Santa's Whiskers Cookie Recipe...

>> Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This was my favorite cookie to make in the kitchen with my mom when I was a child. I remember sitting on the counter stirring with a spatula the ingredients. In hindsight, it would have been easier to use the mixer....but oh well.

Enough with the chit chat- here is the recipe:

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla or rum flavoring
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. red or green candied cherries, finely chopped ( I use both colors)
1/2 c. pecans, finely chopped
3/4 c. flaked coconut

In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar; blend in milk and vanilla or rum flavoring. Stir in flour, chopped candied cherries and chopped pecans. Form dough into two (8-inch) rolls. Roll in flaked coconut to coat outside. Wrap in waxed paper or clear plastic wrap; chill thoroughly. Cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Makes about 60.


My favorite things this month....

>> Monday, December 14, 2009

I have a variety of things this month that I love! Check them out!

1. Santa's Whisker Cookies
I used to make these with my mom as a kid around the holidays. They were a favorite cookie of mine and the smell just brings back so many good memories! I fully plan on baking a batch this year.

2. Girls Riding in Trucks- a novel by Katie Crouch.

Set in Charleston, SC the book tells the tales of 4 girls growing up in the socially proper Charleston era and Debutante Society. Only to realize they are making mistakes and bad decisions no Souther debutante would dare make.

3. My garden tub

So having a large tub to soak in was a HUGE priority when we were looking for houses. Now that I have one- I make the best use of it. Sometimes it's just soaking away the days stress and other times I just read with a glass of wine in hand an relax in my tub!

4. Yellow Tail's Sauvignon Blanc

Um- I love it! I am pretty sure it is a summer wine....but I don't care. I love the cool crisp taste of this wine!

5. Cold Weather

Down here in SC we don't get extremely cold my part of SC we rarely see snow. But I am greatful and loving this 45 degree days! It makes it feel alot more like Christmas.