Trimming A Christmas TreeHow to Trim Your Christmas Tree - A Christmas Tree Decorating book written by R. Kathleen Dillon, illustrated by Mike Cody

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How to Trim A Christmas Tree



How to Trim A Christmas Tree

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A Traditional Cookie Recipe...

Tradition plays a large part in most aspects of the holidays but the traditional tensions are not part of the fun! Those, "Uh-oh! I forgot the (whatever)!" moments do not make for pleasant memories. How To Trim Your Christmas Tree makes those moments disappear! It gives you extra time to indulge in the more enjoyable pastimes of the season such as making these:

Traditional Cookies (makes about 100)


2 sticks (1/2 pound) of butter
1 cups confectioner's (powdered) sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
tsp. salt
generous pinch of powdered all spice

Cream butter in large mixing bowl. Gradually add sugar & beat mixture until it's light & fluffy. Beat in egg & vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt & all spice. Using half a cup at a time, add flour mix to batter beating it thoroughly before adding more (half a cup at a time) until it's all used.

Wrap in waxed paper & chill for at least 2 hours. (May be done 3 days in advance if well wrapped.)

Roll dough on lightly floured surface until its an eighth of an inch thick. Cut into stars (5- & 6-pointed), crescents, circles, etc. Decorate with sprinkles or icing if desired. Bake 4 to 6 minutes at 400 degrees.
Holiday Traditions...

My great grandfather, John Croghan, was a caterer to the White House in the 1800s. He furnished the inaugural dinner for President Cleveland among other things. My grandmother told me that the above cookie recipe came from him and it's been a tradition in our family. I have to add, I'm really glad I have an electric beater and dont have to make them by hand in the traditional way!

Kathleen Dillon
How to Trim Your Christmas Tree Book

How to Trim Your Christmas TreeCopyright © 2002-07 R. Kathleen Dillon. All rights reserved. Library of Congress Card Number ISBN 0-9640746-9-9

How to Trim Your Christmas Tree

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