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Mrs. Claus' Sugar Cookies

Here is Mrs. Claus' super secret sugar cookie recipe.  Santa loves these cookies, so be sure to leave a few for him on Christmas Eve!

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 to 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar to top cookies

1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder.  Set aside.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in the egg and vanilla.  Gradually blend in the dry ingredients from step 1.  Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto cookie sheets. Sprinkle balls with a dashes of sugar.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden brown.  Let stand on cookie sheets two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

4. Share with friends and family (and Santa)!

Per serving:
* 86 calories
* 4 grams fat
* 11.7 grams carbohydrates
* 0.9 grams protein
* 14 mg cholesterol
* 60 mg sodium


Reindeer Treats!

Santa's reindeer work very hard delivering all those presents.  Be sure to guide them to your home with these special reindeer treats!

3-4 tablespoons uncooked oatmeal oats
1 tablespoon Red or Green sugar cookie sprinkles
1 tablespoon raisons
Plastic sandwhich bag

Mix all ingredients in the baggie and then put outside your home on Christmas Eve where the reindeer will be sure to spot their sparkling snack. Recite the following poem to bring extra luck!

Santa's Reindeer fly fast and right,
so sprinkle this food under the moon so bright.

Treats that sparkle will bring delight,
and attract Dasher and Dancer to my home tonight!


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