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Its Time to Haul Out the Cookie Cutters!
A homemade cookie is a gift from the heart. Family and friends make them together on long afternoons while chatting, singing holiday songs and enjoying each others company.
Its a chance to have fun and be creative. A sweet, pretty cookie can be packed for a gift and saved for a long time to eat whenever we want.
Lets Get Rollin !
Basic Sugar Cookie Dough:
With electric mixer, cream 34 cup sugar into 23 stick butter. When fluffy, beat in 1 egg and 1t vanilla. Sift in 214 cups flour, beating at low speed until mixed. Add water, a few drops at a time, until dough comes sway from sides of bowl.
Spoon between two sheets of waxed paper and flatten like a plate. Chill 2 hours.
Sugar Cookie Cutouts: Divide dough and color (red, green or plain). Chill and roll out 14-inch thick. Cut into your favorite shapes and decorate with sprinkles, nuts, raisins or frost after baking.
Pinwheels: Use sugar cookie dough, 12 chocolate or a bright color, 12 plain. Roll into matching rectangles 14-inch thick. Place one on top of the other and roll up jelly roll style, chill then cut into pinwheel slices.
Candy Canes: Color 12 of sugar cookie dough red; keep the other plain. Take heaping tsp. sized scoops of each color and roll them into 5-inch snakes. Twist them together and shape like candy canes.
Christmas Wreath Cookies
1/2 C unsalted butter
30 large marshmallows
1 tsp green food coloring
1 tsp vanilla
4 C cornflakes
Cinnamon red-hot candies
Melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add food coloring and vanilla. Stir in cornflakes. Grease fingers and drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Form the mounds into wreaths with your fingers. Decorate with red-hots while the wreaths are still sticky.
by Ellie Blaser, Age 6
you are so good.
Like a diamond in the woods,
with sugar on top.
When I eat them
I feel like playing
in the dark light.
every bite is so good.
Calling All Millennial Babies!
Readers, do you know any babies born in the year 2000? We need New Kids of the Millennium for our Best of the Year issue.We will send baby and family a souvenir copy!
Send a picture along with:
Name, Age, Birth, Date, Weight,
Parents Names, Address & Phone #
To: Bay Weekly, PO Box 358,
Deale, Md 20751
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos must be received by Fri. Dec.15
Quiet Waters Freeze
Anytime - Glide over Quiet Waters Parks ice rink, open for all holidays except Christmas. Weather dependent. 3-9pm MWThF; 10-9 SaSu & holidays @ Quiet Waters Park Ice Rink, Annapolis. $4 w/discounts; $2 skate rental: 410/222-1777.
Lights on the Bay
Thru New Years Day-Meander thru a menagerie of whimsical light sculptures along 3 miles of Bayfront by the Bridge. Dont miss the brand new forms, including the Childrens National Holiday and Holiday Snowboys exhibits for the younger set. To top it off, enjoy a seasonal serenade over your car radio. Rain or shine. Benefits Anne Arundel Medical Centers new hospital. 5-10pm nightly thru Dec. 23; 5-11pm nightly Christmas Eve till New Years Day @ Sandy Point State Park, by the Bay Bridge. $12/car: 410/295-3161.
Treasures of Christmas
Dec. 1-Jan. 8-Trek to St. Clements Island - Potomac River Museums Christmas Doll and Train Exhibit. The display reflects holiday traditions w/fresh greenery and rooms filled w/antique and reproduction trains, toys, dolls, teddy bears and handmade quilts. Noon-4 W-Su @ the museum, 38370 Point Breeze Rd., Coltons Pt. $1: 301/769-2222.
Dec. 9 & 16-Sit down to a hearty breakfast w/Santa Claus and the cast of Talent Machine Companys Holiday Magic 2000. Following food, a spirited show. Doors open 8:30am; breakfast 9am @ Buddys, $9.95 Annapolis. rsvp: 410/956-0512.