Santa, reindeer, the whole hog and the man in the moon.
Nope, not characters from a spicy pizza induced dream. Just the sporadic ramblings of my pre-holiday morning.
Ok, let me backtrack to where this twisted tale started.
I was arranging my vintage light bulb santa heads gazing at my well placed mantle reindeer...when ...ah ha! I, in a moment of grandiose brainstorms...and feeling a little moxie I decided to saunter a mile and a half down the road to the reindeer farm ...on a mission for spectacular photos of antlered beauties.
Cold was I.....but I pressed on....knowing what a feather in my cap these images would be on next years Christmas cards.
Thou shy and unassuming....(As you can't tell by the photos)...these deer don't disappoint.
What dazzling ,velvet-rubbed branched crowns they don!
Onward and homeward I set my path. A silly grin pasted on my face...or be it frozen on?
Anywho, As I neared home and easily distracted by pretty things.....I snapped a spectacular side portraiture of one of our mammoth piggies.
The whole hog as you will.
And as in any true Simpsons or Seinfeld episode....stories never end where they started.
So , famished as I was and realized I should have carb-loaded before this workout...I headed straight for one (ok, maybe 2) Man in the Moon cookies.
I love life's little journeys...the things you see beyond your four walls and p.c.
If you haven't a Man in the Moon cutter...you're on your own! Any will work....
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup sugar
combine and add:
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
mix until ingredients are well blended
Chill dough 3-4 hours
Preheat oven to 350
Roll out and cut
Bake for about 8-10 minutes each
or slightly browned
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tbl butter
1 tbl milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp lemon juice
melt butter, combine all ingredients
beat until smooth
SLATHER on cooled cookies!
Enjoy...and no, you don't have to share.