I make these biscuits every year, they are great to have at home if guests arrive or give away as gifts. We make different shapes including snowman, bells, Christmas trees and snowflakes. However if I have making then for gifts I often do snowflakes as you can get much more out of your dough.
This is how I make them:
110g Soft Butter
110g Caster Sugar
220g Plain Flour
1 egg (beaten)
2 tsp. of cinnamon
Optional – silver balls
Cream to sugar and butter together until fluffy.
Add the beaten egg and mix in.
Add the cinnamon to the flour and mix and then add to the butter, sugar and eggs mix to form dough.
Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 30 mins.
Roll to approx. 1cm thick and cut out your shapes.
Bake in a preheated oven 180oc/160fan for 12-15 until golden brown. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
Decorate anyway you like. We cover in white icing and then add some silver balls.
Store in an airtight container they will approx. 7 days.
If you are giving as gifts pop then in a cellophane bag and wrap with ribbon or add to a gift basket.
These are great fun to make with your children.
Keep the children entertained this Christmas with these free printable’s we found online. Perfect for a wet afternoon or for stocking fillers.
Printactivies.com have a great selection of activities for kids including Christmas Word Searches and Dot to Dots. They also loads of colouring sheets and craft ideas.
Over at TheKidzPage.com they have 10 pages of Christmas Colouring print outs.
Make Christmas Dominos with DLTK. Print on black and white so you can colour them in yourself.
Cbeebies have a lovely Christmas Decoration to make on their site.
Children can colour in their favourite Disney Characters with these great colouring sheets over at Disney Junior.
Nature Detectives have a huge selection of things to do from nature walks, decorations and colouring sheets.
These should keep your children busy over the festive period
We love a bit of festive food this time of year. Its a great time to try something new and get creative in the kitchen.
Whether you are looking for something new to try or want to keep the kids entertained we have found some great festive food recipes for you.
Ali at Over a Cuppa has been making Spiced Cranberry and Apple Pies (a great alternative mince pies) and for the children Edible Reindeer Poo!
Over at Here Comes the Girls they have a fab idea of Christmas morning breakfast Snowman Pancakes! Staying on the Snowman theme their Snowman Cake Pops look awesome.
Try some festive baking with the Children and make Hertfordshire Mummy’s Stained Glass Window Biscuits.
Life at the Zoo are making Cookies & Ornaments that are easy for the children to make too. Great gift idea!
We are loving these Reindeer Cookies & Gingerbread Men from Domestic Goddesque.
Actually Mummy has been making a Ginger Bread House.
These M&M Gift Jars on Make it, Bake it are so simple but make a great gift.
Lastly Yellow Days has this yummy recipe for Raspberry & Coconut Snowman Biscuits.
If you have a festive recipe you want to share with us, add it to the linky below.
This is the last in our gift guides and it’s all about stocking fillers. I think I spend more time on stocking fillers than I do on the main presents.
The trick is to find great gifts but not break the bank, here are our favourites and they are all under £10!
If you missed it checkout our Homemade Calendars which makes a great gift and the cost under 40p each to make.
Keep your eyes peeled this week as we have stocking fillers and some yummy recipes coming up.
This is what we are having this week:
Monday – Chicken & Pesto Pasta
Tuesday – Pork Meatballs
Wednesday – Slow Cooked Pork and Cheesy Mash
Thursday – BBQ Pulled Pork Subs
Friday – Sausage Casserole
Saturday – Homemade Burgers
Sunday – Slow Cooked Beef in Black Bean Sauce.
Don’t forget to pop over to Mrs M’s blog to see the other meal plans
VTech Innotab Tablet £59.99
Carddies Nativity £8.99
This year me and my daughter are making gifts for the family and yesterday we made this calendar:
They are really easy to make and even better they don’t cost a lot at all.
I got the photos printed at Snapfish I paid £2.09 for 10 prints including P&P but of course if you print them yourself its much cheaper.
That makes them 39p each!
I already had the glitter glue and sequins. You can use whatever you want to decorate them.
It’s a great activity for a rainy day and family (especially) grandparents will love to receive them.
You can make each one different, we have a few different pictures and BG has made each one unique.
Give them a go and let us know how you get on.
Yesterday after looking at the other halves shifts for December we realised that it was the best day to get the Christmas tree up or it would have to wait until Christmas Eve. So after a quick dash to Homebase for a new tree we put ours up.
When I first lived on my own I was obsessed with having a colour scheme for my tree but as I have gotten older and amassed a collection of individual decorations my tree is full of them and ones my daughter has made in the made in the past few years.
We make a new one every year and buy one new one and its becoming a family tradition which I love.
So what’s on your tree? Do you have a colour scheme?