We had a very, very nice Christmas.
The quilts were a hit...
Son Bill and Daughter-in-Law Raqhel
Nothing says Christmas like a skull sweater (she's 23, when do they grow out of that????)
Daughter, Ariel and "Gramma" (my mom)I think we've had enough...
Some years, I would love to skip the shortbread, but I think there'd be a revolt.
1 cup butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt (if using salted butter. I use 1/2 tsp if I'm using unsalted)
1/2 tsp vanilla
I cut up the butter in pieces and put all of the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until crumbly, then process until the dough comes together - about 40-50 seconds. I used an 8 wedge pan and one recipe makes one pan. I usually double up so I get two pans. Bake at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes. I let cool a bit before taking the shortbread out of the pan - then let cool completely on a wire rack.
I forgot to take a photo of my cracker toffee, but that's another super easy recipe that we've been making for years. A lot of recipes call for brown sugar, but we always use white. I also add chopped hazelnuts after the chocolate is spread before it cools. I either put the pan in the frige or outside on the ledge if it's cold enough until the toffee cools completely. Then break into pieces and enjoy!
I can't believe it's all over for another year!