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Come Together

It is Holy Week. It was during this week many centuries ago that the prophecies were fulfilled. The Messiah, Jesus Christ, completed his mission on Earth and died on the cross for our sins. He split in two the barrier between God and man (Luke 23:45). He then overcame death and was resurrected. Through Him we now have direct access to God. It is from His sacrifice that salvation is available for all men, not just a chosen few. Let’s use His sacrifice as an example in our lives. Let’s turn away from selfish thoughts and actions and put the needs of others before our own. Let’s come together as Christians; instead of focusing on each other’s faults, let’s embrace the one similarity we share – Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

May God bless you and keep you. Praises and glory to the Most High!

Festive Tea Cookies

Santa will not be able to resist!

These tender, crisp cookies are enjoyed year-round by my family but take on a festive flair during the holidays.  Sweet, buttery goodness abounds in each bite.

Ingredients

2 sticks butter

2 cups sugar

3 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla

4 cups sifted flour

4 level tsp baking powder

Pinch of salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. Add dry ingredients and set aside.

2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.

3.  Slightly beat eggs and vanilla together then add to creamed butter and sugar.  Beat well.

4. Add dry ingredients 1/3 at a time until all is used.

5. Separate the dough into thirds and flatten each third into discs.  Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at at least one hour.

6. Roll each disc to your preferred thickness (I usually roll between 1/4” and 1/2”) then use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out into fun shapes.

7. Place cookies 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with colored sugars, if desired.  Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Note:  This is a tender cookie dough.  Dust your rolling surface and rolling pin with extra flour to prevent the dough from sticking.