Happy Monday Friends! Our kitchen is the central hub of our home, but during the holiday season it turns into Baking Central. Both of my girls love baking and November and December are filled with occasions to bring out the mixing bowls, chocolate chips, sprinkles and more. Today I’m sharing with you my Christmas Kitchen and then make sure to check out 13 other amazing Christmas Kitchens along with some great recipes and printables.
We love baking breads, cookies, candy and all sorts of treats for our neighbors, the kiddos’ teachers, family and friends. There’s just something so sweet about giving a homemade treat to those you care about.
My kitchen got a festive makeover for Christmas… lots of greenery, plaid, burlap and poinsettias.
On top of my white cabinet doors I dangled Christmas branches, bright red bulbs and wreaths.
I filled the hanging blue and green mason jars by my sink with poinsettia clippings.
Our kitchen island is the perfect place to set up for baking central. I picked up some oh-so-cute new baking items recently at World Market. I love the Mint Melamine Batter Bowl… it’s perfect for whipping up a batch of cookies or brownies. How cute is that Red Retro Mixer I found too… my youngest daughter loves using it. She mixed up some pancakes yesterday with it.
In my nesting crates I piled up some pinecones in one and some more poinsettia clippings in the other.
We made up some Ginger Bread and my Grandma’s Christmas Butter Cookies.
They taste almost like a buttery pie crust and they are a simple 3 ingredient cookie.
Grandma’s Christmas Butter Cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 2 1/4 cups flour
|Cream softened butter for a couple minutes.|
|Slowly add the brown sugar, mix till combined.|
|Slowly add the flour, mix till combined.|
|Place cookie dough into a sheet of wax paper and wrap/roll into a log. Place in your refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.|
|When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350. Slice 1/4" pieces from the cookie log and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Add sprinkles if desired.|
|Bake for 12-14 minutes.|
They are so easy to slice and add your festive sprinkles for a simple Christmas cookie.
Well I hope you enjoyed a look around my Christmas kitchen. Make sure to check out all the other amazing Christmas kitchen and recipes and printables…
Yellow Bliss Road
Liz Marie Blog
Clean & Scentsible
Making Home Base
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Sand & Sisal
At the Picket Fence
Love Grows Wild
And here’s a few other glimpses of Christmas in our home this year too!
Chalkboard Christmas Defined Printable… it’s Free
This year’s JOYful Christmas Mantel
I was compensating with product from World Market for this post… as always all opinions are mine.© Copyright 2014 Maryann @ Domestically Speaking, All rights Reserved. Written For: Domestically Speaking