Stacy Nash Primitive Designs
6844 Silver Tree Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46236

Friday, December 7, 2012

Our favorite cookie recipe...

These yummy little snowballs of powdered sugar goodness are always a hit with the family.
I only make them at Christmas....otherwise we would all hurt ourselves stuffing our faces : )
I happen to be enjoying them right now with my coffee.....and so is she can't tell me I can't have cookies for

Wedding Cookies
1 cup Crisco Butter Shortening 
2 cups powdered sugar, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups finely chopped walnuts
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine shortening, 1 cup powdered sugar and vanilla extract in bowl.  With an electric mixer beat on medium speed until well blended.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl.  Ad  to creamed mixture and mix well.  Stir in walnuts and mix well.
Roll dough into walnut-size balls and place on ungreased baking sheet about 1 1/2" apart.
Bake 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown slightly.  Cool on baking sheet until cool enough to touch, but still warm.  Roll in remaining 1 cup powdered sugar, place on cooling racks to cool completely.
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So here on the homestead we have an elf named Katy.  She's an elf on a shelf.
Taylor has been so excited for her to arrive.      
Over the weekend we got the tree up and she finally arrived on Monday morning.
She has been a very silly elf this year.....yesterday morning we found her zip lining through the dining room and this morning we found her in a bag of marshmallows.  
If you don't know about the elf on a's a cute little elf that comes to our house every year at Christmas.  She leaves at night when Taylor goes to bed and reports her behavior to Santa.  Then she comes back every morning and we find her in a different place in the house.....doing very silly things.
She's really alot of fun but I know the day is going to come when Taylor is too old for her elf and she will find out the truth about Santa.  Mom found this letter on Pinterest this morning and I just had to share it.
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Dear Child,
   You asked a really good question, "Are Mom and Dad really Santa?".  We know that you want to know the answer, and we had to give it careful thought to know just what to say.
   The answer is no.  We are not Santa.  There is no one, single Santa.
   We are the people who fill your stocking and choose and wrap the presents under the tree- just as our parents did for them, and you will do for your kids someday.
   This could never make any of us Santa, though.  Santa is lots and lots of people who keep the spirit of Christmas alive.  He lives in our hearts- not at the North Pole.  Santa is the magic and love and spirit of giving to others.  What he does is teach children to believe in something they can't see or touch.  Throughout your life you will need this capacity to believe: in yourself, in your family, in your friends and in God.

Author Unknown
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Merry Christmas to all of my stitching friends...


cucki said...

thank you for sharing the recipe..
love xx

Lida said...

Thanks for the recipe! Merry Christmas to you too! Greetings

LJ said...

What a lovely letter. I have this (nearly-the-same) recipe that came from my Grandma. They are definitely a holiday sort of cookie and I love them, too. I always wondered why they called them wedding cakes. Have you ever heard the reason? said...

Thank you for helping me to remember and reminding everyone else what Christmas really is.

moosecraft said...

A well written letter! Thanks for sharing! Those cookies you posted are my favorite too! They melt in your mouth! The elf on a shelf sounds awesome!

Nancy in WI said...

Love that letter....thanks for sharing!

Ellen S said...

Thanks for the recipe!! It's one ofmy favorites!!! I didn't seethe ornament...has anyone else had trouble?

sue said...

Hi! Thanks for the great recipe and story! I am enjoying the blog hop.

Teri said...

Hi Stacy: Thanks for the cookie recipe. I think that is one that I can make quickly as well as enjoy the smiles of those who eat them. I did miss the ornament...hoping that it is something that will it appear soon. Loving this hop.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

In Canada where I come from we call these cookies Russian Tea Cakes :) Guess whatever border you are closer too LOL. Love the Christmas sampler. A must have for me!

Rosemary said...

My mom makes those cookies only at christmas too :) Did you forget to add the ornament?

Karen in Breezy Point said...

We make the wedding cookies with pecans--one of my favorites! I'll have to give the walnut version a try too--thanks!

jennifer768 said...

Love the letter!Thanks for the recipe.Hugs,Jen

SharoninStLouis said...

Hi - Trying to reach you to order your sweet little Christmas kit, but the email bounced back. Will try to check back tomorrow and hope you still have some kits available.

Many thanks,


Susan said...

What a wonderful explanation of Santa. I doubt Taylor will ever outgrow Katy the Elf. I do things from my son's youth (he's almost 30) whenever he visits for Christmas and he said he would be disappointed if they didn't happen.

Sue said...

What a sweet post! Thank you for sharing the recipe and I thought your story was sweet too. said...

Thanx for the recipe! How was your vaca?

Bridgidk said...

I Love Mexican Wedding Cakes. And your story is adorable. I may have to get me an elf. LOL!

Karleen said...

Stacy I do not find your design for the blog hop

Lorrie said...

Great recipe, thanks for sharing! I must be missing something as I can't find a link for a little project. Anyone else?

Julee said...

lOVE THE LETTER and the cookie recipe sounds so good...

Aggiequilter said...

Thanks for the recipe, I haven't made these in some time, will do! Love the sweet letter ... but I don't see your design posted here ????

Jonette said...

I so enjoy your patterns and was so looking forward to your ornament pattern but don't see it posted here??

Bridgidk said...

How fun your Christmas sounds! And Thank You for the YUMMY recipe. I am going to have quite a spread with all the new recipes I'm collecting on this Blog Hop.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe, I look forward to trying it.
And the Santa letter, I wish I'd read that before my 6 yr old grand daughter asked me the question the other day! Great answer, happy Christmas!

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