Today 4/24/18: Farm Market Will be open from 8am-6pm. Strawberry Patch will be open from 8am-6pm.

Christmas Cookie Ornament Recipe
Author: Taste of Home
Slow down this holiday season to enjoy time with family & friends. Turn on some Christmas tunes, and have fun baking & decorating with the kids! Here’s a fun activity the whole family can enjoy! By Taste of Home
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING
  • 6-2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® pure vanilla extract
  • Assorted liquid or paste food coloring
  • 9 yards of 1/8-inch-wide ribbon in Christmas colors of your choice
  • Christmas cookie cutters or sizes of your choice
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar. Beat in the honey, egg and vanilla. Gradually add the flour and salt.
  2. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and roll to an 1/8-in. thickness. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters dipped in flour. Transfer cutouts to ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Using a straw, make a hole in the top of each cookie. Remove the center circle of dough. Bake the cookies at 350° for 6 minutes until the edges are lightly browned. Remove the cookies to wire racks to cool.
  4. For frosting, combine the confectioners’ sugar, water, corn syrup and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Tint the frosting with liquid or paste food coloring in desired colors.
  5. Place each color of frosting in a pastry or plastic bag. Cut a small hole in the tip of each bag. Spread and pipe frosting onto cookies as desired.
  6. If desired, create stitch marks on a stocking or veins on holly leaves by dipping a toothpick in food coloring and painting on the lines.
  7. For hanging loops, cut forty 8-in. strips of 1/8-in.-wide ribbon. Thread a ribbon strip through the hole in each cookie and tie the ends into a bow.
  8. Yield: 40(3-inch) cookies.
  9. Crafter thoughts: —To help give your frosting a smooth look, work quickly when spreading it on the cookies. —Write a name on each treat by painting the letters with a toothpick dipped in food coloring or by piping them using plain or tinted frosting. Then serve the cookies after a holiday meal.
Notes
Source: We found this fun activity for kids by Taste of Home.[br]Find this recipe and others on their website [url href=”http://www.TasteofHome.com” target=”_blank”]www.TasteofHome.com[/url].