We've been doing some Christmas crafts at our house. I have to say it's hard to come up with stuff for my little kids to do without making a HUGE mess. We have made ornaments, colored pictures, and today we made candy canes. The only problem was that I couldn't find the red beads that I bought. Seriously, they have been in a bag in the closet since I bought them and then today when I pulled out the bag...the beads were mysteriously gone! So...we improvised with a red sharpie! The kids loved it and they did really well. I think I might go get more beads and have another candy cane craft day. :)
I put the white beads in a little bowl for each girl so there wouldn't be any fighting over beads
They did really well! Heidi made two and Natalie made the rest.
They were so excited to get to hang their ornaments on the tree! Heidi kept taking them off and moving them around.
They made both of these ornaments. I still have a few more craft ideas before Christmas...we'll see how they go!
I also made some more cookies today. You think I would be completely cookied out! But no...I made more. I just couldn't get enough of the rolo cookies this year. They were soo good I had to make more. And honestly...I am surprised there are any left! I have eaten so many today!!
These cookies are amazing right out of the oven. The chocolate and caramel dissolve in your mouth. But I even love them cold. Looking at this picture of them I really want to go eat another one. Not a good idea!! Anyway...since it's Christmas time, I thought I'd share the recipe. :) Hope you like it!
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups original bisquick
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons sugar
48 rolos unwrapped
In large bowl, beat condensed milk and peanut butter with electric mixer on medium speed till well blended. Stir in Bisquick mix and vanilla until well blended. Shape dough into 48 1-inch balls. Measure sugar into small bowl. Dip top of each ball into sugar. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 7-9 minutes. Firmly press 1 rolo into center of each cookie. Bake 1 minute. Cool 2-3 minutes.