Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Circle: Christmas Tours & Traditions

I'm linking up with Kiki from In Its Time again this month. The topic is Christmas Tours & Traditions.

I'm kind of cheating though - and linking you here, to the tour I did of my decorated house last year. I don't change things up much, so all of those pictures are exactly how my house looks this year. Decorating rut - that's me.

One tradition that I'm really looking forward too: holiday baking! Now that Emily is getting older, she likes to help a bit and I can actually bake with her instead of trying to get it done during nap time. We're planning on baking cookies this weekend. Why so late, you ask? Well, I have ZERO willpower when it comes to cookies, and I need some for when we host Christmas dinner. Plus, Santa needs his share, you know?

Last year, we made 3 types of cookies and I think I'll be making the same this year.

- Traditional Sugar Cookies
- Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies - a recipe I used to make with my mom when I was little, and this is pretty much the exact same thing.
- Nutter Butter Truffles  - make these. You will thank me.

The loot from last year

I'm not a super baker that can make 12 different types of cookies in an afternoon, so this seems to be just about right for me. Plus, I don't need hundreds of cookies on hand - my sweet tooth wants that, but my waistline sure doesn't!


IN ITS TIME

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? How do you decorate for the season? Link up and tell us about it!

11 comments:

  1. I love how you have so many decorations passed down to you. That makes it so much sweeter! I just might have to try that Truffle recipe.

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    1. It is so good! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love decorating sugar cookies!! Such a fun holiday treat :)

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    1. I think I like eating them more than making them!

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  3. Those cookies look delicious! And I like all the Christmas decor, especially the stockings on the fireplace. So homey and charming!

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    1. I love that our house feels extra cozy with all of our decorations at this time of year!

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  4. Oh those cookies look so pretty, and so yummy!!

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  5. Yum! Those cookies look scrumptious and it's getting me into the baking spirit, too! :)

    Thanks for linking up! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  6. I love having a holiday baking tradition too. Those nutter butter truffles sound amazing...yum! I like trying new cookie recipes, but I definitely have to make old favorites too (for me, that's sugar cookies and Mexican wedding cakes).
    Shea | www.shealennon.com

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  7. I love baking Christmas cookies

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