Monday, November 28, 2011

Last Christmas Pictures

I am only showing pictures tonight since I am running behind on EVERYTHING.  The following pictures are from the Grandchildren's last Christmas cookie baking. My new kitchen is pretty small so I divided the grandchildren up by cousins rather than siblings. May do it again this year. I have the best Christmas cookie recipe I will share with you as well. Grandma called them tea cakes.

Blake and Konstance.
 They're great friends and cousins.

Cousins Rachel and Sierra. They are so much alike. 

Christmas Cookies

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, vanilla in large mixing bowl.  Combine dry ingredients and add to creamed ingredients. Form into 2 balls and chill in refrigerator. On floured surface roll dough out 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes. Sprinkle with granulated or colored sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F. 8-10 minutes. 

I usually have the dough chilled when grandchildren arrive and they do the cutting and sprinkling with sugar. 

Now I need to get to catching up on all of your posts. I don't want to miss anything. Although....I am becoming a little intimidated by all your lovely pictures of your Christmas decorating and I have done none so far.


  1. I'm sure you'll get to your decorating when you can--don't stress, like I often do! Love the pictures of the kids making cookies. Those are the important Christmas memories!

  2. Grandchildren baking cookies with you, the very best times are such as these. You are making memories with them that will last lifetimes. ( cute grandkids)

  3. Precious memories in the making! Enjoy your day.

  4. Love tea cakes so will have to put this on my baking list. Love the horse story, they are such beautiful creatures. And that Hobby Lobby visit is darling.

    Thank you for your sweet visits. I will be getting around more now I am doing better.

    Pop by my 'sis' blog, you'll love her & tell her me-sis brought you over ...

    Have a lovely week

  5. Maria from Third Floor with Water View here. I am trying this because can't log in under my Google profile (I don't know why and it happens on a few other blogs).

    Anyhoodle, I love your blog and am reading regularly even if I can't comment. And making Christmas cookies is my favorite part of Christmas!