Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Favorite Childhood Christmas Memory

When I received a letter from Santa before Christmas at the sweet age of four, you can imagine how thrilled I was.  Santa wrote that since I had been such a good little girl that year, he was going to show me one of his reindeer.  Needless to say,  Christmas could not come soon enough.  My mom awakened me to  the sounds of Santa's sleigh bells.  I ran downstairs as fast as my 4 year old legs would carry me.  And there to my surprise, Santa was outside the dining room window with one of his reindeer.  He never told me which one it was.  After that Christmas, I was a true believer for many years... Which reindeer do you think it was?  Do you have a favorite Christmas childhood memory?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Quick Christmas Tea Favor Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses

Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses

From The Cottage Journal

Put these tasty morsels in a festive little bag for a take home teatime treat.  
1C creamy peanut butter
2 C bittersweet chocoalte chips
2 C confectioners sugar

  1. Line 2 sheets with wax paper
  2. In a double boiler placed over simmering water combine peanut butter and chocolate chips.  Stir frequently until melted & smooth.  Remove from heat.
  3. Gradually add sugar and beat with electric mixer.
  4. Spoon into large pasty bag filled with medium star tip and pipe 1" stars onto baking sheets.  Makes about 10 kisses.  Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.  Store in Fridge.  For favor place a few Chocolate Peanut Butter Kisses in a small gift bag and tie with festive ribbon.  I buy clear bags at A. C. Moore or Michaels. You can also present them as shown in the picture compliments of The Cottage Journal.