O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and Don’t Forget the Cookies

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10254836_f260As we have entered into the Advent season waiting for the arrival of Christmas most folks are preparing for the big day with lots of preparation in their homes. Decorating, wrapping gifts, and holiday baking are just a few that top the list.

What holiday recipes are you baking this year? Do you have traditional dishes and goodies you make every year that say Christmas in your home or do you like changing it up trying new recipes to keep it fresh and different?

Will your baking bring back many memories of when you were in the kitchen with your mother making favorite family recipes or will it be the same traditional baking that you do with your own child?

For this sentimental mother baking Russian Tea Cakes with my daughter this year will be a special event, baking what was a favorite Christmas event with my mother.

Russian Tea Cakes, or sometimes known as Mexican Wedding cakes, were an annual event in my mother’s home as I was growing up. Guess who got to help? This year I will be carrying on that same tradition instilled in me so long ago, thinking about my mother as I spend my first Christmas without her while reminiscing of Christmas baking days gone by.

I am sharing the recipe we followed as those years ago hoping it will inspire you to either begin a new event or continue a deep family tradition from our home to yours.

Wishing you a blessed Advent and Christmas season.

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Inspired by the contribution of others, Teri Hansen wanted to find a way to share her own knowledge, gifts and experiences to pay it forward. Finding her writing voice in 2009 she began sharing her interests and passions. As a wife, hobbyist, work from home mom, and volunteer she has many unique experiences to share. Visit more with Teri at Bead At Home

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  1. I enjoy cookies. They’re my favorite sweet. I still have recipes that my mother used. I’ll have to check out your hub. Have a successful new year as well.

  2. It is good that you are passing the tradition down to your daughter. I love reading about a parent doing this. That means it will continue down the line.

    Have fun with your daughter. Cherish all the moments you have with her as she is growing up.

  3. I love Christmas Themed posts and stories and this one is no exception. I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for posting this lovely article.

    • Hi Olivia, thanks for stopping by to spend some time in my memories. Wishing you a blessed Christmas season and hoping you create many new memories for yourself.

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