Monday, December 24, 2012

my elves

We are off and running!  My elves are hard at work putting berries (red hots) in our wreath cookies.  This is a family favorite and my job every year.

Cornflake Wreaths
-one bag of marshmallows
-3 tablespoons of butter
-6 cups cornflakes
-green food coloring
-red hot candies

Now on to another family favorite.  My grandmother's butter cookies. We bake these for every occasion in our family.

Gram's Butter Cookies
-3/4 cup butter
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 egg yolk
-1 cup and 1/2 of flour

roll into balls and bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes
ice when cool

-one stick of butter
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 tablespoon of milk
-2 cups powdered sugar (add more to taste)

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New

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  1. Awww. This is a sweet post in so many ways. Adorable little elves.

  2. I love the reindeer theme in the last photo :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

  3. Looks like you have some good little helpers! I just just got back from holidays so wanted to pop by & wish you a Merry Xmas - hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year!


    1. Thank you lady! Hope you had a lovely holiday! Happy New Year'

  4. Your kids look like they were having a blast making cookies! Hope you had a wonderful holiday, and it's always so nice to hear from you! Happy New Years to you!

  5. Those recipes look great! I've never seen anything like those wreath cookies - how fun! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and Happy New Year to you!

  6. Your litte ones are just adorable!!

    1. Thanks so much Liz!!! We are busy but it is such a sweet time!

  7. Oh cookies >.< are the ones I can never get right but your Gram's recipe looks too good to pass up! Gorgeous little elves to help you in the kitchen all year 'round I'm sure :)

    Found you via Sarah at TPT. So glad I popped by now, lovely new blog to follow! *waves hello* from a new follower, Hazel x

  8. Butter cookies are good anytime, and it's so nice to have your grandmother's recipe. Isn't it fun baking with kids! Followed you over from Sarah's Tea Party. Wendy

  9. Oh your kiddos PJs are so cute! I love Christmas pjs. I'd like to try out your recipe!


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