Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Im dreaming of a white Christmas

And it looks like we're going to get it!

Im so excited!!

They are calling for 6-7" tonite into tomorrow.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE snow, hate driving in it but love watching it fall!

Here is my Buttermilk Cookie Recipe

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350.

In medium bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
In large bowl cream together sugar, shortening, egg and vanilla.
Mix in dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk until well combined.
Chill dough for 1/2 hour.
Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle cookies with cinnamon sugar or colored sugar.
Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet immediatly.
Scrape cookie sheet after each sheet of cookies.

Another great recipe

Chocolate Covered Rum Cherries

Pitted with stems on Cherries, I get the gallon size
Rum - light or dark
Milk Chocolate

Drain about 3/4 of cherry juice and fill with rum. The longer you let these soak the better they are.

Melt milk chocolate in double boiler, drain cherries. Save juice for drinks:)
Pat dry with paper towel. Dip in chocolate, place on wax paper lined cookie sheet to dry. I just store mine in a container on the counter. They are SO good, but after a few you will start to feel it:)


Tammy said...

Jenn, you lucky girl gonna get snow. If we get snow it will be a miracle. We are sitting at 50 degrees right now at 6 am. I dont know how next week will be, but I sure do hope we dont have 60 degree weather for Christmas.

Send some my way!! LOL

AnnaSam said...

I agree with Tammy--SEND SOME OUR WAY!! I just want snow one time...that's it!! We are lucky some winters to get that. Have fun and have a blessed day!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Hi Jenn,
Glad to hear that you are getting some snow...I will glad share our snow with anyone who would like some.

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Can i come spend Christmas with you? I would love to have a white Christmas, I would love for it just to be cold! We have expected highs in the 70's this week!

Pam said...

Then are calling for some ice and snow here today. Not looking forward to that. It was 63 degree's yesterday. And cold today. Be careful if you are going out. Thanks so much for sharing your reciepes, i will have to try them.

Hugs pam

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

YUMMY! Will have to try both of those!
I hope you get your snow, but I hope it doesn't turn into the storm that some others are dealing with.
Take care and I'll talk to you soon. :)

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

I wish we were having snow.

The recipes sound so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Janene said...

Mmmmm!! Snow and Warm cookies with a steaming mug of hot cocoa!
I too love love love snow...I'm glad that I am not alone!

tidymom said...

You lucky!! we got some, but it's ontop of ice - so it's not fun! We've had no school for the last 2 days - we do have more on it's way too!

The recipe sounds AWESOME!!


belladella said...

Yummy! You are making me hungry. I want some cookies and snow!

Deb said...

Buttermilk cookies! That sounds so tasty. I will have to try them. I love snow too for a minute. When we usually get it it's gone the next day so that's okay. I don't like being confined to the house unless I want to. Deb

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey everything looks beautiful...I love your style and that prim penny rug on the other post is wonderful!!!1
It is great!
Blessings, and Merry Christmas

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Thank you so much for sharing that cookie recipe. Does that ever sound good!

Stay warm & cozy in your winter wonderland!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I just printed the buttermilk cookie recipe..going to make this this year along with alot of others..you are like me..love the snow..but HATE and I mean HATE driving in it.got out yesterday and was nervous coming home when it is just getting dark and you know there are patches of ice still around..well I made it home okay and didn't slide once...we are expecting more tonight...stay safe and warm!:)