Christmas cookies! My fav cookie of all time. I made these as a kid growing up every year. We don't know where the recipe came from, but these aren't sugar cookies, but a rolled vanilla cookie that is worth making the homemade from scratch kind! See recipe below!
Mmmmmm after working hard at decorating cookies, we had one for ourselves and a big glass of milk.
Here are the plates for the neighbors. Cookies, choc dipped pretzels and cheater's fudge.
We made our yearly ornaments a couple of weeks ago, but I finally put ribbons on them to hang on the tree. Maressa's is still missing as I need to paint her little hand to print on her lavendar heart.
Here's a sampling of gifty that I've done. Peppermint sugar scrub, snowflake soap and dino surprise soap. See how to's at the bottom of the post.
And I whipped up this little diddy for Maressa. I had this extra patchwork fabric from a dress I made K a few years ago and added some ruffles and used a blank tee I found in my sewing room. It's a little big and the picture really doesn't do it justice as tshirt dresses are hard to picture unless on as they always appear wide and one dimensional. The nice thing is I cuff up the sleeve on Maressa and it comes to her ankles, but next year it will be precious over some ruffle jeans for the holidays.
I got this from a message board, but don't remember where.
PEPPERMINT SUGAR SCRUB
DINO SURPRISE SOAP
I have tons of soap molds and the like, but for this I used my SILICONE mini loaf pan. If you use baking pans for molds, I suggest using silicone as it is easy to push the soap out when it hardens.
Happy Holiday everyone!