Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Santa Won’t Be Delayed

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Santa won’t have any trouble getting to Minnesota this Christmas if the weather we’ve had continues.

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I woke up to this winter wonderland  for what seems like the 10th time this December. Is it really not even considered winter yet? Oh, help me. 

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But there is one, yes only one good thing about being snowed in—it is a great excuse to stay snuggled up inside and turn on the warm oven, bake cookies, and the necessary taste-testing session as well. So I guess if all this snow is coming the week before Christmas, it’s ok, I had baking on my agenda anyways!

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3 days to go!

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Santa Graham Cookies

Ingredients:

    • Red food color, I used Wilton red food coloring paste
    • 1 1/4 cups vanilla frosting (from 16-oz. can)
    • 12 (2 1/2-inch-square) graham crackers
    • 1 cup (about 75) miniature marshmallows, halved crosswise
    • 6 small red gumdrops, halved crosswise
    • 24 red cinnamon candies, I used mini red and green M&M’s instead

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Directions:

  1. Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In small bowl, stir 1/4 teaspoon red food color into 1/4 cup of the frosting; blend well. In separate bowl, stir 1 drop red food color into remaining 1 cup frosting; blend well.
  2. For each cookie, frost 1 inch of one corner of cracker with dark red frosting for Santa's hat. Place 1 marshmallow piece in corner for pom-pom.
  3. Frost remainder of cracker with pink frosting. Place marshmallow pieces on pink frosting around 2 sides for beard. Add gumdrop for nose and cinnamon candies for eyes. Place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.

Directions In Pictures:

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Ho ho ho!”

How much snow do you have where you live?

9 comments:

Christina said...

those cookies are adorable! it doesn't snow here at all!

Kylie @ A Hungry Spoon said...

Adorable! These are so cute :) I wish I'd seen them earlier because they're just the kind of treat I'd like to make for my students (hopefully I remember to save the bookmark til next year!)

We just have a little snow on the ground right now...we're bracing ourselves and hoping this snowstorm that's supposed to hit the East coast this weekend misses us, since we're traveling.

Happy Holidays to you! Hope you're enjoying all of your indoor baking time :)

Sue said...

Another ADORABLE cookie to add to my list! Thank you! :) We never have snow in our town, but LOTS of rain right now!

Christina said...

These are so stinkin cute!! We got maybe 6" the last storm, so we're pretty white here too!

Lee Hersh said...

I feel your pain with this winter. asldfjl;ajsfd!! I am home in Milwaukee now and there is only a few inches, thank the lord. Who's ready for summer??

Kelly said...

Those are so cute. I could see kids adoring making those. I hear you on the snow. I just got to Minnesota today and I can't believe how much snow is on the ground. We haven't gotten quite as much in Chicago but it's still been awfully snowy.

Danielle said...

Awww cutee! They look so easy to make too(: It kinda snowed a lot by the twin cities, and it keeps snowing too!

Kim Harris said...

We're getting ready to have a snow storm in Cincinnati this Friday. I need to go to the store to stock up.

laurie said...

I'm going to file this idea for next Christmas....so cute for the kids I work with at school!

We got another inch overnight. But the roads are good and my kids are home so all is good!

Have a Merry Christmas!