Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Day 18 - 2008 Blog Advent Tour
I'm so happy of being part of the Blog Advent Tour, which is being hosted by Marg and Kailana.
I love Christmas! I love buying presents, and wrapping them up... I don't even mind the craziness of the holidays. But if you were to ask me what is my favourite part of Christmas I would I have to say it's Christmas goodies, music and movies. And I want to share my favourites with you.
Favourite Christmas cookie:
Surprise Snow Kisses
1 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts, toasted
60 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
3/4 cup icing sugar
In a bowl, beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour with the hazelnuts. Stir into the butter mixture.
Shape a rounded teaspoonful of the dough into a ball around each chocolate to cover completely. Place balls 1 inch apart on parchment paper lined rimless cookie sheets.
Bake in centre of 350F (180C) oven until firm but not browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks; roll in icing sugar.
Favourite Christmas Songs:
As a child I loved these two:
And as an adult these are my most cherished:
I just couldn't choose one.