• We took some time to compile a list of the 8 Christmas Cookies you need to make so that you didn't have to go searching. Now you have them all here in one place. Gingersnaps, macaroons, stained glass candy, pizzelles, butter ball cookies, fruity cookies, snickerdoodles, spritz cookies #christmas #cookies
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    8 Christmas Cookies You Need To Make

    We took some time to compile a list of the 8 Christmas Cookies you need to make so that you didn’t have to go searching. Now you have them all here in one place. Our first Christmas Cookie is a delicious ginger cookie. These cookies are so addictive that are called “Can’t Eat Just One Gingersnaps” CAN’T EAT JUST ONE GINGERSNAPS Our Butter Ball Cookies are buttery mounds of goodness with chopped nuts inside and rolled in powdered sugar. They are fantastic for tea parties, Christmas cookies and even just everyday treats. BUTTER BALL COOKIES Nonni’s Snickerdoodles are a combination of sugar, cinnamon and soft moist deliciousness. This is a…

  • Butter Ball Cookies Buttery cookies with pecans and rolled in powdered sugar. Christmas Cookies, Tea Cookies #christmascookies
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    Butter Ball Cookies

    Two Southern Sweeties Butter Ball Cookies Our Butter Ball Cookies are buttery mounds of goodness with chopped nuts inside and rolled in powdered sugar. They are fantastic for tea parties, Christmas cookies and even just everyday treats. These have been a traditional Christmas cookie in our home since I was a little girl. I used to love helping my Mom roll them in the powdered sugar when they were still warm out of the oven. Of course, a few always managed to pop into my mouth. One of the reasons I love making these at Christmas is that I always make dozens of cookies and candies to mail out to…

  • These Snickerdoodles are a combination of sugar, cinnamon and soft moist deliciousness. We make these as Christmas Cookies. #christmascookies #cookierecipe
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    Nonni’s Snickerdoodles

    These Snickerdoodles are a combination of sugar, cinnamon and soft moist deliciousness. My daughter Brianna absolutely LOVES Snickerdoodles!! So, a few years ago I added this awesome cookie to my list of Christmas cookies that I make each holiday season. To me, family recipes are always the best. I have been working hard at getting our families recipes together to share with our children and their children. This is one of those recipes. This recipe comes from my Mama, or Nonni as my children call her. She is the absolute best cook I have ever met. So when she told me she had this recipe for Snickerdoodles I KNEW they…

  • Almond Joy Macaroons
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    Almond Joy Macaroons

    Almond Joy Macaroons It it has coconut, chocolate and nuts…I’m in!!! I just love those things mixed together. When it comes in the form of a recipe that only has 4 ingredients and is perfect for any occasion both formal and informal, well that just ROCKS!! Not to mention it’s a sweet little morsel of goodness! Almond Joy Macaroons are so easy to make, just mix the ingredients together, scoop them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake. Ta Da!!! Yes, they really are that simple and quick. I usually make a double batch of these as they tend to disappear quickly, especially around Christmas time. **When you scoop…

  • Fruity Cookies
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    Fruity Cookies

    I know, “Fruity Cookies” sounds a bit funny. I am really not sure where the name came from, possibly my Mama, but I just love saying it. These have been a tradition in my family at Christmas time since, well since I can remember. Fruit Cake is one of my very least favorite Christmas treats, although my husband absolutely loves it. These little cookies resemble them ever so slightly, however, I don’t believe I have met someone yet that has not loved these. They are also terrific to enjoy while dipping into a hot cup of coffee. I really hope that you will make a batch and try them. I…

  • On Santa's Team
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    On Santa’s Team

    On Santa’s Team is about a lesson taught by one Grandmother to her Grandson on the true meaning of Christmas and Santa Clause. My grandma taught me everything about Christmas. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on the day my big sister dropped the bomb: “There is no Santa Claus,” jeered my sister. “Even dummies know that!” My grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole…

  • These are the best gingersnap cookies. You will never be able to eat just one of these gingersnaps
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    Can’t Eat Just One Gingersnaps

    Can’t Eat Just One Gingersnaps These Gingersnaps are absolutely AWESOME!!! You can’t eat just one, honestly, you can’t!! We even call them “Crack Cookies” LOL. When I had heard about these cookies, I called my mother in law (now former mother in law) and asked her to send her recipe. She sent me the recipe and the next day I decided I would whip up a batch. Aileen came over and sat at the kitchen table working on her laptop while I started mixing these little jewels up. The dough smells heavenly, just like Christmas to me. I rolled the little balls of dough into the size of marbles and…

  • The White Envelope is a touching story and family tradition. This tradition has gone viral on our website and the White Envelope Project has taken off worldwide. The man who hated Christmas #thewhiteenvelope #whiteenvelope #christmastraditions
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    The White Envelope

    The White Envelope is a touching story about how a new family Christmas tradition began. In 2016 this post literally went viral and broke our website. The White Envelope is brilliant! I think we will be adopting this tradition. Christmas Story:For the Man Who Hated ChristmasBy Nancy W. Gavin It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it—overspending and the frantic running around…