My centerpiece for Kathleen's party at Let's Dish! is the chubby snowman that I made out of a towel. I made one for my sister out of an old cable knit sweater. You can check out how I did it here. It's a fun project and really easy. I set Mr. Chubby Snowman on some batting and added some pine cones.
My sweet sister bought me these blocks years ago and I have them for every season. Aren't they cute?
Here's the kitchen table decked out for the Winter theme.
I bought these snowflake plates after Christmas at Kroger's for 75% off. They ended up being $1.75 and the salad plates were $1.25.
The snowflake placemats came from Kohl's at 80% off. I think they were $1.59, but I had a %-off coupon. I used some blue napkins that I had.
I made some snowflake cookies from a cookie cutter that a sweet friend sent me that was filled with the most delicious peppermint bark. I enjoyed every bite!!
Citrus Sugar Cookies
I got this recipe at the hairdressers from a sweet lady that passed them out to all the clients. I love the hint of citrus in the cookies. Here's the wonderful recipe if you'd like to give them a try:
2/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 t. orange zest (see NOTE)
1/2 t. vanilla
4 t.. milk
1 and 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
2 cups sifted flour
Cream the shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the zest, vanilla, egg and milk and mix together.
In a small bowl, mix together the baking powder, salt and flour. Add to the creamed mixture mix until all the flour is mixed in.
Chill the dough for at least an hour. (I chilled the dough over night).
Roll the dough out onto a floured cutting board. (You can roll the dough however thick you like your cookies). Cut with cookie cutters and bake at 325 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
NOTE: My Tip for Yvonne's TTT is that my hubby zests oranges for me and freezes it for when I need some. You can spread it out flat and then break off chunks.
3 T. softened butter
2-3 T. milk
about 2 cups powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
Mix all the ingredients together until the right consistency. Frost the cookies and decorate as desired.
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