Tuesday’s Tips…Preparing For The Holidays

Hello Dear Friends,

I have recently been organizing to prepare for Christmas. I LOVE having all done ahead and then I/we can focus on the real reason for the season…Jesus’ birthday!! πŸ™‚

I thought for the Tuesday’s TIps until Christmas I would share gift ideas, recipes, organizational tips, etc. to help you and your family prepare for the wonderful Thanksgiving Season and Christmas Season.

Some literally print out these posts and build their notebook for these two holidays. I do this also. I have one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. Each week I will share more. (See above picture from Pictures.com of an easy peasy drop sleeve three ring binder!! This is the easiest…you don’t even need to slow down and punch holes!! πŸ™‚ So if you are interested in building one with us…grab a inexpensive 3 ring binder and some drop sleeves. Voila…you are ready to begin each week’s new addition. ) You can also add your own recipes/ideas and research out others to add to your notebook. Make it yours!! πŸ™‚

So Carpe Diem….Seize the Day!! Have fun…be creative if that’s what floats your boat!!

I have been soooo busy the last many, many years…I need this!! πŸ™‚

I pray you are blessed and find something fun and new for you and your family.

Today’s post is all about Snickerdoodle cookies in a jar from Livingonadime.com.

I LOVE receiving these types of gifts. I can make them in the busy holidays or save them for after the busy time. Great for New Year’s day!! πŸ™‚ Also, if I have to make some quick cookies to take to a party or friends house…voila!! Β The gift that keeps on giving!! πŸ™‚

And of course…all good Southern girls LOVE Snickerdoodles!! πŸ˜‰ I even have a very special Snickerdoodle coffee I buy at a specialty cooking store and have it fresh ground just for the holidays!! πŸ˜‰ OK…a ‘little’ Snickerdoodle crazy!!! πŸ˜‰

I also LOVE to give these gifts as well!! So easy peasy, you can pick up a box of mason jars or begin saving your older jars (Hint: just be sure to clean well…I love using bleach. It kills all smells and all is spic and span sparkly clean!! πŸ˜‰ ) Get all your items ready to go and make a large batch at one time!! Talk about gift organization!! And if you do use mason jars…they fit right back in the box easily for transporting and storage. These gift jars are especially great for church friend gifts, Bible study gifts, neighbor gifts, gifts for work mates, your children’s parents gifts, the list is endles…:)

I will be listing list many fun recipes. So no worries, you can even use one of your tried and true recipes. Just load the jars with the dry ingredients nicely layered and add your recipe card. (Be sure to list the wet ingredients for the receiver to purchase and add to your lovely jar mix!!)

TA DA…a lovely, inexpensive, homemade, easy peasy gift!! LOVE IT!!! πŸ™‚

Have a wonderful day in the Lord,

k xoxo

homemade snickerdoodles recipe

Easy Snickerdoodles Recipe And Jar Mix

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups sugar

In a large bowl, combine the ingredients and mix well. Store the mix in an airtight container. Makes 1 batch.

Attach this note to the jar:

Snickerdoodles

1 cup shortening or butter
2 eggs
1 jar Snickerdoodle

Mix 2 Tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400Β°. In a large bowl, cream the butter with a mixer until light. Add the eggs and beat on low speed until the mixture is smooth. Add the Snickerdoodle Mix and continue to beat on low speed until the dough begins to form. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Shape the dough into quarter sized balls and roll in the cinnamon-sugar blend. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets 2 inches apart and bake for 8-10 minutes or until light brown. Cool on wire racks. Makes 5 dozen cookies.

PS: I love their newsletters!! Be sure to check them out!! πŸ™‚

k

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