Visions of Sugarplums

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

{Iced Shortbread "birdies"}

I have a very good friend {she's 23 and hangs out with me, even though I'm 35} she has made this recipe since she was 16. I can't even remember when I was 16. She doesn't bake anything else at Christmas besides this shortbread recipe. I'm following in her footsteps. Easy directions. Easy ingredients. Easy small batch. Easy.Easy.Easy. I'm all about that. Plus they're yummy.
It's Martha Stewart's basic shortbread recipe. I think since it calls for confectioners' sugar instead of granulated makes all the difference. I also add almond flavoring in the dough and the icing---I'm a huge fan of almond flavoring.

For the icing:
3/4 cup of powdered sugar
1-2 teaspoons of almond flavoring
3 or more tablespoons of milk

Icing is slightly runny, I drizzle away over cookies and it sets up.

{The dirty "fluff" is his Snoopy baby----yes, my friends the classic Snoopy}

Luke is now 4 {December 1st} and it's fun seeing Christmas through his eyes. Soon after Thanksgiving he told me to get out the Christmas toys, he then stated---that means Jesus is born. What he meant was to get out the nativity set! Bless his little heart! 

I also love taking pictures of my sleeping kidlets.........
{Snoopy's tail is what he holds while sucking this thumb to go to sleep}

I thought you would want to know that. Just in case.



Rod and Sara said...

Oh, I just love the peacefulness when they are sleeping... Can't get enough of it!

Kasey said...

what a sweet post.
How are my fav girls doing???
Kara..give your mom a big hug from me.

b.ellen said...

Adorable... sleeping so peaceful, melts all the trials away for awhile (=

Orrin's beloved bear's nose goes in his mouth...I am a wimp and can't stand touching it. Into the wash it goes!

Thought I would let you know the boys pictures were beautiful Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Give your boys great big hugs for us. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Love you lots
Sara & Auntie L

Consume me... said...

The birds look almost as sweet as your sleeping son...I'd say they're both keepers!