Only a few days until Christmas and THIS is what us So Cal inhabitants have to deal with?! UGH.
Oh, I only joke. Say good morning to brisk downtown San Diego with the low’s in the 40’s and the high’s in the 60’s or 70’s. Yet, I still tend to complain about how cold it is…I am probably such an embarrassment to my relatives who live in the midwest.
Thank GOODNESS we don’t have to trek through this during 5 o’clock rush hour…
*Note: this picture is merely for exagguration purposes. What this picture really depicts is a group of friends driving up to Mammoth Mountain at 2 AM, as we swerve off the road and hit a pole, only to be dragged out of the snow bank by a nice gentleman who had just left a bar. I think he had a frozen handle-bar mustache, FYI.
Ideal situation, right?
…in honor of the few days we have left to shop, prepare food, bake, write cards and give gifts, here are some lovely decorated sugar cookies that Carrie and I made for our co-workers.
They are so adorable, they were hard to eat. Sort of.
They were also so hard to stop eating, because they were so tasty!
Pack some up for your co-workers and you will be the office favorite!
Here are some other really fantastic Christmas treat recipes that we think are definitely worth making! Like, ASAP.
Krissy’s Red Velvet Christmas Whoopie Pies
Valerie’s Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies
Lauren’s Hazelnut Shortbread Wreath Cookies
Kathryn’s Bailey’s and Chocolate Chip Cookies
The Beauties’s Eggnog French Toast
Sues & Chels’ Gingerbread Rolls
Rachel’s Chocolate Peppermint Truffles
The Perfect Sugar Cookie
Adapted from Instructables: Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and egg and mix on medium speed until combined. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, then gradually add to the butter mixture while mixing on a low speed.
Cover dough and chill for at least an hour.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the dough (while the other half is chilling) to about 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out cookies in desired Christmas shapes, place on a lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are light golden-brown.
Let cool, and decorate to your heart’s content!!
Enjoy! (It’s definitely hard not too )
From the Little Yellow Kitchen,