Thursday, December 4, 2008

Snowball Cookies and Snowflakes on the Tree:: Cozy Winter Evening

Last evening we pulled out some Christmas decorations. I'm a simple girl who doesn't like to get overwhelmed by Christmas Clutter, as I call it, so our tree is an artificial pine tree that we decorate with a white winter theme-snowflakes, icicles, birds.
Hosanna and Caleb decorated it by themselves last night!

We also enjoyed hot Snowball Cookies (recipe below) and hot chocolate.
Tom's brother Andy and his wife Amy came over, too. They are close neighbors and good friends. We listened to holiday music and caught up on our lives. I held Baby Ryley and loved it. Amy and I knitted on the couch. She made an adorable hat for Ryley! Quite a cozy evening. We should do it more often...

3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1/2 cup chpd nuts
1 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

Blend ingredients in order listed. Roll into balls and bake at 350 degrees for 15-2o minutes. Roll hot cookies in powdered sugar to coat well.

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  1. I love your tree! Is it really all silvery and white??

  2. Yes, it is mainly white with a few silver accents. We use white lights, too, which really make it sparkle. This is how it's been for the last 7 years, and we love the simple tradition! We call it our winter tree. :)