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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop Dec.3rd-4th

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Welcome to Round One of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! You should have come from Robin's blog. If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena’s blog :   

There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!
For my cookie project I have to share with you we made "Sugar Cut Out Cookies" 
(recipe posted below the card) My sons helped me make them and we
are creating little tins with these cookies as gifts to the students in my
sons class...I posted a picture of how the favor tin turned out.

2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in sugar. Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
3.Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

 Here is the blog line up:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit Carla's Blog next to see what she has to share with you!


  1. Ooh! So very pretty! How cute that your sons helped out. Love everything you did here. Thanks for joining my hop!

    Dena Jones

  2. love the recipe card you made it is so pretty! Anyone would love to receive those cookies - made with love and packaged just the same! your boys are cuties!


  3. Your Kids look like they are having such a good time and your Cookies are so pretty! Love how you put them in the tins. Your Card is Great. They look Awesome! Great Job on this! :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  4. Love your post those cookies look great and your boys are adorable! Love the card you created as well! Nice hopping with you
    Big Blog Hugs! Janet

  5. Great Post with your sons and your cookies look yummy! TFS

  6. What a wonderful family project!!! I would love one of these :D I am sure that the kids will too. So glad to be in this hop with you!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B