And of course Snickerdoodle recipes are wonderful anytime of day or or year...
It's holly jolly Christmas time again. I haven’t decorated a lot the past couple of years because Zander was so small. Last year he was just walking and was getting into everything and I thought the decorations might be more temptation than I was willing to deal with. But, this year, I went ahead and put up our fake tree and some other decorations. So far he’s only done minor damage….
I remember when I was little and made some homemade decorations. I don’t think any have survived. But it did make me want to make something for Zander. I found a reindeer ornament that I thought was absolutely adorable….and oh so simple.
Items you will need are:
Dark brown cardstock paper
Light brown or tan cardstock paper
Some red and black cardstock paper or similar
Ribbon or string
1. First I traced Zander’s foot on a piece of the dark brown paper. Then I cut that out.
2. Second, I traced Zander’s hand on a piece of the light brown paper. I folded it over so when I cut it out I had 2 handprints.
3. Then, I glued the hand prints onto the top of the footprint….like antlers.
4. Then I cut out 2 black eyes and a red nose and glued those on the footprint.
VOILA! I have a reindeer.
I punched a little hole in the top to add string and hung it on our tree. Or, you could glue a magnet on the back to hang on your fridge.
I also wrote his name and the year on the back so I could remember how old he was when his hands and feet were this size.
He didn’t have a lot of participation in making this….but he liked having me trace his hands and feet - especially his feet…..although it tickled him so he kept moving them.
|From Zander and Me|
I love baking this time of year and it seems my favorite cookie for Christmas is the Snickerdoodle. These are super easy to make and soooo delicious.
Here is my all time favorite recipe:
You will need the following:
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup oil
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1. Mix thoroughly butter, oil, sugar and eggs.
2. Blend in flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt.
3. Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into balls.
4. Mix the 2 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl; roll rounded dough balls in this mixture.
5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes.
(Do not overbake, even if you think they aren't done, they will harden as they cool.)
|From Home On The Range|
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
About Zander's Mom: I'm a single mom to Zander, my 2 year old son. We also have Anakin, our dog, and Demitra & Gideon, our cats. I'm having fun living my second childhood since having Zander....rediscovering how to have fun....most of the time anyway. ;) Our blog link is: http://zanderandme.blogspot.com/