What an awesome day!!
….Don’t JUDGE me, but I have never made Christmas cookies with my children before. Always been too busy, too distracted, and too everything else. I guess whatever is a priority is what gets done. So this year we are not too busy….it is amazing. I actually really LOVE it. We wanted to give back to the community a little bit, so we made cookies for the firemen and for the neighbors around us. Check out the pictures for the full story and the cookie recipes are at the bottom!
PS: Don’t be so stressed or too overcommitted that you don’t start enjoying Christmas until Christmas morning…
PSS…We went and introduced ourselves to our neighbors. I have never been so proud of my children. They walked right up, said, “Merry Christmas!” and gave their names. Britton even reached out his hand to shake theirs. YES!! The couple was so sweet and so appreciative. Man, it feels good to give! (“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35)
One more update: Our neighbor from across the street just came and dropped off lemon bread. Funny how we are blessed unexpectedly when we choose to give to others, especially when we don’t expect anything in return. Give people, give!!!
For Paula Deen’s Gooey Cookies, click here (Ps: I used carrot cake instead of chocolate cake to give it a more seasonal taste.)
For Reindeer Cookies, click here.
S’mores (a HUGE thank you to Erica Kirk for changing my life with these!)
- 3 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumb
- 2 sticks melted margarine- I use Fleischmann’s original margarine
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 cups mini marshmallows
- 2 ½ cups milk chocolate chips
Mix cracker crumbs.sugar and margarine and press into a 13×9 dish lined with foil and the foil will hang over the sides. Cover with marshmallows and then sprinkle chocolate chips. Bake at 375 for 10 min. Cool completely and then place in refrigerator to harden. Then pull the foil out and the smores come with it. Pull the foil away from the sides and slice.