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What about homemade gifts for Christmas?!


homemade christmas giftIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, the time when you most receive and offer gifts. Personally, i love homemade gifts, adding your personal touch and thoughts, turns any simple gesture to a gift of love. At the end this is what Christmas is all about, no?!

homemade cookies for christmas giftLet your presents this year be expressive, offer JOY, PEACE, LOVE, HOPE… homemade shortbread cookies to your loved ones. Remember my motto?! (Mother teresa quote) we don’t do big things, we do small things with big love!

Very simple and creative! Bake letter cookies and create the word you would love to wish for the one you are offering to. Place it in a box, bag or any package of your choice and spread the joy!

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Doesn’t make you smile to receive one of these cute packages? or see your name made with cookies on your plate at the Christmas eve?

I am sure your colleagues at work, neighbors or friends will be happy to know you were thinking of them and that you made specially for them this little unique gift full of love.

christmas homemade giftThis year I am offering joy to my loved ones. Wishing you all the happiness in the world, and may the birth of Jesus flourishes joy in your hearts!

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Warning! Addictive Christmas shortbread cookies


christmas shortbread cookiesA melt in your mouth Christmas shortbread cookies, as festive as flavorful, are to be considered on  your to bake list for this season. You would love to close your eyes when eating to involve all your senses.

christmas shortbread cookieWhenever i want to make a no fail recipe and be sure the taste will be as good as the picture, i go back to my small notebook where i keep my mom’s recipes. Every time i bake these shortbread cookies i get more and more certain it’s the best recipe.

christmas shortbread.cookiesThis quantity yields 12-30 cookies (depending on how big you cut them out)

  • 200g butter
  • 2 1/2 cups flour sifted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine all together and knead until the dough is smooth. No need to let it chill as we use cold butter. But don’t hesitate to put it in the fridge if it gets too soft while working.

You will need a set of different sizes of star shape cookies cutter to be able to make the levels of the tree from big to small.

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Preheat oven to 180ºC. Line your baking pan with parchment paper and bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Keep on checking, when the edges start to turn to golden, it’s time to remove, you don’t want them to get brown.

christmas.shortbread cookiesLet them cool completely. To stack them, start the base with the biggest star to end up with the smallest. Dust with powdered sugar and serve! The best is to be served with a cup of tea or coffee.

christmas-shortbread-cookieschristmas-shortbread cookies christmas-shortbread.cookiesCookies can be kept in an airtight container for about a week. But I am sure such addictive shortbread won’t last to that time, at least in my house.

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