I have so many things I need to get done before Christmas. Such boring things as cleaning. If I ever feel better I am going to tackle that. This afternoon I am tackling the doctor.
My son is coming home for early Christmas on the 22nd. I haven’t seen him since September so that will be nice. The first thing he asked was what we were going to have to eat. I said the usual, turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, salads,pie and hot rolls. He missed out on a Thanksgiving dinner. My daughter said she will help me fix some of the stuff.
My cookie exchange is Dec 13. I have to take 4 dozen cookies packaged 6 to a package. I found a recipe in the Taste of Home magazine this month that I am going to try.
Candy Cane Blossom Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 candy canes finely crushed
- 48 candy cane kisses (or milk chocolate kisses or chocolate mint patties)
Shape into 1 inch balls; roll in the crushed candy canes. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 – 12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Immediately press a kiss into the center of each cookie. (have kisses unwrapped to save time) Remove from pans, cool on wire rack.
I also had the idea to use the same recipe put tiny chips of maraschino cherries in the dough and use the Hershey’s Kisses that have a cherry filling.
I hope you are all having a good day. Stay safe and be happy!!