Book Advent: We read Reindeer Christmas by: Mark Kimball Moulton
He acted silly by the Christmas Tree
His sister’s reaction
We did our Chain link advent:
He colored a candy cane.
He used his paint dots to paint the J for Jesus from 1+1+1
He tried his first candy cane. and I am not sure that he liked it too much. He asked me to eat it. We also made a candy cane ornament.
He danced with his candy cane maraca. He does not know that the inside is chocolate!
We made Candy Cane Cookies, and he loved these. We got the recipe from Family Fun. They were pretty easy. I chilled my dough before rolling and shaping it and did not add the peppermint extract.
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract (I did not add this)
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- Red food coloring
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and beat well. Stir in the peppermint and vanilla extracts. Gradually mix in the flour.
- Divide the dough in half. Color one half with red food coloring and leave the other half plain. Roll out a tablespoon of red dough and a tablespoon of plain until they are each 6 to 8 inches long. Twist them into a candy cane, pinching the ends. Repeat.
- Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not brown.
Makes about 25.