Sunday, December 14, 2008

Getting Ready for Christmas

Happy Monday all! I spent the weekend getting ready for Christmas. We got our tree and I spent Saturday night decorating. Here is a picture of it all lit up. I also have a picture of my tree topper although it is not the greatest shot, I just love her. I did manage to squeeze in a bit of baking and thought I would share one of my favorite recipes with you. Hope you enjoy. They are quick, easy and so yummy! Have a wonderful week everyone!

Snowy Bonbons

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter/margarine, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 package almond paste

Almond Frosting
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
4-5 teaspoons milk

Edible glitter, white nonpareils, edible pearls

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat flour, butter sugar and milk in bowl with mixer on med. Cut the almond paste into 1/2 inch slices, cut each slice into 6-8 pieces.

Shape into 1 inch balls around a piece of almond paste. Roll into a ball and bake on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for 10 - 12 minutes, just until cookie is set and bottom is light golden.

Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

In small bowl mix frosting ingredients. Drizzle over cookies and sprinkle with toppings. Enjoy! They last quite well up to a week or can be frozen. They are so good!


Susan said...

oh...that recipe looks yummy...may have to try it!
Susan *dutchrose*

Lisa said...


Your tree is gorgeous and your angel well she is amazing. The cookies, well they would not last long if they were sitting in front of me!


Teriann said...

Oh wow!! I love your tree! You beat me! I've got the smaller tree up, but need to put the LARGE tree up... and that weighs 70 pounds. Matt has to get it from the loft for me this week.

And that recipe! I think I might have to make them for ME, by ME and have them just for ME! ::::snicker:::

I know... sharing is the reason for the season... but do I have to share THESE cookies??

Hugs & Love,


cathy said...

Those cookies look so yummy! Where do you find almond paste? I've never heard of it before.

gail said...

Hi Carrie,,, Beautiful tree. I like your angel as well. I love the colors. The cookie recipe looks great too.
How is your toe doing?

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Carrie,

Love your new blog background! The fairy tree topper is so pretty!! What a beautiful christmas tree!

Pei Li

Lilli Blue said...

Those are my favorite cookies in the whole world.I don't eat sugar anymore but I have reserved one lasp in judgement for those very cookies!I told someone TODAY that if I ran into those cookies I would break my committment and go for it. Your tree is lovely. Merry Christmas buddy. Lilli

Susan - My Vintage Charm said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe! The cookies look so good! May I please have one?

Your tree and lovely topper make quite a statement. Beautiful!

Carolee Crafts said...

Your tree is beautiful and a lovely topper. Just love this time of year.

Bon Bons, Yumm!!

Thank you for sharing

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

LOL looove it all and guess what?

I have that same whimsical fairy angel ... could NOT resist her.


Michelle (Shell) May said...

Carrie your tree is just lovely. I loooove your tree topper. She is fabulous! Thanks for the recipe. I have a friend that would love these.
Hugs to you my friend. Have a great week.

Inka Thomas said...

Carrie, I think my butt just got bigger just looking at those goodies!!! YUM!!!!


Rachelle of Anna's Illuminaries said...

Those cookies look divine...thanks for sharing ;-)

EileenandKaren@forgetmenotdreams said...

Yummy! I'm in the mood for holiday baking! Thanks for sharing!

Shabby Shan said...

Your tree is so pretty...and those cookies look delicious! I'll have to try those sometime. Thanks for sharing!

Merry Christmas!

Debbie said...

Hi Carrie....your tree is beautiful and so is your the deep purple dress she is wearing. I'll have to try your bon-bon recipe...they look really good.

Holiday hugs,

Patricia said...

Your tree looks magical, just like it should! Those cookies look yummy, may have to try that one. Easy is in order this week, lol.


Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas TREE! Looks very pretty Carrie! I just did my finishing touches today! Just think we will have to put the things away after Christmas YUK! But how I enjoy it all! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Years!
Pink Wishes,

skyM said...

Well kid I don't know what to look at first! This is absolutely an adorable blog. Well done my friend :) I will definitely share and return often.