Monday, November 15, 2010

… Mistletoe Make & Bake 2010 - day 1


Welcome to the first day of the 'Mistletoe Make & Bake 2010'!


For today, the subject is 'Santa Clause or Christmas Trivia myth or truth'. . . & so I thought that I would pick the Christmas tree as part of the 'trivia' part. 


One of my favorite things to do is once the Christmas tree is decorated with all the lights & ornaments - is to turn off all the other lights & sit in the glow of the Christmas tree. I love to look at the ornaments - especially the ones from years past that have special meaning & bring back so many memories. It's amazing how - even if it's just a little tree - how the tiny lights cast such a light to all around it. . . a good reminder to us all that even the smallest bit of 'light' we bring to the world - can have a big effect!


There is a lot of history (& some myth as well) to this wonderful Christmas tree tradition we have, & you can read more about it here.


My recipe today is one  that is great for the holidays - starting at Thanksgiving ! It's  a classic, & one that you might already have in your recipe 'box', & it's one of the first cookies I ever made. . .  Snickerdoodles! 




This Snickerdoodle recipe, though, does not use the baking powder & Baking soda combination that some do - so these cookies do not have the bit of an aftertaste that some Snikerdoodle recipes have. . . The only aftertaste this one leaves is it's cinnamon-y, buttery goodness! (click on recipe card for a pdf version you can download.)



Be sure to visit all of the Mistletoe  Make & Bake designers blogs for more fun recipes (you can find them all listed here . . . & especially todays featured designers for their very special holiday projects as well!


Today's featured designer is:




Sherri K. Falls of  This & That Patterns 
(. . . & when you stop by Sherri's blog - you can thank her for all this fun. . . as she is the organizer of this fun way to start the holiday seasons together!)
I hope you have fun Mistletoe blog hopping!
Bren

58 comments:

momto2wasd said...

I loved to sleep in the living room with just the Christmas tree lights glowing when I was a kid--I still like it I guess! Thanks for the recipe. I've never come across a Snickerdoodle recipe that I've loved, and maybe this will be the perfect one to keep!

Vickie said...

Oh! Snickerdoodles are a favorite here! All that cinnamony goodness!
Thanks for sharing!

gmp said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe. Love that beautiful picture of the Christmas tree.

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh, this is going to be so fun! I'm off to see the featured designer. Have a wonderful day!

Melissa said...

Reading your post makes me want to put up my tree right now. I love to sit and look at the lights also. I wonder If I could convince my husband to go for putting it up before Thanksgiving :)

Brenda said...

Love the recipes on each blog. Can't wait to try the projects. Thanks for being a part of this.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

I look forward to trying your version of Snickerdoodles! Thanks!

Texana said...

How fun this is going to be...and what great recipes already!

mascanlon said...

I was thinking through my holiday decorations just last night. we are out of town through the long weekend of Thanksgiving so I always feel like I am behind!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Snickerdoodles are one of my all time favorite cookies. Looking forward to checking out everyone's recipes.

Pat said...

snickerdoodles are so good!

kerrynjane said...

I love snicker doodles.

KMSC said...

I love snickerdoodles! Will have to bake some for the holidays.
Thanks for sharing your recipe!

bairdmtn said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe! Can't wait to try these!

picketsews said...

Fun!Fun!Fun! There is no other way to describe it. Thanks for sharing all time and talent.

Steph said...

Yummy recipe. Thanks for the blog. 'tis the season.

JessicaSews said...

Thank you! Snickerdoodles is quite a family favorite here!

Thank you for the added fun this week!

Jen said...

Yummy, thanks for the recipe!

michelle said...

My mother made snickerdoodles when we were kids. I love the tang in the cookie!

Patti said...

Love snickerdoodles - will definitely give this recipe a try! Thanks for sharing!

Polly said...

Thank you for the yummy recipe! Polly

Pat said...

I love Snickerdoodle cookies, they are my favorite. Anxious to try yours! Thanks,

Sherry said...

Snickerdoodles: as much fun to eat as it is to say! Yum Yum!

Gretchen said...

I adore Snickerdoodles. YUM! Now I need to stock up on milk to go with all these cookies :)

mascanlon said...

Lovely cookie Brenda, thanks!

Sandy said...

Snickerdoodles are so yummy! I love to just sit and enjoy the lights and ornaments on the tree as well. So many wonderful memories.

Lina said...

Snickerdoodles!!! I think they are the first cookie that most kids in my generation made. Thank you.

Barb said...

I'm confused, Bren (normal for me) Your post says no baking powder, but the recipe calls for it. Then I noticed that my recipe calls for baking soda not baking powder, and the light came on. (Maybe I can use that light on my Christmas tree)

JANET said...

these look yummy

Darlene B said...

I haven't made snickerdoodles for years, but this recipe is different from mine. I'll add this to my holiday cookie list!

Nancy said...

Thank you for the Snickerdoodles recipe!

schmidt1016 said...

Can you believe it? I've never made Snickerdoodles! I'd better get a move on. Thanks.

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Grandma Shell said...

First, that Christmas tree is almost magical looking! And just who doesn't love a Snickerdoodle? Thanks for the recipe.

Thankful~Threads said...

I love this Mistletoe blog hop! What delicious recipes I'm collecting. Thanks for all of the time you have put into this event. ~Kathleen

Karen said...

This is one of my favorite recipes - thanks for sharing!

Cindi said...

Another yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

I love Snickerdoodles but haven't made them in years. Thank you for the recipe!

Liz said...

Christmas my favorite holiday. Snickerdoodles a favorite cookie of mine.

ytsmom said...

I love the glow of the tree. We also like to drive around and check out lights, but always have to drive by our own house first to see how it looks.

Mary said...

I love snickerdoodles. As a new college graduate, my apt.mate and I decided to make some. We didnt' have any cream of tartar and didnt' know what it did. So we left it out. we got little hard balls instead of cookies. I think of that every time I make them.

Martina said...

Never heard about snickerdoodles. Sounds very yummy! Thanks so much for sharing.

Beth said...

Snickerdoodles are a great diet cookie because you only have to say the name to enjoy them!

Gwen said...

Just love Snickerdoodles, thanks for your recipe.

Christie said...

I thought I already commented on your Snickerdoodle recipe, cuz it was the first one I printed out. But, don't see a comment, so here it is! Thanks to this hop I found your blog, will follow you from now on. HUGS... and stitches

Cynthia said...

LOVE sickerdoodles, & so do my kids! Thanks for the recipe!

Wendy said...

Oh so trying your cookie recipe! Love snickerdoodles but my recipe uses the soda and powder. Thanks!!

Sharon W said...

Love those Snickerdoodles. Thanks.

Sharon W said...

Thanks for the snickerdoodle recipe.

Joanna said...

Snickerdoodles are delicious, and I love the name. Thank you.

DutchQuilter said...

Thank you for the recipe leaving out the aftertaste.

baukje said...

Did not know this recipe, thank you!!

Cara said...

Hi Bren!
One of my alltime fave cookies for sure! I make these all year long but this christmas I will be trying your recipe! Thanks for participating in such a cool blog hop!
Cara
BTW, I totally enjoyed my time talking with you at market! I hope it was a good market for you!

Marcia said...

Thank you for the Christmas tree story. Snickerdoodles - we love cinnamon and order from a spice company to get stronger cinn. than from grocery store.

Cecilia said...

Love your pictures and your recipe.

Cindy said...

Yum. Thanks for the recipe!

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the recipe. I'll be trying it.

Carol in E TN said...

I love to look at the tree too and enjoy it after all the work of putting it up! Love Snickerdoodles too!

Judy said...

Never had these cookies, but the photo sure looks good. thank you. Judy S>

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