Friday, December 23, 2011

Snowflake Sugar Cookies..........For The Mail Lady

Good Morning Sweet Ladies, 

I got up early this morning, the sun is just coming up in the is going to be a beautiful day I heard, the house is quiet, CHRISTmas music playing in the background playing lightly, the little fluffs are in the corner pecking and peeping away. He is a little blue banty cochin. I hope it is a boy. The last one was killed by the dogs. He won't be full blood, but that is okay. 

Can't believe that in a few days CHRISTmas will be here! I tried to hold on to every enjoy everything about the season and where did the time go? I have enjoyed the lights, the sounds, the meaning of the birth of CHRIST. It seems that every year I learn a little bit more about some aspect of the birth of CHRIST

Deluxe Sugar Cookies
Thought you might like to see these amazing cookies that my Tay made last night.  She came and asked if she could bake Sugar Cookies for the mail lady today.......... I realized that the baton had been handed over one more time. I love it when I see the things I have wanted to see come out of their lives........ like being a servant. She thought of it all on her own....makes this Momma smile!  She spent hours mixing, rolling out and cutting out each cookie. Then she decorated each one so beautifully. They are our favorite sugar cookie. Thought that I would share our recipe. I am sure it is used by many, because it is in the Betty Crocker's Cookbook. We like to add a drop or two of almond extract!!!!

Deluxe Sugar Cookies 
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 farm fresh egg (I wish I could share mine with you)
1 tea. vanilla
1/2 tea. almond extract (a must)
2 1/2 cup unbleached flour
1 tea. soda
1 tea. cream of tartar

Mix thoroughly butter, confectioners' sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract. Blend in flour, soda and cream of tartar. Cover; chill 2 to 3 hours. 

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 3/16 inch thick on lightly floured cloth covered board. Cut into desired shapes, sprinkle with granulated sugar, we don't do this step because we frost ours. Bake on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 7-8 minute.

Butter Cream Frosting
1/3 cup soft butter
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tea. vanilla
1 tea. almond extract
about 2 Tbl. milk 

Blend butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla, almond and milk; beat until frosting is smooth and of a spreading consistency. 

His Momma must have loved Him so! I do too! 

Been getting the house ready for all our family to come to celebrate Jesus!  This pic is one of my favorite pieces I put out in our Home every year. 

I enjoy using old windows for decorating.........anytime of year. 

This little shelf has been in my home.......... forever!!!!!!!  One of my favorite pieces......most would throw away. My Momma could never understand how I liked the old! I just change the flowers for each season. My little reindeer stay there all year long. 

Last night my sweet man brought me the eggs. The pullets are laying little tiny eggs still. Thought you might like to see some more. Sweetness, if you ask me! 

Thank you ladies for making the Tea Party Across The Miles so special for me. I had know idea that I would receive the teas also!!!!!!! I have been filling my mason jar as I receive each one. Very very sweet of you!

Remember we are extending the Gooseberry Patch Party/Prairie Flower Farm (click here) until Dec. 28th........sign up if you haven't already........we would love to have you!!!!!!!!! 

I am off to do some of my favorite things you will find me doing each day!!!!!!!!! 

Hugs to your day and know I will be talking to the Father about are precious in His sight you know, wink!!!!!!!!


P.S. Pinned this to my Pinterest. Want to make!!!!!!

click here, if you would like tutorial


  1. Oh Linda what an amazing post!!! I just loved it!! Baby chickens, beautiful cookies, gorgeous home decorating and the Word of Jesus!
    Love, love, love it! You have raised an amazing bake cookies for your mail lady, how precious!


  2. Linda, so beautiful. The cookies, eggs, and baby chick make me smile...Thank you.
    Merry Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas sweet friend! The sugar cookies are beautiful...what a blessed Momma you are!

    Joy to all of you!

  4. Hello Prairie Flower!
    I popped over here from A Shepherd's House. Such sweetness!
    Your little chick is cute as cute can be!
    I have purposed to savor the simple holiness of the CHRISTmas season. I am so thankful for family and my relationship with the King.
    Thank you for the sweet little visit this morning and have a holy celebration!



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