Christmas / Holidays
It seems that no matter what time of year it is, we are all looking forward to Christmas. This is a great time to gather with family, give each other gifts and eat delicious food.
Christmas is enjoyable for many, but it can also be stressful. Coming up with the perfect meals to serve, the perfect gifts to give and making other preparations can really start to weigh on you. That’s why Moms Who Think provides resources that will help keep you organized.
Gifts: Can’t think of the perfect gift to give that special someone? We have articles with gift ideas that will be ideal for any member of your family.
Food: Not sure what to serve on Christmas day? We provide recipes for delicious meals that will be perfect for your holiday table. From appetizers to entrees to desserts, we have it all.
Decorations: Need to get your house looking festive? We have ideas for decorations that can be made by hand and will be just right for getting your guests in the holiday mood. We even have a recipe for simmering potpourri which is sure to get your family and friends in the right spirit.
Checklist: That hardest part of organizing a Christmas celebration may be making sure that everything gets done! Our checklist will help you get prepared so that you have everything you need when you need it.
So, when the holidays are coming, don’t stress. Turn to Moms Who Think for great ideas that will help your celebration be a success.
Christmas Cookie Recipes NUpdated:
Christmas Cookies Napoleon Creams Ingredients: 1/2 cup margarine1/4 cup cocoa powder1/4 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 egg, beaten2 cups crushed graham crackers1 cup flaked sweetened coconut1/2 cup margarine3 tablespoons milk1 3-3/4-ounce package instant vanilla pudding mix2 cups powdered sugar1 6-ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips2 tablespoons margarine Directions: 1. In the top of a […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes LUpdated:
Christmas Cookies L Ladyfingers Ingredients: 3 eggs — separated1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar1/4 cup granulated sugar1/3 cup granulated sugar3/4 cup all-purpose flour3 tablespoons water1/2 teaspoon vanilla1/4 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon lemon extract — if desired1/8 teaspoon saltPowdered sugar — if desired Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350º. Grease and flour cookie sheet. Beat egg […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes IUpdated:
Christmas Cookies I Icebox Cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening1/2 cup margarine1 cup sugar1 cup brown sugar2 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt3 cups quick-cooking oats1/2 cup chopped nuts1/2 cup flaked coconut Directions: 1. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening, margarine, and sugars until light and […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes DUpdated:
Christmas Cookies D Date-Filled Spritz Ingredients: One Ultimate Spritz Recipe — (see recipe below)1 (8 ounce) package pitted dates (about 1 1/4 cups)1 cup walnut pieces (about 4 ounces)1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup honey1 teaspoon grated orange peel2 tablespoons orange juice 1. Heat oven to 375º. Prepare dough for The Ultimate Spritz, using vanilla. Place […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes EUpdated:
Christmas Cookies E Easy-Yet-Elegant Raspberry Bars Ingredients: 1 (19.8-ounce) package fudge brownie mix (1 pound3.8 ounce package)1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese — softened1/2 cup powdered sugar1/2 cup raspberry preserves1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate1 tablespoon butter or margarine Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350º. Prepare and bake brownie mix as directed on package […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes HUpdated:
Christmas Cookies H Hamantaschen Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup sugar1 teaspoon baking powder3/4 cup butter or margarine1 teaspoon grated lemon peel1/2 teaspoon vanilla2 eggsPrune Filling — (recipe follows)OR Apricot or Plum Filling — (recipe follows)OR Poppy Seed Filling — (recipe follows) PRUNE FILLING 1 (12 ounce) package pitted prunes1 cup chopped walnuts2 […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes JUpdated:
Christmas Cookies J Joe Froggers Ingredients: 1 cup sugar1/2 cup shortening1 cup dark molasses1/2 cup water4 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons salt1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1/4 teaspoon ground allspiceSugar Directions: 1. Beat 1 cup sugar, the shortening, molasses and water in large bowl with electric […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes MUpdated:
Christmas Cookies M Magic Rum Balls Ingredients: 3 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers1 cup finely chopped walnuts1 (15 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk1/3 cup rumConfectioners’ sugar or colored or chocolate sprinkles Directions: 1. Combine wafer crumbs and nuts. Add sweetened condensed milk and rum; blend well. Chill for one hour. 2. Dip palms of hands […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes SUpdated:
Christmas Cookies S Santa’s Whiskers Ingredients: 1 cup butter or margarine1 cup granulated sugar2 tablespoons milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract3/4 cup flaked coconut2 1/2 cups sifted flour3/4 cup chopped candied cherries1/2 cup finely chopped pecans Directions: 1. Cream butter and sugar. Blend in milk and vanilla extract. Stir in flour, cherries, and nuts. Form […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes CUpdated:
Christmas Cookies C Cannoli Ingredients: For the pastry: 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour1 tablespoon granulated sugar1/4 teaspoon cinnamon3/4 cup Marsala wine1 large egg slightly beaten For the filling: 3 pounds ricotta cheese1-3/4 cups sifted confectioners sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon2 tablespoons chopped citron1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels Directions: 1. Sift flour, sugar and cinnamon together on […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes PUpdated:
Christmas Cookies Palmeras Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour1-1/2 cups cold butter, cut into cubes3/4 cup sour cream1 cup sugar, divided Directions: 1. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in sour cream. Transfer mixture to a lightly floured surface and knead until dough holds […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes BUpdated:
Christmas Cookies B Bambary Tarts Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter1 cup brown sugar1 egg, beaten1/2 cup raisins1 Tablespoon lemon juice Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375F. Put plump raisins in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels. 2. Cream room temperature butter and gradually add sugar. Beat until light. Add beaten egg. […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes U-VUpdated:
Christmas Cookies U & V Ultimate Brownie Ingredients: 5 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate2/3 cup butter or margarine1 3/4 cups sugar2 teaspoons vanilla3 eggs1 cup all-purpose flour1 cup chopped nuts Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350º. Grease square pan, 9 × 9 × 2 inches. Melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring frequently; […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes ChocolateUpdated:
Christmas Cookies Chocolate Christmas Cookies Chocolate Chip Blondies Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups flour2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2/3 cup butter2 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar3 eggs1/2 teaspoon vanilla1 cup semisweet chocolate chips1 cup walnuts, chopped Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 9×13″ baking pan and set aside. 2. In the […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes RUpdated:
Christmas Cookies R Rainbow Cookies Ingredients: 7 ounces marzipan paste or almond paste1 cup granulated sugar1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened4 large eggs, separated1 teaspoon almond extract2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (sift before measuring)1/4 teaspoon salt5 drops green food coloring, or to desired color5 drops red food coloring, or to desired […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes W-ZUpdated:
Christmas Cookies W-Z Walnut Biscotti Ingredients: 3/4 cup walnut halves — toasted1 cup all-purpose flour3/4 cup whole wheat flour1/2 cup packed brown sugar1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamonDash salt3 egg whites Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350º. Spray nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place walnuts in food processor or blender. Cover […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes AUpdated:
Christmas Cookies A Almond Bars 1 package white cake mix1/2 cup butter or margarine — softened2 eggsAlmond Topping — (recipe follows) ALMOND TOPPING 2/3 cup sliced almonds2/3 cup butter or margarine1/2 cup sugar1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour1 tablespoon milk Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350º. Beat cake mix (dry), butter and eggs […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie Recipes TUpdated:
Christmas Cookies T Thumbprint Cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup packed brown sugar1 cup butter, softened1 teaspoon vanilla2 egg yolks1/2 teaspoon salt2 cups all-purpose flour2 egg whites2 cups finely chopped nuts10 tablespoons jam or jelly (any flavor) Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350º. Beat brown sugar, butter, vanilla and egg yolk in large bowl with […]Read more »
Christmas Cookie RecipeUpdated:
Stained Glass Christmas Cookie Recipe Almost everyone has had this Christmas cookie recipe at some point in their lives, it is a traditional Christmas cookie. Each cookie looks like it has stained glass windows, beautiful and perfect for the season. Stained Glass Window Christmas Cookies Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon […]Read more »
Holiday Decorating ChecklistUpdated:
HOLIDAY DECORATING CHECKLIST 1. Pick a theme. Keep in mind space constraints, and any small children or pets in the household. 2. Set a budget. Make it realistic. You’ll need to allocate funds depending on how large your home is, and how elaborate you want your decorating to be. It might be helpful to […]Read more »
New Years RecipesUpdated:
New Years recipes tend to lean towards appetizers and easy to serve foods for a good reason. With a fairly long stretch until the ball drops, its a good idea to keep an ample supply of food available for your guests to enjoy along with drinks. Serve a few heartier appetizers along with the lighter […]Read more »
The Best Christmas Cookie Recipes EverUpdated:
Christmas Cookie Recipes We’ve got them all, directly from the Moms Who Think kitchens. These are the cookies we bake to give, to serve to our families and friends, and to express home baked Christmas love. Get your mixing bowls ready, stock up on supplies, and enjoy the results! Christmas Cookie Gift Ideas Bailey’s Irish […]Read more »
History of ChristmasUpdated:
History of Christmas The history of Christmas is something to learn because Christmas as we know is a relatively new phenomenon. The celebration of Christmas as a joyous commemoration of peace, love, and the advent of Jesus Christ has only been popularly celebrated since about the 1820s when a book called The Keeping of […]Read more »
Christmas Craft IdeasUpdated:
Christmas craft ideas can answer the age old question..what’s red and green, covered with stars and glitter? Christmas crafts of course! There are a few things that seem more decadent at the holidays than enough time to sit and do nothing but craft. Why not indulge? Your sanity will thank you, and so will your […]Read more »