This year for The Charm of Home Christmas tea I am sparking some magic for a few people for Christmas. I took my Mom with me to my workout at Curves today. She has been in her house for a year now without getting out much. I will see if I can get her to go with me at least twice a week. She had a big smile on her face and was so happy. Maybe it will be something we can get done each week. And for the littlest ones I see each week, I took them to the kitchen and let them make cookies! As a little girl there was nothing I loved more than for someone to give me some attention and bake with me.
I found this cookie recipe on Pinterest and it was perfect for preschoolers. It rolls out like playdough and it doesn't have eggs in it, so if they eat the dough it is safe for them. I always loved the cookies at Christmas that were rolled in powdered sugar. All of the children, big and small, gave the cookies a thumbs up!
Chocolate Chip Snowballs
1 cup butter, softened to room temp
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips
additional powdered sugar for dusting
Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla with electric mixer until well blended. Add flour, salt, and blend. Stir in chocolate chips. Chill if necessary to shape. Scoop one tablespoon dough and roll in palm till shaped into ball. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 7-10 minutes until just slightly brown. Remove and cool. When just cool enough to handle, roll each cookie in additional powdered sugar. Cool and you may roll again in another coat of powdered sugar.
Yield: around 30 cookies
Recipe adapted from: Crazy for Crust
So, for Christmas think of something you can do for someone that could use some attention. Giving from our heart is one of the best gifts you can give. That will create some Christmas magic!
I will link this to:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Strut Your Stuff Saturday at Six Sisters Stuff
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season
Foodie Friends Friday at Walking on Sunshine