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WAGI~ Creative $ Gifting

 With Christmas just over a week away you may be doing a little holiday baking.  After all Santa is going to need some cookies when he pops down the chimney in eight days.  Sugar cookies are always a favorite at our house.  Decorating them as a family is a fun activity.  Now that my kids are older we are less likely to create the sugar high cookie.  You know the one with more frosting, candy and sprinkles than cookie.  To make a few of your own, sugar high or other wise, here is our recipe:


1 cup sugar             

1/2 c. butter

1 egg       

1/2 c. milk plus 1 T. vinegar

1 Tbs. vanilla

3 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. soda

1/2 tsp. salt

Cream sugar, butter and eggs.  Add liquid ingredients.  Slowlly add dry ingredients.  Roll 1/4″ thick and cut into desired shapes.  Cook 8-10 minutes at 350* on greased cookie sheet.

If you are like me you have a few people on your list that have requested money.  I know for my college age children that it is probably what they need most, but it seems so boring to give.  So I thought this creative  idea from I Heart Nap Time fixed that problem.  Besides it seems it would be a lot more fun to receive than just and envelope.

I also heard of a fun idea from a friend for those hard to buy people.  She said that a friend of hers give each member in her family x amount of money at Thanksgiving.  They are to spend as close to it as possible without going over.  They meet at her house on Christmas and with the gift they bought wrapped.  Then she gets to watch everyone unwrap their gift and is able to see what she bought them.  Thought that was kind of a fun idea.


  • Needled Mom says:

    It is so hard to buy for the older ones. I like the idea of having them buy what they want and unwrap it at Christmas.

    I have little ones coming over today to make sugar cookies. It will be a sugar high time.

  • Terri says:

    I have given origami money before… mostly for birthdays because folding for one is easier than for a multitude. The recipients are quite happy with the gift. I like the last idea… that way they have to buy something, and not just use the money to pay for the bills. (The gift gets forgotten that way.)
    Thanks for the recipe. I might just make some C. cookies now.

  • Nedra says:

    I've been a little AWOL on Blog land the last few weeks. I have been posting more on Instagram. Sorry I haven't kept in touch or left a comment. Loved your last few posts and ideas. I hope all is well at your house, and that you are enjoying the last few days before Christmas 🙂

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