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Friday, December 18, 2009

Cookie Exchange

I'm participating in the cookie exchange over on the Farm Chicks Blog and here is the recipe I shared...

Holiday Spritz Cookies

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon rum extract or vanilla
Food color, if desired

1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, salt, egg, rum extract and a few drops of food color.
2. Place dough in cookie press. Form desired shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. To decorate cookies after baking, use a drop of corn syrup to attach decorations to cookies.

Glaze w/ butter rum glaze
1/4 cup butter melted over med heat, remove from heat and stir in 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp rum extract. Stir in 1-2 tbsp hot water until spreadable.
Do you have a recipe to share?

Monday, December 14, 2009

First Snow!

The lake is alway beautiful in the morning...But, I think evenmore so when there is snow everywhere!

The houses are all covered

Looking across to Blodell

Looking out over the church to the lake...So beautiful!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

All I want for Christmas is....

...my two front teeth! Why is so much more fun to report the loss of teeth, when you get to use that little song? I love it! Gabriel has had little wiggly teeth for a while now and they have finally fallen out! What a handsome little man!