Christmas Sugar Cookies

Good old-fashioned Christmas cookies are simple to make and can be the perfect gift. I used to make these for the children in our church on Christmas Eve. The icing recipe is included below too. Christmas Sugar Cookies 3 eggs 2 softened sticks of margarine 1 cup of sugar 2 tsps. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 1 ½ tsps. vanilla 3 ½ cups of flour Chill dough one hour. Take a small amount of dough and roll out to desired {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Virtual Advent 2009: Christmas Cookie Tree

Last year I tried something new. I wanted something fun for an extended family Christmas gathering that would be different from the normal fruitcake, chocolate balls, shortbread and tarts. A friend of mine told me about something she’d seen called a Christmas Cookie Tree. I did a little ‘googling’ and got fairly giddy about making a few for the gathering as an edible centerpiece. It went over exceptionally well and I ended up making a few more for other Christmas events {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange

I’ve been hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange for over a decade.  My mother-in-law introduced me to this lovely idea, as she has attended one every year since my husband was a boy.  The fellowship is always sweet, and the party enables friends to share the baking workload.   It is easier to make a large batch of one type of cookie than it is to make several different varieties. The Formula: This party requires a little bit of math.  Each woman {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Microwave Divinity and Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Here are two simple Christmas cookie recipes you can make in a snap! Microwave Divinity and Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls are perfect for sharing and gift giving. Either of these would be wonderful to take to a Cookie Exchange party. Microwave Divinity 2 ½ cups sugar ½ cups water 2 egg whites 1 cup chopped pecans ½ cups light corn syrup 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla In a microwave safe 3 quart container combine sugar, syrup, water and salt. {Read More}

About Page Hughes

Page Hughes is a Jesus loving party girl who is always ready to have fun! She has been married to Dr. Les Hughes for over 30 years and they reside in Alabaster, Alabama. Les and Page have been blessed with 4 amazing children and 4 fabulous grand children who are the source of many great illustrations. Page loves people well through ministering to their hurts, cooking delicious meals, and partying with the purpose of leading others to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Page’s goal in life is to go to heaven when she dies and take as many people as she can with her.

Gingerbread House Party

A few years ago, we were blessed to attend a huge Gingerbread house party at my mother’s church.  There must have been at least 50 kids decorating houses, with every possible candy available for toppings.  Lots of fun was had by all. Church volunteers got together ahead of time to build the houses.  Each house was constructed of 7 graham crackers with frosting for glue.  This link gives instructions for assembling the little houses. It’s a good idea to put {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Hosting a Gingerbread House Party

There’s nothing like the fun of hosting a gingerbread house party. Invite friends and their children over for an afternoon of pure delight. Set up card tables in the kitchen, garage, or on the deck (weather permitting). Check the dollar stores for gingerbread house invitations. Ask each family to bring their own gingerbread house kit, royal icing, and a bag (or two) of candy to share. They will also need a cardboard box lid or cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil to build {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Make Now, Bake Later

If you will be needing cookies for parties or homemade gifts, make the cookie dough now and freeze it. When it’s time to bake that’s all you’ll have to do. A few of my favorites include chocolate chip cookie dough along with the following: Snowball Cookies Kellie Renfroe 1 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar, 2 cups plain flour, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 cup pecan pieces. Mix all and shape into bite-size balls. To freeze, place in Ziploc bags. {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.