Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas is almost here

Hard to believe Christmas is less than a week away.
We have been super busy, busy getting ready for the Big Day.
We have our tree up, home decorated, goodies baked, gifts bought, and wrapped. The children, are of course, waiting excitedly for the day to arrive.

Yep! Christmas is almost here!

So, what  have we been doing this week, school wise? Well, since the kids always enjoy baking with me, I thought it would be a fun way to teach an important life skill and some Math to boot.

This week we made one of my favorite & Super easy to make, Christmas goodies, that my Mom used to make for me, when I was a girl. They are actually called "Wedding Cookies", but we always used to call them "Snow Balls".



1 1/2 cups unsalted butter

3/4 cup confectioners' sugar                                                    

 4 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract                                                    
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Cream butter or margarine in a bowl.
  3. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and salt.
  4. Beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add your chopped Pecans and vanilla.
  6. Blend in flour gradually and mix well.
  7. Shape into  "Snow"balls using about 1 teaspoon for each cookie.
  8. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15-20 min. *Do not brown.*
  9. Cool slightly, then roll in the extra confectioners' sugar.

                                   Then Enjoy!

Other homeschooling activity's, we have done this week, is mainly just some fun computer games like hangmanalphabet games, etc., from my favorite educational websites.

Until Next time...


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