Christmas, Home, Island Life, Recipes

Getting ready . . .

We’re in the kitchen today getting a headstart on Christmas baking!

 Do you like my festive  apron? A  V. V. treasure. I love it!

Making Christmas cookies is an annual tradition. I have such sweet childhood memories baking with my mother . And I carried on the tradition with my own little ones.

Here we are Christmas, 1987 – Andrew 7, Robbie 5 and John-Alec 2 and a half.

Happy memories!

We always make:

 Christmas trees – this cookie cutter was my mother’s.

Stars

Bells

Angels

and decorate with green, red and golden sprinkles.

Here is the sugar cookie I always use – from my mother’s Purity Cookbook. It’s the best one I know.

These cookies, along with a few other surprises, are now packed with love and care

and on their way to London, England.

(remember A&H – you can eat the cookies but no peeking at anything else until one month from today! đŸ™‚

Just sending a little bit of home, with a whole lot of love,

to a dear son and daughter-by-love.

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13 thoughts on “Getting ready . . .

  1. AndrewM says:

    We are enjoying the cookies. I’ve had to beat Hyekoo back from peeking in all of the presents as well – tenacious woman, they don’t celebrate Christmas quite like we do. But we’re both smiling and laughing about the pictures and stories right now.

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  2. Cute apron. I’m sure it put you in a festive mood to get those sugar cookies made. Wonderful memories with those children. I have photos just like them. Do you remember the kids licking the sugar shakers?Jody

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  3. Love your Christmas apron! That would get me in the Christmas baking mood! I have that same Christmas tree cookie cutter passed down to me from my mom. Around here though I do believe it has made itself into the playdo box. LOL.

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  4. Kathie, I know your son and his wife will be delighted to receive that delicious package in the mail!! Do you know we have never really made cookies for Christmas?!! We always have LOTS of desserts (coconut cake, chocolate cake, pumpkin roll, candies, etc.) but have just never gone the cookie route. This year we’ve been invited to a cookie swap–the girls and I have to bring 3 dozen different cookies each and will come home with a real variety of other friends’ cookies. I guess this year we WILL be into cookies! I’m taking my camera–it should be a bloggable day! LOL!!

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  5. Oh well done. ..I smiled at the pictures, so very sweet. It looks like you run a very orderly kitchen there. . .all the help seated in their chairs. I have an old purity cookbook too, I’ll have to see if it has the same recipe.

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  6. I think baking cookies has to be on the top of the list of "best childhood memories"!! There’s just something about spending time together in the kitchen that solidifies family relationships.

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  7. Beautiful!! Fun!! I love the apron, and the cookies look so yummy! I’m sure your loved ones will very much appreciate and enjoy them. We bake Christmas cookies each year as well, and I can’t wait to look at your recipe! Aren’t traditions a wonderful thing?!Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Lorna says:

    Kathie – Good for you – getting a jump on Christmas baking. I know Mr. and Mrs. Andrew (sorry, but I can’t remember how to spell H’s name :.( will love this taste from home. We are gearing up for Thanksgiving on Thursday … then I will think about Christmas :>). Have a wonderful day! Love to all.

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  9. Nice, Kathy! Love your apron, and I baked my first batch of Christmas cookies on Sunday (oops, I guess I’m not supposed to work that day – don’t tell your parson hubby!).I blogged about getting ready for Christmas today too. Isn’t it a wonderful season?

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  10. Cute apron. I’m sure it put you in a festive mood to get those sugar cookies made. Wonderful memories with those children. I have photos just like them. Do you remember the kids licking the sugar shakers?Jody

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