Advent means Waiting

Adventus is Latin for "coming". We are waiting for expectantly for Christmas to come...

Joyfully preparing...
Cookie-baking begins. I haven't made these since I was in high school - My mother's Sesame Thins...

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 jar sesame seeds (from spice section in grocery store)
Whip together butter and sugar.  Add egg and vanilla.  Gradually add dry ingredients.  Chill for 1 hour.  Roll into small balls and coat with sesame seeds.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

And a visit from two of my little elves.



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