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Monday, December 12, 2011

Puddinhead - A Christmas Tradition

Many years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to a Christmas tradition that she grew up with and still enjoys with her own children.  

Did you know there is a mysterious little Elf who appears on Christmas Eve? 
His name is Puddinhead...
and he leaves pajamas on children's doorsteps when Santa is on his way to YOUR house!

This is such a heartwarming tradtion that I have always hoped to have the ability to do with my children and this year, I'm going to try so hard to make it happen!  You learn more about The Puddinhead Tradition here.
You can even buy The Story of Puddinhead to teach your kids about this tradition.

Before your pajamas arrive...why not prepare some cookies for Santa!
We love baking a variety of cookies to make up trays for family and friends.  Here are a few recipes for some yummy treats!

Melting Moments Cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup butter
3oz. cream cheese
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tsp. vanilla or 1/4 tsp. almond extract

Combine dry ingredients.  Cream butter until fluffy.  Add to flour mixure and beat thoroughly.  Refrigerate for 1 hour.  Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls.  Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Flatten with lightly floured fork.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are just lightly browned.  Don't overbake!  For the icing...combine the cream cheese and extract blend until creamy then add the confectioners's sugar.

What kind of unique traditions do you share with your family?

1 comment:

  1. This is such a fun idea. Christmas pictures would be sweet with brand new pajamas.
    Thanks for sharing!