Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday Cookies

We've been so busy with holidays. For this reason, I ceased updating my blog for more than a week. I know, it does make me feel bad for I have been neglecting our online diary. But on my sweet return, I have so many wonderful stories and photos to share with you, which some of them will be on my next post.

The Lil' Chef is ready to mess up the kitchen.

Each year, baking holiday cookies is at the top list for our Christmas activity. Last year we made gingerbread boy cookies (those photos on my blog header), this year we also have baked; we baked thumbprint cookies! We used Smuckers jam in strawberry and sweet orange marmalade for toppings. I was not compensated for this post in any way. We only like this jam and we've been using this at home for our PBJ sandwich.

For those of you who'd like to make thumbprint cookies that would taste as good as our cookies, just follow the simple steps.

The first thing you do is to whip the butter and sugar together for three minutes. Make sure the butter is soft before mixing. Add tablespoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of salt. Gradually add 4 cups of flour to the mixer. You can also add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg, if you like. After the mixture is a soft dough place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Once the dough is hardened in the refrigerator, roll in 1 inch diameter balls and coat the balls with the eggwhites and roll the balls either on crust nuts or coconut flakes then place on wax paper on a cookie sheet.

Once the balls are rolled out on a cookie sheet, use your thumb and make a depression in the middle of the ball.

Fill this depression up with your choice of jams.

Place in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.

Loving the aroma cookie in our house! *sniff, sniff, sniff*

Wah lah! They are done!

By the way, I made those aprons and Mr.Freddy's hat, last year.

Yum, yum! Anybody want some thumbprint cookies?!

Baking with Mr.Freddy is more fun than baking alone by myself. I was laughing out loud with his great sense of humor, imitating Pinocchio.


CottonCandyINK said...

awwww so cute, you and your son made yummy looking cookies

Adele said...

Yummy! I adore your festive aprons & hat, you're so clever making them xoxo

Kinga said...

Nice, nice, nice! < 3

L'art said...

Awww!! Sweet as always!! These cookies seem so delicious! Nom nom :) Little boy looks so proud!

Lyosha said...

your little cook looks adorable! and the cookies are very yammy - I'm sure!
Have great holidays!

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marama said...

Great photos! You look so cute =)

caise said...

they look so yummy!:)))

You look so great:) I love watching your pictureS:)

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

Oh, you two are the cutest, I love this post.

I hope your holidays where amazing, that Santa was good to you this year and in that at New Year's Eve you will have the best time of your life :).

Little Ms. Fun said...

Those cookies look delicious! I've made the gingerbread before, but I've never tried those. They look like a fun time :) lol

PAPS said...

Hi not been able to visit blogs in a while. But thoughts of popping in and wishing your family a very Happy new year. Love the baking outfit.

Tariro said...

He's so adorable! Those cookies look delicious.

Emmy said...

Such cute photos as usual:) Thanks for sharing the cookie recipe. Must try that one one day...

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Super adorable as always. The aprons are very cute and the cookies came out yummy.
THanks for sharing.

inmyhansonshirt said...

Oh my goodness! These are just the cutest pictures! I love your aprons and that Santa plate! Everything looks so festive and wonderful! So beautiful! :)

The Princess Little Box said...

Looks like you had a great time =)


Monique said...

Happy Holidays those look delicious!

Reese Milania said...

Omg pahingi haha, yummy!!!

Pink MagaLine said...

Ayyy.. cookies! I love them though a little lazy to bake these days. Haha. The last photo is very funny. How did you do that?

Teddi said...

completely delightful photos of you & mr. freddy baking cookies! i squealed with joy when i saw them. of course life is for living, so celebrate & savor it dear. happy new year. :)

Miabelle said...

Hummmm... delicious cookies!
Happy Holidays :D

vani said...

mmmmh...looks delicious!

la vie quotidienne said...

yummy!!! looks really delicious!! mmm
Funny pics! I admire the special relationship with your son! It's adorable! I have friends who just share with her son a few hours x day, because of her jobs. I'm not agree with this but I understand the situation. For this reason, I think your blog is very special! Thanks a lot to do it!

xoxo and Happy New Year!!

EverythingPrettyGirls said...

Happy Holidays!!! Looks like you both enjoyed them well. He is soo adorable.


Sam said...

Hi sweety, wishing you and your family a fantastic New Years, may 2012 bring you lots of luck, love, success and happiness. May you continue to entertain us with your wonderful blog next year!
Luv, Sam

Marie said...

So cute ! ^^
And happy new year :)

Clara Turbay said...

Happy new year, i wish you the best love this post!

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