Santa's Favourite: Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  After all the hard work of delivering toys to all the children in time for Christmas, Santa needs a sweet treat! Nothing says Christmas like milk and cookies, so here is a recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies of all time!

Ingredients:

·         1 cup butter, softened

·         ½ cup granulated sugar

·         1 cup packed brown sugar

·         2 eggs

·         2 teaspoons vanilla extract

·         2 ¼  cups all-purpose flour

·         1 teaspoon baking soda

·         2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

·         Heat oven to 375°F

·         Beat butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla into a large bowl until light and fluffy. Stir in flour and baking soda until well blended. Add in chocolate chips; mix well.

·         Drop tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets.

·         Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes. Place on wire racks to cool completely.

·         Enjoy with a tall glass of milk!

Source: http://www.kraftcanada.com/recipes/bakers-best-chocolate-chip-cookies-85606

DIY Snow Globes

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The weather is cooling down which means it’s time to start decorating for Christmas!

One of Santa’s favourite decorations to see is a snow globe because they are fun to watch and easy to make!

Here’s what you’ll need:

·         A glass jar with a screw top lid

·         Glitter (1-2 tablespoons)

·         Water

·         Glycerin 3-5 drops (this is optional but it makes the glitter float nicer)

·         Hot glue

·         Figurine to go inside

Step one: Choose a small figurine that will fit in the jar

Step two: Glue the bottom of the figurine down to the inside of the lid

Step three: Fill the jar with water, glitter, and glycerin

Step four: Screw on your lid and watch the pretty winter scene!

 

Source: https://www.elfontheshelf.com/blog/snow-globes