We are kicking 2013 off with a great new series of room-by-room organization. For this series we will be going through rooms of your home, giving organization tips that relate to each room. The tips will include highlights of favorite tips and new ideas for getting your home cleaned, organized, and in great shape for 2013.
Happy Organized New Year!
This week’s final Christmas cookie is a twist on traditional gingerbread cookies. The Butterscotch Gingerbread Cookie mellows the gingerbread flavor with butterscotch in a cookie that is stiff enough to cut (like sugar cookies) or roll into balls for round cookies.
TIP: These cookies can be frosted or dipped in chocolate.
Our Christmas cookie tray wouldn’t be complete without Peanut Butter Blossoms. Though this recipe tells you to use specific brand name products I have made these with a variety of generic or cheaper substitutes and it works fine.
TIP: For added interest try using Hershey’s Caramel Kisses instead of just plain chocolate
Sugar cookies are a staple at our house at Christmas. We cut them into shapes and them frost them with a basic white frosting (buttercream is our favorite) and let the kids go wild with sprinkles and other decorations. I use this great sugar cookie recipe to make cookies that cut into shapes easily.
This week I will be sharing my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. Today we start with my family’s favorite….Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
TIP: If the dough seems too sticky, add a bit more flour 1-2 tablespoons at a time. The dough should not be sticky like peanut butter.
I have been looking for scarves for the kids’ stockings but haven’t found exactly the right thing. That is until I found the patter for the pocket scarf from Spoonful.com. This super-simple project is great for kids, and especially great for warmer climates where mittens aren’t as needed as they are in northern areas.