My daughter bought me this Santa years ago. He's really cute with his embroidered jacket and mittens. The lantern is from Target and it's holding a battery operated candle inside and some greenery and a bow on top completes it.
I really LOVE having a Christmas tree in our bedroom! The grandkids love it, too. It's easy for them to check out since it's their size and it's so sparkly at night.
These cookies are also known as Russian Teacakes, and Mexican Wedding Cakes, from my old Betty Crocker Cookbook. I'm using a platter from TJ Maxx (old) and a snowman mug with my new FAVORITE tea...Bigelow's Eggnogg'n. If you love egg nog, but not the calories, then this is, as they say,"An' Eggceptional' Winter Tea". Oh my, is it ever tasty and perfect with a melt-in-your-mouth snowball cookie!
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 t. salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts (I toasted mine)
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix thoroughly, the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Work in flour, salt and nuts until dough just holds together. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets (I use parchment paper...love that stuff!).
Bake 10-12 minutes or until set, but not brown. While warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.
Makes about 4 dozen (I only get around 40)
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