Double cookies are a patterned sugar cookie. Colour each portion of the dough with your favourite colour. They can also be coloured for the season; red for Christmas, orange for Halloween or pink for Easter.
Be creative with the design. Use stars, hearts, or triangles for simple patterns.
Never leave an open flame unattended, especially near a Christmas tree. Many fires are caused over the season from candles.
Wrap presents in colorful comic strips, sheet music or wallpaper that you have around the house. Decorate with bows , baubles or greenery.
Have a scavenger hunt for small trinkets to keep children busy while you are preparing the meal. They’ll have fun and you’ll have more time to prepare the turkey.
Prepare as much of the food as you can ahead of time. Even better delegate specific dishes to family members who are coming to visit. Everyone will have more time to visit.
Keep plenty of batteries on hand for gifts that unexpectedly need batteries or for cameras. You don’t want to be without your camera to record the fun.
If you must drink invite guests to stay over for the night or alternatively take a taxi home.
Make a garland from snapshots of your children from the past year and hang above the fireplace. Alternatively, children’s artwork can be cut in snowflakes, trees or snowman and strung in a garland as well. It’s a fun way to keep your children’s treasures without having to store reams of paper.
This no-bake cookie has the classic flavors of chocolate and peanut butter. You only need one of these cookies to satisfy your sweet tooth as the cookies are delightfully sweet. Enjoy with your favourite tea.
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 cups corn cereal (The flaked kind)
5 squares of baking chocolate melted (I like dark chocolate)
Christmas is the one time of year that my family baked different kinds of cookies for guests. Times have changed and we no longer need the selection of sweets we used to but I find myself still baking some of my holiday favourites.
The cranberry white chocolate shortbread recipe is my favourite cookie. The tangy cranberries, aromatic almonds and white chocolate create a sumptuous cookie.
I’ve tried replacing the white chocolate in this recipe with milk chocolate but the recipe is not the same. If you absolutely hate white chocolate replace it with dark chocolate. The bitter chocolate pares well with the cranberries.