There is just something remarkable about homemade Christmas cookies. They are no ordinary cookies; they can be only found the days before Christmas and on Christmas Day. Baked together by the whole family, they make your granny's recipe come to life. No matter how perfect we make chocolate chips or maple cookies during the year, they never quite possess the magic of these special holidays treats. They are even more significant if they are snowball cookies made especially to conquer a yearning for a white Christmas. Oh! No sign of snow in our hemisphere ...
But our house is transformed into the Land of Sweets where powdered sugar is falling instead of snowflakes and the Sugar Plum Fairy invites us to dance to Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" just like the ones we used to know... We are a little sad because of the missing snow (my son: "Green Christmas sucks"), yet HAPPY. Our hearts are open to receive the abundance of love and grace at this time of year.
From our content hearts to yours, we are wishing you beautiful moments and happy memories of love, joy, laughter and lots of cookies this Christmas.
And You, my friend, wherever you are, if you feel alone for some reason this holiday season wanting not to be, please, know that my little family is thinking of you!
Help yourself with some snowball cookies!
Snowball Christmas Cookies
( about dozen and a half )
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup pecans (nuts), chopped fine
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 300F. Beat softened butter, 1/4 cup sugar and the vanilla together. Stir in flour and pecans. Roll dough into one-inch balls. Place dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 9 to 10 minutes until set but not brown. While snowballs are still warm, roll in confectioner's sugar. Cool completely and roll in powdered sugar again until coated white.
Could anything be better than baking these cute little snowball cookies with your kids and then reading Christmas stories aloud by the Christmas tree while waiting for the Christmas miracle to happen!? Over the years we have collected wonderful editions of some of the most inspirational Christmas reads. The illustrations of these books are amazing and they also make great Christmas gifts. I would like to share a list of my 11 favorite Yuletide books. Every holiday season these stories warm our hearts and remind us of the true Christmas spirit.
It has truly been a joy connecting with each and every one of you this blogging year. Thank you for your heartwarming words and support.
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