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Cookies & Milk & Christmas Lights

Cookies & Milk & Christmas Lights/ Snippets of Design

Since I have not posted as much as normal this week I have decided to bring you a fun idea rather than a Friday round up.

Cookies & Milk & Christmas Lights/ Snippets of Design

Every Year, my little family has a fun tradition {like many} of going to look at Christmas lights.

Cookies & Milk & Christmas Lights/ Snippets of Design

A little town south of us has a fun light display that we like to drive through…

Cookies & Milk & Christmas Lights/ Snippets of Design

We have always gotten treats or snacks to munch on and a drink to enjoy during the ride.

Cookies & Milk & Christmas Lights/ Snippets of Design

Last year, instead of purchasing them,I started baking cookies and bringing  everyone their own personal bottle of milk.

I usually decorate them just to make it a little more fun…

This is how I decorated them this year.  With green & whites.

Last year, before I started Snippets & before I had a really good camera,

I decorated them like this:

Cookies & Milk & Christmas Lights/ Snippets of Design

& I decorated the cookies like this:

Cookies & Milk & Christmas Lights/ Snippets of Design

Cookies & Milk & Christmas Lights/ Snippets of Design

Okay, here’s the breakdown…

I used ribbons I bought at Hobbie Lobby, and sauce bottles from Specialty Bottle.

I have also included some blank scalloped circle tags that you can download and add your own Monograms to.

{click} {click} on the file name to download:

Monogram Tags Blank

This year I made  gingersnaps

I usually make my favorite chocolate chunk cookies but I can share those anytime & gingersnaps seem ummm, “more wintery”.

I acquired this recipe in college from my roommate.

It comes out moist and yummy every time!

Trust me…I thought I HATED gingersnaps but these are so yummy, EVERYONE gets addicted…you should give them a try…;)

Here is the recipe:

Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps Recipe
Dessert, Ginger, Christmas, Fall, Cookies, Holiday, Yummy, Winter, Soft, Snaps
  
Ingredients
  • 3/4 c. margarine
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c. molasses
  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves
Directions
  • Cream the margarine and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs and molasses. Blend until mixed. Stir together the flour, soda, salt, and spices. Blend into the margarine mixture. Roll small portions of dough into balls and roll each one in sugar. Bake at 350 degrees on an ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Thank you once again for stopping by dear friends…

Tomorrow, I am posting some

Amazing, Yummy, Christmas Brunch Ideas for Snippets Worth Surfing.

Can’t wait!!!

See you tomorrow!

xo,

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