Christmas Baking Vignette
What a treat to be here visiting my friend Diane at An Extraordinary Day! I was so excited when Diane told me that she was hosting a series on Christmas vignettes.
I love the idea of creating small vignettes in my home. It’s an easy way to break decorating into small manageable bites. And that is especially welcome at the holidays when decorating the whole house can feel quite overwhelming.
Today I’m sharing a simple little vignette that sits on my kitchen counter and it’s all about family traditions and baking Christmas cookies.
I bake an assortment of holiday cookies every year, but always save the very best for last.
It’s a family tradition at our house to make rolled out sugar cookies on the afternoon of Christmas Eve. We use a recipe handed down from my mother-in-law that makes the most delicious thin and crispy cookies. The recipe is actually called Thin & Crispy Sugar Cookies. They would be yummy all through the year, but we reserve this recipe just for Christmas!
My son is in charge of rolling out the dough. He’s really good at getting the dough nice and thin. I watch the timer and pop the cookies in and out of the oven. And everyone joins in the decorating fun!
We have a wide assortment of cookie cutters that I’ve collected over the years and sprinkles are a necessity of course! And it’s not just a matter of shaking sprinkles on the cookies. Great care goes into every little eye, nose and button. The cookies end up almost too cute to eat!
Holiday cookbooks make the perfect backdrop for our cookie baking supplies. I love receiving them as gifts. Besides all the great recipes, I think cookbooks are beautiful and fun to read!
The whole month of December I enjoy my little vignette and look forward to our family cookie baking day.
The cookies are wonderful, but it’s the family time shared together that really makes me smile!
I can hardly wait for Christmas Eve!There will be flour everywhere, but I would not want it any other way!
Thanks so much to Diane for inviting me over today! It was a pleasure to be here for such a wonderful holiday series. And if we haven’t met before, I hope you all get a chance to stop by Elizabeth & Co. and say hello!
Wishing you all a warm and wonderful holiday!
Can’t you almost taste those sugar cookies?
Sharon’s vignette is something I would want on my kitchen counter… of course I would first need to have the cookie cutters and learn how to make sugar cookies. Ahem. Maybe Sharon will share her recipe with us on her blog. [hint, hint]
Thank you Sharon for this happy vignette, created in the room that is the heart of most of our homes, the kitchen. So many wonderful memories are made in our kitchens.
I’ve been reading Sharon’s blog, Elizabeth & Co. for quite a while. She amazes me with her talents in the garden, wreath-making, throwing the most delightful baby shower, and most of all her painting skill. Wow, can she transform furniture beautifully. Speaking of painting, Sharon has created her own homemade chalk recipe for paint that she swears by. I need to make it up, soon. She also wrote a great tutorial for framing a bathroom mirror at her vacation home. And she created a fabulous picture ledge gallery wall you don’t want to miss.
This is the seventh in our series, Creating Christmas Memories with Vignettes.
If you missed it, the series began here.
I want to remind you that the beauty of decorating with vignettes, is that you can place as many or as few as you like in your home. It will reduce your stress because wherever you complete a Christmas memory vignette your decorating is done until you have the time or desire to create another. If you’re time-starved this method of decorating is very freeing.
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