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Time is flying!!!!

Goodness, this week has been something! Thank you all so much for your understanding of our amended hours~ we hope to be back to regular hours next week!

Thank you to those ladies who came and shopped our Annual Ladies Shopping Night last night!!! We sure hope you had a great time! We always look forward each year to this special night where we get to have ALL the Christmas lights turned on, inside and out!!

Did you happen to see a super special thing that happed this week? We got to be a guest Blogger on Re-Fabbed by Brooke Riley! Be sure to click the link to read it!! How exciting is that!! Thank you to Brooke for the opportunity!!

This week's Blog is a short one as I have a TON going on! But I picked a super delicious recipe for you all to try! Be sure to let me know what y'all think!

Sugar Swirl Christmas Cookies


  • ⅔ C. shortening

  • ⅔ C. butter

  • 1½ C. sugar

  • 2 eggs lightly beaten

  • 3½ C. flour

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • 2 tsp. baking powder

  • 2 tsp. vanilla

  • Red and green paste food coloring or colors of your choice

  • Decorating sprinkles


  • In a mixing bowl, beat shortening, butter, sugar, and eggs. On low speed, beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, and vanilla until incorporated. Increase speed to medium and beat until well blended.

  • Divide the dough into three separate bowls. Mix red food coloring into one bowl--you'll need quite a bit to get a deep, rich color. Do the same to another bowl using green. Keep the third bowl plain.

  • Roll out each color on separate pieces of waxed paper to about ⅛-inch thickness, making them all about the same size. Carefully flip one on top of the other, lining up the edges of the dough as much as possible and removing the waxed paper after flipping. Once stacked, use a pizza cutter to trim the edges straight.

  • Starting at one long side, roll the layers tightly together, lifting up the waxed paper underneath to help roll. Wrap the waxed paper around the roll and chill overnight.

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Use a sharp knife to cut dough into ⅝-inch thick slices. Roll the edges in decorating sprinkles and set slices on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes, until just barely done.

  • Serve with your favorite Hot Cocoa Mix from Troutt Old Time General Store!

Well time to sign off for this weeks blog. Let us know what you think on our Facebook page!

We hope you enjoy the rest of the week and are able to come by and see us!!

Thank you for reading our blog & being a part of our adventure!

Until then, blessings from our house to yours!!

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