Thursday, December 12, 2013


Well I am finally done with all the local Christmas shows for the year. What a hectic whirlwind week! I had 3 shows in one week! That is 6 days of shows. Needless to say I am tired and wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy behind schedule. I normally have all my packages mailed before Thanksgiving and did I get that done...........NOT! I just finished mailing all the packages today so I am very happy about that! 

I can now get busy with my baking. I am going to start with my thumbprint cookies. I thought you might like to have that recipe so here it is. I also posted this recipe for my weekly posting on byyourhands blog, but I thought I would post it here for you also. :)

christmas cookies


1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 egg, separated
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour (if using self-rising flour omit salt)
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
candied cherries

baking cookies

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla. Work in flour and salt until dough holds together. Shape dough by teaspoonfuls into 1-inch balls.  

Beat egg white slightly. Dip each ball into egg white; roll in nuts. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet; press thumb deeply into center of each. Bake about 10 minutes or until light brown. Immediately remove from baking sheet and add candied cherry in thumbprint hole. 

christmas cookies

Top with icing of your choice. I use powered sugar frosting. Makes about 2-3 dozen cookies.

Once I get these done then it is off to the sugar cookies. Got to get those done for the grandkids or grandma will be in big trouble! :) 

Hope you enjoy them and happy baking! 


  1. So glad you are done with all your shows and can start all the fun stuff :)

  2. YUMMY cookies--I guess I need to do some of that! But we do not even have a tree up yet. Time moving so fast!
    Glad you are done with show and a great way to rest!
    Eat a cookie for me!

  3. Wow they look great. I have 3 more orders to fill and then I can think of getting things done for myself and family.


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