Category Archives: Chritsmas

Santa’s favorite Cranberry White Chocolate Shortbread

2 1/2 cups flourwhitechocolateshortbread

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter

1 cup icing sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups dried cranberries

1 cup sliced almonds

white chocolate

Mix flour and salt together.

In a separate bowl mi butter and sugar.  Add vanilla, cranberries and almonds.  Mix in flour mixture and roll onto parchment paper into two logs.  Freeze for at least one hour.

Remove dough from freezer.  Slice into wedges and place on cookie sheets.  bake in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes.

Melt white chocolate in microwave.  (Heat 10 seconds at a time just until the chocolate is melted).  With a spoon drizzle chocolate onto cookies.  Allow chocolate to harden and serve.

Countdown to Christmas Eve!

Molly’s Mixed Fruit Cobbler

Santa and Jessie have come down with a cold and Molly is nursing them back to health.  She made tea and chicken soup for the pair just as her mother used to make for her when she was small.

Molly wanted to make something warm and comforting to ease their rumbly tummies.  So Molly whipped up a cobbler with plenty of fruit.   Her recipe is below.

2 cups peaches, peeled and slicedmixedfruitcobbler

Mixed Fruit Cobbler

2 cups blueberries

1 cup cranberries

1 cup raspberries

1/2 cup sugar

3 tbsp flour


1 1/2 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1/2 cup almond milk

Combine fruit, sugar and flour in a large baking dish mixing thoroughly.

Combine topping ingredients until a  thick batter is formed.  Drop spoonfuls on fruit leaving spaces between spoonfuls.

bake at 375 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.

Little known facts about Elves

  • Elves love peanut butter candy.  They love it so much that they have a special day where they eat only desserts made with the confection.

    A young elf
  • Elves spend a year when they are young traveling together around the world and meeting children.  Often their time is spent helping out children’s charities in the various countries.
  • Elves have a choosing day where they decide what kind of trade they are going to work on in Santa’s facilities. Providing gifts for children creates over a hundred different types of jobs.
  • An elf’s grandmother chooses the child’s name when he/she is born.
  • Elves have a polar dip on Christmas day after the gifts have been delivered.  No one remembers when the tradition started but now the day is filled with fun and freezing water.
  • Elf children receive gifts from the workshop on their naming day.  Usually the gifts are made by their relatives.
  • Elf children who wear glasses are said to have an inner insight into children’s dreams.  It is said that the fairies blessed the elf child and gave him/her the ability to interpret children’s wants and desires.
  • Elves love costumes.  Each day of the week has a theme and many of the elves will dress for the occasion.  Yesterday was pajama day and almost all of the elves came to work wearing thick, colorful pj’s over their work uniforms.
Countdown to Christmas Eve!