Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Lights, Ornaments and Cookies

When we do our Christmas baking, we like to try new cookies each year.
Some, even though really good, are made only that one year
Others get made very year,
While still others are made, forgotten and a few years later return
Except . . .
The cutout cookies
Every year we make batches of cutout cookies.
Different shapes and different decorations

But the first batch is always cut with the Christmas tree cutter
And sprinkled with green sugar

It's Tradition

Today, we were also busy

For we were working on this!

When we finish, we light a fire in the fireplace,
turn out the overhead lights
Play Christmas carols
and have a mug of eggnog
And the very first batch of Christmas tree cutout cookies.

We admire our tree
Declaring it the prettiest ever.
(Every year, it always is the prettiest ever)

As we much cookies and sip eggnog.


Entertaining Women said...

Now this is the way that Christmas is supposed to be celebrated! I can almost taste that cookie. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It would seem you have seasonal traditions that sound very cozy. I've not done any baking this year other than tea loves and scones which are usually found in the kitchen any time of year.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Tradition I started with my Grandmother and Mother..continues on 50 years later, love making cut out sugar cookies.

On Crooked Creek said...

Love the tradition of cooking baking, decorating the tree, munching cookies and sipping eggnog!!! It IS the most beautiful tree, dear friend!!! I agree, totally!

Canadian Chickadee said...

Love the Christmas baking! Or at least the Christmas cookie eating! It's one of my favourite parts of the holiday. Your green sugar-coated tree cookies look delicious. xoxo

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Looks and sounds wonderful!! Have a cookie for me.