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Advent Day Twenty-Four 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas, My Lovelies!  I hope you and your loved ones have a very happy, safe, and blessed Christmas.  Today's cookie is brilliant in its simplicity, and I must admit that this is the first time I've ever made or tried one:  The Chocolate Sugar Cookie.  

This one is my very favorite of the season.  It's the best!  Click on this link for the recipe.  

These cookies are rolled in granulated sugar and sprinkled with even more before baking.

Baking cocoa is added to the flour mixture, and it makes a thick and rich batter.

I suppose I can share a few of these cookies with Santa tonight.

Are you finished with all your Christmas preparations including shopping and baking?  Are you on Santa's naughty or nice list?

John 1:1-14

1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

1:2 He was in the beginning with God.

1:3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being

1:4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people.

1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.

1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

1:7 He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.

1:8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.

1:9 The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world.

1:10 He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him.

1:11 He came to what was his own, and his own people did not accept him.

1:12 But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God,

1:13 who were born, not of blood or of the will of the flesh or of the will of man, but of God.

1:14 And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth.

So happy to be a child of God.  

Until next time...

Merry Christmas!
Ricki Jill


  1. Merry Christmas Ricki Jill. It is great being a child of God. Yes, I am ready for Christmas. We will Skype later when it is time to open gifts to include Josh and McKenzie. We even picked up a tiny little gift for the new nugget growing. I feel so blessed with family and friends. I love your Advent Series.

    I hope you are better and you and toy family have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Oh a chocolate sugar cookie sounds divine Ricki Jill! I hope you are feeling better! Merry Christmas!


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