Sunday, November 13, 2011

First Christmas Cookies of the Year!

I know, I know.  Thanksgiving is not even here yet, and here I am talking about Christmas! 

First of all, I can't help it!  Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year and holiday.  As much as I love getting presents myself, I love giving gifts to others too.  I love it all.  From the shopping in crazy crowds for the gifts, to finding all the right coordinating wrappings, and ESPECIALLY the wrapping part!  

I mean, I really love to wrap.   I would always ask my mom if I could help her with any wrapping.  So, I would wrap gifts for my dad, sister and cousins.  Once I got to be older, and I would sometimes pick out some of my own presents from Santa, I would wrap those too!  And I most definitively always wrapped gifts from my dad!  I have even been known to wrap empty boxes to make it look fuller under the Christmas tree.  

Also, we just had our first snowfall on Friday 11/11/11!  I wasn't feeling well, and I was up at 7am (which is crazy early for me these days!) and when I saw snow covering everything outside, I first thought I was dreaming or seeing things.  Nope, everything was covered!  I woke my husband up and made him look too!  We had no idea... I guess we hadn't been looking at the weather lately. 

So that has put me in the Christmas mood!  

Yesterday, we went to Crate and Barrel and I got all new Christmas ornaments.  I have decided that its time to replace my cheap, plastic ornaments that my college roommates and I bought our Sophomore year.  I just got married, so its time for some nicer ornaments.  I desperately want to decorate, but my husband says I need to wait.  OK, well he will be busy all day next Saturday so that just may be my decorating day!  

Back to the cookies!

I made these cookies for one of my favorite Christmas movies.  See if you can figure out the movie!


I love this movie.  I watch it every year!  It's up there with Home Alone and The Santa Clause.  

For those of you who are not familiar with the movie and are thinking what do some of these things have to do with this movie.  

North Pole- Buddy grew up as an Elf at the North Pole. 
Green hat- part of Buddy's elf clothes.
Snowflake- pretty self explanatory right?
The Code of Elves- what the elves live by.
Naughty List- When Buddy found out that his biological dad lives in NYC, Santa told him that his dad is on the naughty list.
Snowman- Leon was the snowman that Buddy talks to before he leaves for NYC.
Snow globe- Papa Elf gives Buddy the snow globe before he leaves for NYC.  The Empire State Building is in the front, which is where his dad works.
Candy, Candy canes, Candy corn and Syrup- Elves 4 main food group
Music note- lots of singing in the movie
NYC Taxi- most of the movie is in New York City.  Several times, Buddy almost gets hit (sometimes does get hit) by taxis.
Bowl of Spaghetti- Buddy loves spaghetti with syrup on top!
Clausometer- It detects how many people believe in Santa, and the more people that believe, the more power it gives to Santa's sleigh.  

Leave me a post and tell me what YOUR favorite holiday movie is!  


  1. Love the spaghetti!
    There are so many Christmas movies that I can't pick just one.
    - Charlie Brown Christmas
    - How the Grinch Stole Christmas - original w/Borris Karloff
    - The Year Without a Santa Claus
    - The Little Drummer Boy

    OK - so these are cartoons, but they count. I get tired of It's a Wonderful Lie....I mean, Life.

  2. Thanks! Charlie Brown Christmas is another good one! My mom loves Charlie Brown, so we watched it every year! And Small One, but it always makes me sad!

  3. Wow, such fun! LOVE the snow globe, and the North Pole sign, Leon the snowman, the SPAGHETTI! - just love them all. Makes me want to watch the movie right now!

  4. Annie, you did an amazing job, They do tell the whole story. Love it all.

  5. Thanks! Joanne, I had a list of potential cookies that I could make from the movie that was more than a page! So I had to narrow it down!

  6. I love these cookies...and the movie elf!!! Thanks for sharing them!!!

  7. I love these especially the north pole sign