Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays

Finished this Prairie Schooler ornament design this weekend.  Want to start a new tradition of making at least one cross stitched ornament each year.  Prairie Schooler has so many great santa designs too!

Ever since receiving these darling ornaments last year, I have wanted to decorate a kitchen tree. 
When I found the cookie cutters last summer thought they would look perfect on the kitchen tree.

Couldn't resist this unusual doily at an antique store recently, and I can never pass up an old army blanket at a good price!  Want to share our favorite holiday cookie recipe with you.

Orange Cookies

1 cup butter (softened)
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
8 ounces sour cream
1 egg
1 T. orange peel
1/3 cup orange juice
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt

Beat butter until fluffy.  Add half of the flour, and mix in sugar, sour cream, egg, orange peel, orange juice, baking powder and salt.  Stir in remaining flour.  Bake at 375 degrees on greased baking sheet.

Orange Icing

3 cups powdered sugar
2 T. butter
1 t. orange peel
3-4 T. orange juice

Mix all together and frost cookies with orange icing when cool.

Hope you are all having the merriest of holidays and have time to get a few stitches in! 


Mary said...

The snowmen on the kitchen tree are wonderful! And I LOVE Prairie Schooler designs. You did a beautiful job.

Lori said...

What a great cross stitched ornament. It will brig you so much joy from year to year!!
Love the doily too. I'm a sucker for them myself!!

Karen said...

I have been looking at the Prairie Schooler Santa patterns many times. I just don't know that I would find time to do the cross stitch. So tempting though.

Janet said...

What a beautiful cross stitch! That really turned out wonderfully. I used to cross stitch years ago but always hated doing the backstitching.
What an interesting doily. Merry Christmas Dixie!

Carrie P. said...

Your new cross stitch ornament is lovely.
Sweet tree too.