Christmas cookies

Growing up we always made and decorated sugar cookies.  It is a tradition that I wanted to pass on to my family. My girl loves making sugar cookies, mostly because she feels she can eat as much cookies dough as she wants, and I don’t stop her…it’s Christmas after all!

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Here is my recipe:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Combine dry ingredients
  2. Add wet ingredients
  3. Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes

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Christmas cookies

Growing up we always made and decorated sugar cookies.  It is a tradition that I wanted to pass on to my family. My girl loves making sugar cookies, mostly because she feels she can eat as much cookies dough as she wants, and I don’t stop her…it’s Christmas after all!

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Here is my recipe:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Combine dry ingredients
  2. Add wet ingredients
  3. Bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes

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Random: Stereotypes from Google Images

Diasporadical

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While working on the concept for a magazine concept with this guy, we began to have a little argument about children.

I had suggested an image of a cute kid (above) and he immediately told me that that kid was “too cute to be Kenyan”. So we got into a little discussion about what Kenyan children really look like.

This inevitably became a question that was too difficult for our meagre minds. So we turned to the all knowing, all savvy, Google images. This is what we found:

Google image result for "Kenyan Children"

Fairly accurate. But someone immediately pointed out that they wondered how accurate this would be for other countries/regions. Below are the findings from our exercise.

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The joy of making and giving

Alina

In my previous post  I promised to share with you what I had in the small paper  bag that I gave to my friend. I love to give something small to all my close friends and to people who have in some way played an important role in my life during the past year. This is what I came up with:

A Domino cookie ( close to a Oreo cookie) dipped into white chocolate and a side sprinkled with crushed candy cane. So Christmas!

Christmas lollipops

Christmas lollipops

I ,of course, could not let myself off too easy and wanted to wrap them up nicely also.

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I’ve also been busy with crating cards to the people that I can’t give lollipops. I would actually love to give everyone a lollipop bag but some unfortunately live too far away or I won’t have the time to see them before Christmas. I hope the handmade…

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Christmas photoshoot! 🎄📷❄ #tbt #vintage #xmas

God bless this sweet little girl with her smile that is as bright as a ray of sun.
Do you have any Christmas photos you would like to share on ChildrenAreOurFutureNow.wordpress.com?

It is the time when the oldest become the youngest and magic is in the air everywhere.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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stef_fierce posted this picture tagged #xmas to Instagram on December 06, 2013 at 06:58AM.

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