sneaky thing he is up to! 

I was inspired by  A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe when I made these cookies.  Stop by her will be drooling!  Can't wait to share some more holiday fun!