Thrive LinkUp: Christmas Traditions

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I'm a complete and total sucker for Christmas. I love traditions, celebrations and the excuse to eat anything sweet. I believe life is a constant celebration, and December just amplifies that so much. I can't get enough!! Being a mom is so much fun during the holidays! Getting to teach my little people about Christmas and what it means, it's just such a blast! To see the excitement in their eyes for each little celebration, it sparks the miracle of Christmas in my heart all over again!

One of my favorite Christmas traditions that we do as a family is decorating cookies! We do a LOT of traditions because I'm a sentimental sap, but this one definitely ranks way up on my list of favorites!

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The Mom Diggity's Sugar Cookie Recipe

Cream 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick, room temperature) and 3/4 cup sugar. Beat in 1 egg Beat in 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Stir in a separate bowl: 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 1/2 cup flour

Stir dry ingredients into the creamed mixture. Chill dough 1 hour, at least.  (Can be frozen and then thawed before cooking) Roll out thin (1/4 inch) on floured board Cut with cookie cutters Place on lightly greased baking sheet Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes

Frost the day of serving, or frost and freeze.