Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Fun

Here's the perfect recipe for a December Saturday afternoon:

Begin with a counter full of ingredients...

Add a room full of women...

Provide an empty table...

And voila - instant holiday fun!

Thanks, gals, for a great day of baking! The youth group and all of our respective families greatly appreciate your display of love!


  1. What fun!!! Love the Santa cookies! Need the recipe for that one! I can't believe you covered your whole table in tin foil..very clever! Did you and Patti keep an eye on each other?? No Christmas sampling? How many dozen does your table fit??? Christmas it!

  2. Those chocolate balls with the cake and peanut butter inside were really good!! So were the white chocolate dipped Oreos. I was too full to try the other amazing looking stuff on the plates. So sorry to all those who made the stuff I couldn't eat. I'm sure I would have thought they were delicious as well. :)

  3. I loooooooovvvvvve it!!!!! I squealed over those Santa Cookies! Don't believe me, just ask my mom! I bet Martha (Stewart that is) would squeal over those too and I bet she doesn't squeal that often! :) Mom and I are doing our Christmas baking this week and I want that Santa recipe. Those have to be the CUTEST cookies I have EVER seen! I just sent off our Christmas card to you and you should be getting it soon! Have a wonderful Christmas! Love you! :)

  4. She squealed. My ears are still ringing....

    What fun!

    (I'm sure she exhibited humongous will power, the whole time Beth...)

  5. Okay, I've got good news and bad news...the bad news is I threw away the recipe for the Santa Clauses - I had torn them out of a magazine and the page was wet and messy. The good news is I know what magazine it was in - Better Homes "100 Best Cookies" - 2009. It should be in the grocery store still. Also, maybe google them...I will warn you - we didn't pinch them together well enough or flatten them well enough and a head or arm would fall off here and there! But if they totally cooled before taking them off the pan, they stuck together better! They really are darling! Time consuming but darling!

    If you can't find the recipe, basically it was a sugar cookie recipe - split into thirds. Add red food coloring to two thirds and leave one third white. Then you roll balls - 1 large one for tummy, small ones for arms and legs in the red. Then you roll small ones for hands and feet, with a little bigger one for the head. Add a hat, press down a bit and bake - I would say 350 for 10-12 minutes. Then we piped the decorations with frosting from a can!

    Hope that helps!

  6. Helps a lot, thanks! Annie figured they were probably just a sugar cookie recipe. (She is so Martha Stewart these days...)

  7. Hiya Mrs. Wisen! Thanks a million for the party last night. I had a ton of fun.