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December 20, 2010



I have a recipe for Snowballs, but we call them Russian Teacakes. I have never had problems with them. I think they are the easiest, no fail cookie ever! My recipe is in this post:
Look for Russian Teacakes.
My only problem is not eating them all in one sitting!


I've never had a problem with my grandmother's recipe either....if you really want it I would be happy to post it! Best tip, make sure and put the powdered sugar on when they are still pretty stinkin' warm and then roll them again in the powedered sugar after they cool some!



Even if they are tricky to make, they look jolly, jolly good! you are an inspiration to me. Two small children to entertain with the help of an elf,and still able to bake.

:O) xx


Snowballs are my FAVORITES!! Love them. It sounds like the Master Elf is really busy at your house. haha. I had to laugh out loud thinking of AK and Jack finding the gifts.


Oh my! You might be the most fun Elfie I've ever heard! You inspire me to be way more creative with our elf (Sam)!! Powdered sugar footprints might be the cutest thing I've ever heard!!!

And it's physically impossible not to laugh hysterically when you watch a jib jab video! IMPOSSIBLE

I have never made those snowballs before and after reading this, I most certainly don't plan on it! I am not much of a baker so anything and everything sounds intimidating to me! I somehow have to figure out an easy recipe for Biscotti before Saturday though because my dear husband has requested it multiple times!

mrs shortcake

I can't wait till Baby Shortcake is old enough to enjoy the shelf elf! Merry Christmas!

Heart Reflections Live

Amelia Kate and Jack Jack have grown so TALL since your last post!


We call them Mexican wedding cakes.

Bri, I use the biscotti recipe at Easy and delicious.

Kelly Jo

You know how I love a good video. Laughing hysterically at this one! Mike (by far) wins with his solo on the hay. I admit I was a little scared of the thought of Amelia dancing with a pitch fork :)

Elfie has been really tricky this year! I am thinking with all ths baking going on you might need to work on some mini cookies for him. I am sure the kids will help. AK can work the flour or should I say snow - HAHAHAHA! The votes will be in tomorrow :)


I just finished making the dough for those cookies! They're in the fridge now! I use a recipe out of my grandmother's Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook. It's an old version. They're called Sandies. I've never had a problem with them.

The recipe is:
1 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons water
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans.
Cream butter and sugar; add 2 teaspoons water and vanilla; mix well. Blend in flour and nuts; chill 4 hours. Shape in balls or fingers. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 325 about 20 minutes. Remove from pan; cool slightly; roll in confectioners' sugar. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Yours look wonderful, though!!

Carrie Mizell

I am so behind! I cannot believe Jack and Amelia found the stash!! Wow, I bet you liketa died! I know I would have. Hope y'all had a great Christmas!!


I have never seen a cuter elf.

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