I finished a scarf for Addison. We went to the yarn store on Thursday, and he picked out this soft, white yarn, that I loved! He was so excited about it because it wasn't itchy! I would love to take credit for the hat too, but we got it at Old Navy last year. The scarf matches so well, I swear it is made out of the same yarn!
He loves it! It was another wake up gift that was waiting for him at the bottom of his bed on Sunday morning...I could not wait until Christmas!
I just did a random pattern of knitting and purling in rows to create the stripe effect. No rhyme or reason to it at all. Perfect for a beginner (like me) to pratice those stitches.
I made some more cookies and bars from my favorite recipe stash. This is Hershey's double chocolate mint dessert. So yummy, and when it is cut into squares it looks very impressive!
1 c. sugar
1/4 c softened butter
10oz. can of chocolate syrup
Heat oven to 350, grease 9x13 pan. Beat together above ingred. until smooth, pour into pan and bake 25-30 minutes. Cool completely, then spread with mint cream
combine 2 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 c. butter softened, 1 T. water, 3 drops green food coloring, and 1/2 tsp mint extract.
Cover and chill, then top with chocolate topping.
melt 6 T. butter and 1 c. choc. chips, stir until smooth.
This recipe is easier than it sounds. I almost put red food coloring in the frosting instead of green, but decided to wait until Valentines day instead...
Another family favorite, chocolate crinkles ( um, I don't waste much time on Christmas cookies that are not chocolate, as you can tell)
1/2c. plus 3 T. oil
3/4 c. cocoa
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 c. powdered sugar ( to roll dough in )
Mix oil, cocoa, sugar. Blend in eggs, add vanilla, stir in dry ingred. Chill several hours, or overnight.
Heat oven to 350 drop spoon fulls on dough into powdered sugar, and form into a ball. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes.
Hope you have a chance to try one of these recipes!
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