The Christmas traditions have begun!!
The LTSL family has;
- Attended the Santa Clause parade, to make sure the big guy gets to town safe and sound.
- Attended the official tree light up
- We’ve gone skating and purchased our favourite hot chocolate to date from Little Nicky’s ( shout out to small cafés doing their thaannng – – I don’t know who I think I am saying shout out and thang… but let’s just go with it)
- Our Christmas tree is up and sparkling.
- We’ve made our shopping lists .. .and some of us are all done 😀 ohhh yes, 1 list – 1 day – slam, bham, thank you Madame with a toasted marshmallow on top. Side note: have you guys tried that new S’Mores hot chocolate from Second Cup – holy yum!! Love it! – I must find a way to recreate it!!
- We had our first snow fall … complete with rushing in to “special” hot chocolates. Yes it was Saturday. No, no one was going to work/ school the next day – 1 word: baileys.
- Our stockings are hung
- The oven is fixated at 350 and there are mass amounts of cookies, breads and pies funneling out.
- Mama LTSL and I have flour bags under our eyes from late nights in the kitchen, baking and singing carols to make sure no one else in the house falls asleep.
It sounds and smells like Christmas around here. I’ve also began giving Santa a run for his money – I bet my little round belly now resembles a bowl full of jelly … I blame the excess of cookies, but then what are new year’s resolutions for 😀
And to add a little jingle to your bells, I’ve got cooookies. Yes, I know this is the second cookie recipe in a row – but like I said the big guy’s got to be well fed!!
Holiday chips – check
Soft and chewy – check and check
Eggnog – check, check, check.
Holiday Chip Eggnog cookies
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
1/4 Tsp Cream of Tartar
1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Butter ~ at room temperature
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Eggnog
1 Large Egg
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Cup Holiday Chips
Preheat oven to 350 oc.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Add the eggnog. And then the vanilla, followed by the egg.
Add your dry mixture, to the wet and mix well.
Last, add a little holiday cheer by adding your chips.
Form into mini cookie mountains and bake for 10 minutes.
I’m considering making a public announcement to have Christmas and cookies become officially synonymous. It’s a thing. It’s happening.