Part of the fun of Christmas is getting to watch all the classic Christmas shows, and baking holiday goodies with the family. Getting to share the shows and the love of baking with our daughter is something we love to do. These shows like Rudolph, Frosty, Frosty Returns and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town are timeless and instantly bring me back to my childhood. I wanted to share a great recipe for yummy Christmas cookies. This is a recipe we love to make because it is easy, sweet and delicious! Our Sparkling Holiday Cookies!
Sparkling Holiday Cookies
Sparkling Holiday Cookies
1 cup sugar
2 sticks of Butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Your favorite mix ins
Preheat oven to 375°F. Cream together butter and sugar and egg until well mixed, stir in almond extract, vanilla, flour, baking soda and your favorite mix ins (these can be nuts, chips, or nothing at all, it is up to you). After all is mixed well, take dough and roll into small balls (about the size of a quarter). Pour colored sugar in bowls. Take balls of dough and roll into sugar. Place sugared balls into cookie sheet and press down on each of them with your palm. Make sure that they are at least 2 inches apart from each other. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer cookies to cookie rack to cool.
These easy to make cookies are soft and delicious. These are great because, we use what we have left over from baking other treats. If we have some chopped nuts we add those in, if we have chips we add those too. We love to make these in all of the holiday colors, it really makes them look festive!
What to do after making these fun cookies? Well watch Christmas classic of course! Do you remember when Santa asked Rudolph to guide his sleigh? When Frosty magically came to life on Christmas Eve? When Kris Kringle became Santa Claus? This year, three beloved holiday characters come to life for the first time on Digital HD! And just in time for the holidays, these stories and more are available on Blu-ray and DVD in a Bundle pack perfect for creating new memories and holiday traditions! The Original Christmas Classics Bundle is available on Digital HD, DVD and Blu-ray now.
I love Rudolph and the misfit toys but I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Hermey the elf who wants to be a dentist. Things haven’t changed when we watched Rudolph the other night and I first saw Hermey I smiled just like I did when I was a little girl. Frosty the Snowman narrated by Jimmy Durante is based off of the song and is my husband’s favorite mainly because of Jimmy Durante. He loves his version of Frosty mainly because of the “tumpitty-tump-tump” part of the song because Jimmy Durante isn’t exactly James Earl Jones when it comes to narrating. Who hasn’t built a snowman and wished it turned into Frosty?
With this great set we find out how Santa became Santa in Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town. We owe the kids in Sombertown a debt of gratitude. Why you might ask? Well if they had toys Kris Kringle wouldn’t have been put into action to get the poor children toys and thus we would have no Santa. I don’t know about you but I like Santa and I love to see what he leaves for me under my tree! There are plenty of other classics in this set, plenty to get you through all of your holiday baking (and eating)!
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