One of my favorite movies for Christmas is "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" with Jim Carrey. I watch it every year. It makes me laugh and puts me right in the Christmas mood. Its cute and funny, and also has meaning. It shows Christmas isn't just about presents, but about your family and a person should always be excepted even if they don't fit in. I also love reading the book version by Dr. Seuss. Such a cute book. Another movie I love for Christmas time is "Elf" with will Ferrel. I makes me laugh so hard every year and is the perfect Christmas movie. It's my tradition to watch both movies every Christmas.
Speaking of traditions, another tradition of mine is making snicker-doodles. My favorite cookie! The cinnamon/sugar chewiness is perfect for the holiday season. That's what I did today, made a whole batch of snicker-doodle cooking. In fact, I'm eating one right now. Here is the recipe for the perfect yummy cookie.
3 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Lots of Love and a good attitude to get sticky in!
Grease a cookie sheet. Stir together flour, soda, cream of tartar, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Beat butter for 30 seconds; add the 2 cups of sugar, and beat till fluffy. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture, beat till well combined. Form dough in 1inch thick balls (the wonderful sticky part); roll in a mixture of the 3 tablespoon sugar and the cinnamon (My favorite part!) Place balls 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet; flatten slightly with the bottom of a drinking glass. Bake in a 375 degree oven about 8 minutes (I made mine a little bigger and went for 10 minutes instead).
My lovely cat didn't help at all. Maybe that was a good thing.
Anyways...they taste amazing, and they are perfect for a holiday get-together. It's also a wonderful snack for watching movies and reading books.
I love watching Christmas movies, and eating yummy cookies every year. It's one of my favorite things to do! What are you're traditions or anything you like to do or watch during Christmas? I'd love to know! Look for part 2 tomorrow!