December with Hetty – Countdown to Christmas day 2 – Baking and Christmas card writing.

Hey everyone! 

Another day with December with Hetty – countdown to Christmas. We’re one day closer to Christmas, and I thought that today would be the perfect day to do some baking. As a Christmas movie is playing in the background on Netflix, the house smells like Christmas, it’s Sunday and I thought it would be the perfect day to do some Christmas baking. So today I baked one of my favourite Christmas cookies. This recipe I got from my mom and it really means a lot to me. I also manage to write a few Christmas cards today as well. Now the house smells like Christmas I’ve done my Christmas card duty of the year and the only thing left is to send them. This upcoming week I’m fully booked. Well, to be honest, I’m booked all the way to January 2nd. I have something planned each day and this entire month is for my mom. From December 1st to January 2nd. I feel great about it, this month is for my mom only. December 3rd is starting off with a meeting with a real estate agent. But other than that, I have all kinds of great stuffed planned for the whole month of December and no one can ever stop me from having the Christmas my mom would have wanted. Today I’m giving you the recipe to Hetty’s favourite Christmas cookies and I’m super excited about sharing it with all of you. This recipe is from my mom and it means a lot to me. 

Ingredients: 

1 Egg

5,2 oz. Sugar 

5,2 oz. Butter 

8,8 oz. Flour

1 Teaspoon vanilla sugar 

1/2 Teaspoon baking powder

Crushed almonds 

Sugar for sprinkling

1 Whisked egg for brushing

Instructions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Mix the butter and the sugar with a mixer until you reach a smooth consistency.  Add the egg. 
  2. Add the vanilla sugar and the baking powder in with the flour. Then add the flour mix in with the butter and sugar mixture. 
  3. knead the dough gently together. Then put it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 
  4. After 30 minutes( or more) roll out the dough into a sausage. Then cut it into slices. Roll each slice into a ball and place it on a baking tray. Then use a fork to gently press down the ball. Brush each cookie with egg, then sprinkle some sugar and crushed almonds on top before putting into the oven for about 10 minutes. When you take them out of the oven let them rest and cool down for about 10 minutes or so before serving. 

I hope you love the recipe as much as I do, and as my mom did. I hope you loved today’s Christmas baking and Christmas card writing post and be sure to come back tomorrow for a new post with December with Hetty – countdown to Christmas. I hope all of you have an amazing December 2nd and I hope to see all of you back here tomorrow for more December activities and fun with Hetty’s countdown to Christmas.

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