Friday, November 30, 2012

Reindeer Noses

Happy Holiday Season, friends!

We've been enjoying the lights, the turkey (I mean Thai for turkey day), and the festivities in the Northwest. On many corners, I drive by "Christmas trees for sale" signs, & they're for gorgeous firs or whatever kind you like. Even Boy Scouts are selling them for $15/tree. There are even tree farms where they hand you a saw and you get to wander the tree farm for the perfect Christmas tree for your home. You choose it and chop it down. You probably know all about this, but it's a new thing for this lifelong Texan.

We went with our artificial tree this year because 1) I was too excited to wait to I get a live tree and 2) we were trying to be a little greener. But next year...we'll buy a live tree so grand it'll make the Griswolds' tree look like Charlie Brown's little branch...maybe.

Lets make a festive, happy, sweet cookie. Lets be cute yet quick about it, shall we?

Reindeer Noses
~makes 18 cookies~

2 cups AP flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 stick margarine, melted (8 TB)
1 egg
Powdered sugar
Red sprinkles

Preheat oven to 340. In a medium bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients (dry stuff).

Add in the egg and margarine. Stir.

Roll into small balls, about the size of a ping pong ball. Place onto a nonstick baking sheet.

Repeat until all of the dough is rolled. Dust with "SNOW" (powdered sugar) or turn them into "Rudolph's nose" (red sprinkles). Bake for 10 minutes, or until cookies are slightly firm to the touch. let cool a few minutes before gobbling.

Make these Reindeer Noses with the kids in your life, or feel like a kid making them!

Merry, merry!


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