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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Sights and Smells of Christmas ♥






The sights and sounds, the feel and smells of CHRISTMAS are all around
SWEET NOTHINGS
 ...peppermint, cloves, cinnamon....
Just close you eyes and you see....
Visions of .......COOKIES.      
Those above are Gingerbread with a sprinkling of POWDERED SUGAR..
(i think i could eat shoe leather if it had powdered sugar on it...
my mama loved whipped cream and she said she could eat a cow chip
if it had whipped cream.  :>)






Peanut Butter Cookies...
Some with Peanuts...
some without.

1 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1 cup Peanut Butter
Drop by teaspoon full on greased cookies sheet.
350 oven for about 9/10 minutes.





Cookies to pack pretty tins for gifts to family and friends...


O, I love this time of the year....
 THESE cookies full of nuts and orange zest and cranberries...
chocolate chips and a little almond flavoring.
♥♥♥ummmmmm....
Your regular Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and add
a little Orange zest...
a handful of cranberries and another handful of chopped pecans...
about a teaspoon full of Almond extract.
O HONEY
 ...and we'll not forget the little Gingerbread Boys....
I'll add them to the top of the stack of delicious homemade cookies
so they won't smother underneath all the sugar....






THIS has really been a GINGERBREAD MAN
Christmas for me.....



SUCH a delight.....




...all kinds of the prettiest paper
CHRISTMAS napkins and plates...

"Fa, La and La......."

Christmas time is such a loving and warm time of the year. Our loved ones, near and far, always on our minds and in our hearts.
Heard that song about
"....if Heaven wasn't so far away,
I'd go there to spend the day...." ?
something about spending the day with a loved one that was sorely missed.
Wouldn't THAT be a DREAM come true....
I've got those cookies all packed.....labels....
beRibboned and ready to go to sweet family and friends.
♫♫♪...if Heaven wasn't so far away......♫♪♪
Joining in the fun with:
THURSDAY'S FAVORITE THINGS
FULL PLATE WITH MIZ HELEN
OPEN HOUSE THURSDAY
TREASURE HUNT THURSDAY
I hope you will go by and take a look at some of these amazing places.
XOXOXO

25 comments:

LV said...

That west Texas wind has blown all those great smells all the way to Fort Worth. My, what a wonderful treat is in store for your family.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your house must smell wonderful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It is a wonderful time of the year! I need to do some baking but otherwise I feel like I'm living 'in the moment' right now. hugs, Linda

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow, so pretty and delicious.
such sweet holiday tins too..

Madeline's Album said...

I know your cookies will be well received they look so good. I know your house smells so good. I just love this time of year. Wishing you an early Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Madeline

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You are just a baking queen. I have only made some chocolate chip cookies. I need to add those other things. That sounds really good. I try not to bake too much because I eat it all and don't need any of it. It is the holidays though.

Vee said...

I just may visit some of your links tonight as everyone's busy on my own blogroll. =)

Hmmm...I can almost smell the cinnamon and the ginger. (My oven just bit the dust tonight while baking bacon of all things. No cookies for me this year I guess, unless my hubby takes great pity upon me.)

Barbara F. said...

Your cookies look wonderful. I did about 5 types, they are in tins waiting to be divided up and given out. Merry Christmas to you and your family! xo

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

PEA said...

My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you've been given
To be more than what you sought

May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
And your rainbows pots of gold

I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too .. xoxo

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Did you happen to see the gingerbread men on Martha Stewart? They were ABC gingerbread...already been chewed....a leg was gone, another one the arm and the last the head....it was cute....
Your cookie gifts look wonderful!!

NanaDiana said...

Your post is just wonderful today. I felt like I was right there with you watching you bake and putting everything together. Now...gotta ask..you know I do....did you ever test your Mom with that whipped cream and cowpie stunt?;>) xo Diana

Linda Chapman said...

I love it all but my FAVORITE is the pic of YOU and Santa!!!
Priceless!!!!

Jojo said...

Yum! I can almost smell the gingerbread looking at your post. Loved seeing all the tins and packaging.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
You are such a dear friend and neighbor! What a wonderful gift...from your heart and Sweet Nothings Kitchen!When we lived in SouthEast Kansas, I had many neighbors that were widows. Every year we made those small loaves of my delicious cranberry orange bread and delivered them tied with ribbons! The sweet smiles on those ladies faces as they graciously recieved the little loaves was my Christmas gift! Thank you for the reminder...Merry Christmas!
Fondly,
Pat
P.S. You must have been a very "good" girl ...Santa is smiling!

Theresa said...

Oh yes, I can smell those gingerbread fellas... YUMMY! Have a blessed day dear BJ, HUGS!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi BJ, The cookies look wonderful and they make such great gifts. I just started my baking but no cookies this year. Thanks for linking to my party and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs,
Sherry

thistlewoodfarm said...

Everything looks wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your warm heart and generous personality with us this year! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Beth said...

What fabulous treats! Those cranberry cookies look absolutely fabulous, BJ. Merry Christmas!
Beth

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Oh golly gee, wish Blogger had *scratch 'n smell* because I'd love to sniff-sniff-sniff this post of yours!!!!

And what a cute pic, with Santa!!! You are so much fun. :-)

THANK YOU for reminding me of your easy Peanut Butter Cookie recipe!!! I made "Uncle A." a Mincemeat Pie and he's been enjoying it all week. Gone now, and I need to make him something else, for the Holidays. PB Cookies! He loves his Jiff. Purrrrfect.

I'll thank you, FOR him, ahead of time! :-)

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; and transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!"
~~Charles Dickens,
"The Pickwick Papers", 1836

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

You have very lucky friends and family to be receiving all of those goodies!

Merry Christmas BJ!
Hugs,
Penny

Love Of Quilts said...

I do rememeber that easy cookie recipe I haven't made it in years....since my boys have left home. Love your photo with santa.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas see you after Christmas. Trish

Kathleen Grace said...

Merry Christmas my sweet friend! Seems I have some catching up to do here, working full time and all the business of Christmas have put me behind in my visits, but I wouldn't miss a post for the world, so I'm catching up! Haope you and your family are truly blessed this Christmas:>)

Hugs
Kathy

Miz Helen said...

My dear BJ,
As I sit here smiling I can smell the beautiful smell and feel the warmth and love of Christmas that comes from you and your home. You always fill my heart with joy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a joy you are, bj!!
Merry Christmas, Sweetie and to Mr. Sweet too.
Mona