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This weekend the BFF and I decorated our Christmas tree so I prepared sugar cookies and mulled wine for the occasion. We also put on our favourite Christmas records (Wilf Carter, Elvis and The Bent Spoon Duo). It was a great way to spend a cold winter’s evening.
I initially intended to ice the sugar cookies, but I only needed to take one bite once they had cooled. It was so delicious and I realized no icing was needed (not to mention, I was more in the mood for decorating the tree).
A lot of people complain about how early stores get ready for Christmas, but I’m in the Christmas mood well before any of the sales and decorations hit the malls. I love making lists, crafting cards, baking cookies and all that jazz. By mid-September, I’ve usually started to get all my ducks in a row. However, I do hold off on holiday music … but when December arrives, there’s no holding back.
This is one of the songs we listen to every Christmas. It’s one of the songs my BFF has dear memories of from his childhood, and I must admit, it’s a pretty nice tune. Here’s Wilf Carter’s “Christmas in Canada”:
I hope you’re in the holiday mood now. If not, these sweet treats will do the trick when they get out of the oven:
Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen (depending on size of cookie cutter)