Okay, boys. You have to help me! We've invited all the people from BooMama’s site to see our Christmas decorations. Let's get busy; they'll be here any minute!
A, bring me your favorite musical toy. Did Dad replace those batteries yet?D, are all the creches ready? Did you put the wooden one on the coffee table? Can you bring all the guys for the Fisher Price set and put them under the tree? Let's put that Willow Creek one up on the entertainment center, okay?
S, will you put all the books back in the Christmas book bin?
Hey, Look! I found Jess Jingle, our little elf. I'm going to hide him for the next person to find and rehide.
D, where should we put that Rudolph?
Does anyone know where the Christmas tree skirt is for under the tree?
D, it is your job to update the Santa counter.
A, don't eat all the treats!! Oh, you are boxing them up for gifts? Alright. Can you put a few on a plate while I brew some gingerbread tea? Let's put out a few Rolo cookies and a couple of those chewy oatmeal cranberry toffee cookies. I'll have to get the recipes. Everyone keeps asking for the recipe for those!
S, You've got to help me put this new jingle bell wreath on the door.
Okay, okay! Look cute, guys. You were hard workers and I think I hear our guests coming up the walk!
Merry Christmas everyone! May God pour out His blessings onto you today and always!
Chewy Oatmeal Cranberry Toffee Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup toffee baking bits
Preheat oven to 350. Cream together butter and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking soda and salt. With a wooden spoon, stir in the oats, dried cranberries, mini chocolate chips, and toffee baking bits.
Using a cookie scoop, place dough balls on a parchmant lined-pan. (They spread, so don't place the cookies too close together.) Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes on the pan and then move to cooling racks.