Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Powered sugar
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2  tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1/2 tsp.cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • Colored sugars for tops of cookies
  • Heat oven to 375, Combine butter, powered sugar and 1/2 cup sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Beat until dough forms a ball. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to about 1/2 inch with bottom of glass dipped in sugar; sprinkle with colored sugars,if desired. Bake for 7 to 9 mins.or until edges are lightly browned.Let stand 1 min. and remove from cookie sheets.
These cookies are REALLY good, our family loves them and there very easy to make, Enjoy:)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December, My Favorite Month Of The Year

I love December, the lights, the smells, Christmas music and the best thing of all is Jesus birth. Its not about the gifts and running around till you are exhausted, its about a gift we didnt deserve, but we were given, for free, a baby being born in a manger, that one day would give His life for us. What more could we ask for. I pray you all have a Merry Christmas and may God bless you richly in the New Year.

Date Bars

Date Filling:
3 cups cut-up pitted dates (1 pound)
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups water
  •  Cook all ingredients over low heat 10 mins. stirring constantly, until thickened,cool.
 Heat oven to 400, Grease rectangular pan 13x9x2 inches. Mix
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 3/4 cups flour or whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
Mix until crumbly.Press half of the crumb mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Spread with date filling. Top with remaining crumb mixture, press lightly.Bake 25 to 30 mins.or until light brown; cool Cut into2x1 inch bars.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Where Do I Begin...

Hello, Ive been a single Christian mom now, for 15 yrs. and I thought it would be fun to share ideas on how to live a more simple life, while raising our children alone and staying sane.