Wednesday, December 13, 2017


Hey y'all happy Wednesday!

Today I am sharing this fun and edgy look! I had to tell y'all about this jumpsuit because its actually under $12 which is crazy. Its a little much by itself, but I love the look of it layered with this turtleneck tee, which is another favorite of mine. I paired it with my favorite baker boy hat (of course!) and these ADORABLE booties that I am completely obsessed with. They are kind of hard to see in these photos but I have them linked above!

Today, in the spirit of the holidays and Christmas approaching, I wanted to share a few of my favorite Christmas baking recipes. I always love baking, but I especially love it during the holidays!

Soft & Thick Snickerdoodles
These snickerdoodles are so good and soft, as the name suggests! I love chocolate but these are also a great treat and not overly sweet. 

Makes: 2 dozen
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
2 tsp. soda
2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. cream of tartar 
1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Make topping and set aside.
Make cookies: In a large bowl using a hand or stand mixer, cream the softened butter for a minute on medium speed. Add the sugar and mix until fluffy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, soda, cinnamon and salt. With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients in 3 different parts. Take 1 1/2-2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Roll the balls into topping mixture. Bake for 11-12 minutes. Cookies will be puffy and soft. Allow to cool on a baking sheet for 10 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Aunt Mary's Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
This recipe is from my aunt Mary, and I always have so many memories surrounding these cookies! my family usually makes them together and my dad always rolls out the dough, then we use different cookie cutters and frost them for Christmas! They are so yummy too!

2 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup Butter Crisco
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups flour
16 oz. sour cream
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt

Mix egg, sugar, shortening and vanilla. Add sour cream; add soda, baking powder, salt, and flour. Chill several hours. Roll on floured surface 1/2 inch thick. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. For frosting: 1 large tablespoon Crisco, 4 cups powdered sugar, 6 teaspoons of milk. Stir together.

Peanut Butter Buckeyes
These are sooo yummy! I can never get enough of peanut butter + chocolate combined ;)

1 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons melted butter
1 1/2 crushed Rice Krispies
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Mix peanut butter and butter together; add powdered sugar and Rice Krispies. Mix until combined together. Form the mixture into balls; place them on wax paper on a cookie sheet and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Melt chocolate for 30 second intervals until fully melted. Dip the peanut butter balls into the chocolate. Chill them in the freezer until hardened. 

In other news, today is my first day being 'done' for the semester -- I finished all my finals yesterday! I am still working today and tomorrow, but I will head home tomorrow afternoon which I'm sooo excited for.

I hope you all enjoyed this post + some of my favorite recipes! Thanks so much for reading and talk to y'all tomorrow!

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