THUMBELINA COOKIES

These precious Thumbelina cookies go way way back! I have fun memories of my mom and spooning the colored frosting into the little dents of the buttery and tasty cookies! Tasty Tuesday at it's best with cookies!


They always add that perfect touch of color to all my cookie platters and trays as well. They are so tasty that sometimes I pop the whole thing into my mouth as you can make them kind of tiny and almost bite sized!



Plus, I always loved the fairytale Thumbelina and these petite little cookies carry that name perfectly! They truly are so incredibly yummy. I make a couple other Dent cookies but these are definitely my favorite and one of the many baking traditions of the Christmas season!


THUMBELINA COOKIES
INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

FROSTING
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
red and green food colorings

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350°. Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Blend in the flour and salt. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Dent center of each ball. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven, dent center again, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes longer. Cool. For frosting, beat first 3 ingredients until fluffy. Divide frosting in half by placing in two different bowls. Tint each half, one with red food coloring and one with green food coloring to your desired color. Fill in dents with frosting.

Before frosting

My desired tints

So cute and delish!


Sorry, I did not post yesterday. I was in Chicago at a TV station and holiday luncheon with some blogging friends and will share more on Friday. Come back tomorrow for a sweet Style Six festive post and I hope you all have a fabulous day!

FRIDAY FAVORITES..WHAT YOU NEED EDITION

Happy Festive Friday! I’m super excited about this edition of Friday favorites because it is everything you need this holiday season from Fabulous Shapewear to creating memories to my favorite purchase of the year, the Spanx leggings! let’s get to it so you can get on your merry festive Friday way!

1.
How many of you have heard about SKIMS? It’s Kim Kardashian‘s new line of
Incredible Shapewear and you’ll be blown away at how great it fits. Such smooth pieces to go underneath all your holiday outfits, making you feel more confident and hiding any Christmas cookie muffin tops or bulges, LOL! 


I also got some fabulous Thong Underwear as well as these terrific sculpted mid waist briefs!

2. Memories Made.... 
...with Our College Kids
Let’s face it, the best thing about the holiday season and really any time of year is creating memories with your family and friends! You need to do it! If you followed along on my Instagram stories last Saturday, you saw the fun time we had at Purdue. One of our sons goes to Purdue and the other one goes to Indiana University and Saturday was the Oaken Bucket where the two rivals played each other in football. How fun to hang out at the college bars with our boys and watch Indiana University win in double overtime!




...with Friends
Also got to spend time with a dear friend of mine and her precious niece for a festive holiday breakfast.
 

.....with our Birthday Boy
And on Wednesday traveled 4 hours down to Indiana University to see our oldest who had a birthday. Took him out to dinner, hung with some of his buddies and made the return for our trip home, all in one day. He’s a senior so hopefully this will be the last day trip to Bloomington, LOL! So blessed to see him on his actual birthday.


 3. Week's Attire: The Wubby's
Let’s face it, we all need to be cozy and we all need cozy Wubby’s! I’ve shared so many of these awesome ones with you including one that I shared in my cozy gift guide on Monday but these are three that I own and three that I love and they would make super gifts! nothing fancy, no bright colors with these three but they literally go with anything and you can always add some pops of color!

BUY Quilted Placket Wubby HERE

BUY Checked Knit Zipper Wubby HERE

BUY BIG CHCKED Fleece Wubby HERE


4. Spanx Leggings & A Sweater
A favorite outfit this time of the year is leggings and a sweater and boots! I’m telling you; my favorite purchase of the year has been my Spanx leggings. They are on sale right now and trust me, it is an investment you want to make!

BUY Leggings HERE // Sweater HERE // Earrings HERE // Boots HERE // Necklace HERE

5. Misc. Fun
Posts of the Week: 
Monday ~ Cozy Gift Guide

Cheese TRAY 
I shared a cheeseboard early this week with you on my Amazon Prime finds, but the stacked ones are truly my favorites, and everybody NEEDS these, especially at the holidays for creating all those amazing charcuterie boards! This one would be an AMAZING gift and only $37

BUY TIERED TRAY HERE

Remember I did a turkey cheeseball on mine last year.


This Bamboo Flat one is my favorite single tiered fairly BIG cheese board and for only $17!


BUY HERE



Slippers
If you need fuzzy slippers that are not as hot, these Pink Flip Flop UGGS are perfect! 

BUY SLIPPERS HERE


A Favorite Ornament
We all need a favorite ornament from our childhood and this lil angel I’m touching is mine, tattered and 40+ years old but I love her! 
1970's

We have a BIG weekend planned and I hope yours is BIG and SWEET and FESTIVE!!!
I'll be back Tuesday with a CHRISTMAS COOKIE recipe! 

Linking up with  Friday Favorites  // High 5 For Friday
 xoxo

LEOPARD + RED = FESTIVE & LINK-UP

There’s something about the holiday season that just beckons red and leopard to be worn together! I was tickled “leopard” to find this little faux fur leopard jacket and I thought it was so much fun to put over red and some Spanx leggings!



I am also on the hunt for a V-neck red sweater to wear underneath and pair it with jeans.


I can absolutely tell you that the Spanx leggings are one of the best purchases I’ve ever made! They’re literally perfect to jazz up with a sparkly top, sweater or a cool blazer!
Similar Coat HEREHERE & HERE // Red Top HERE Similar HERE // Leggings HERE // Similar Boots HERE & HERE // Earrings HERE

Here is my favorite look from last week’s link up!
with her How to Holiday Cuteness!

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AMAZON PRIME GIFT GUIDE...FAVORITES

Ahhh my last gift guide of the year. It’s A great one because not only am I linking up with Tanya's last Amazon Prime link up of the year but I’m sharing some of the best sellers and some fabulous things you’ll need this holiday season!


I’ll expain a little why I lOVE each one of these as gifts or for YOU!! 


1. Holiday Glam Outfit
Everybody needs a fabulous holiday outfit with a little bit of glam. And you cannot go wrong getting some pieces from Amazon to complete your holiday looks. This red beret, red skirt and rhinestone belt have my heart big time! This outfit is so festive and cute!
BUY Red Beret HERE // Red Skirt HERE // Rhinestone Belt HERE

This is such a cute cocoa set! Hershey does it right with this darling Hershey kisses, and Cocoa mug Tumbler set!

BUY Mug Set HERE

and 
How Cute are these!
BUY Mixes HERE


Hands-down, my favorite Amazon purchase of the year and a number one seller! I’ve used these cubes every trip I’ve taken and they have made packing life so much easier!





BUY Packing Cubes HERE 

Such a great sweater! So easy to throw on with jeans and boots and it’s subtle yet so classy!
BUY Sweater HERE

I’ve shared many earrings from Amazon, but these are hands-down the favorite and most purchased! So light weight and I love the genuine calf hair!

BUY Earrings HERE 

I have to laugh at this one big time, and I mean big time! I shared it last month on my Amazon ideas, and within 24 hours a dozen had been sold! So funny!
BUY Pooping Pooches Calendar HERE

I laughed out loud at this book! I’ve shared it before, but I wanted to again because it is so relatable this time of year and you know I love Sophie Kinsella! A definite 4.5 out of five stars!
BUY Book HERE

I’ve shared cheese boards before, and you just cannot go wrong giving these as gifts or getting one for yourself to serve your favorite charcuterie goodies! I love the shape of this one and it’s only like 20 bucks!
BUY Cheese Board HERE 

Another favorite purchase that I had to share again because not only did I give my mom one of these as a gift last year, but she got one for me and it definitely helps chopping all your meats! Great stocking stuffer too

BUY ChopStir HERE 

Hands-down, my favorite leopard sweatshirt off of Amazon! Cozy and long enough to cover your butt with leggings! Only $20!
BUY Leopard Sweatshirt HERE

Amazon is having all kinds of deals on the Instant Pot which will make your dinner prep so much easier and quicker! These are a huge seller!

BUY Instant Pot HERE

In case you missed it, I shared a COZY GIFT GUIDE yesterday.

Hope you're getting lots of shopping knocked off! 

xo

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