I don’t know how Christmas is less than two weeks away.. but, it is. Where did the time go? Thankfully, we are mostly done Christmas shopping. We have one gift left to get and then we are DONE.
Saturday morning, Scott asked if I wanted to make Christmas cookies. I had it written on my planner, and I’m thinking he saw it. I don’t have molasses to make gingerbread cookies, and couldn’t find my great grandma’s sugar cookie recipe. (I also cannot find a recipe that was handwritten by my grandmother, and cried a lot.. moving really is awful.) I made some obscure cookies that my husband is thrilled about. haha!
First up was gooey butter cookies. I didn’t have yellow cake mix (seriously, I’m a mess) so I made them chocolate. Yum. This is all you need. A box of yellow cake mix (or chocolate), 8 oz of cream cheese, a stick of butter, and a teaspoon of vanilla. Bake them until they are dull but soft. Seriously.. these are the baking instructions I get from my mom. I understand them and can do them.. but if that doesn’t make sense to you, I’m very sorry. haha! There’s no egg, so you won’t get ill if they are “undercooked”.
We also made some molten lava cookies. These are such delicious chocolate cookies that have melted chocolate in the center. I’ll have to share the recipe on here soon!
We also made some candy cane cookies, but I didn’t get any pictures of them. Any cookie that is a struggle to make will never have a picture taken. I’m too busy trying to resist the urge to throw the dough in the garbage. 😉
It also snowed here. I have been really excited for snow during the day. If I don’t have to go out in it, I really love watching the snow from the comfort of my heated home. We have windows all around our main room upstairs; including sky lights. It felt like we were in a magical snow globe, and I loved it. It has been unseasonably warm here, so none of it stuck. The girls were disappointed, but Scott and I were not!
We still have more that we want to get done before Christmas. I still haven’t set up our village, which is mostly because I’m not sure where it will be safe. I HAVE to make sugar and gingerbread cookies before Christmas. It’s tradition.
We drove around for two hours last night looking at Christmas lights. The girls were pretty quiet since they were entranced by the lights. Harper also fell asleep, which helps the noise level. Driving around enjoying my husband’s company is the best. Magical Christmas lights make it 1000% better.
Are you ready for Christmas to be here? Are you done with your shopping, or do you still have quite a bit left?