Get ready for a White Christmas!

We can’t always guarantee the snow will fall on Christmas Day – in fact it was Christmas 2010 when we last had a good snow coverage in the UK. But for many of us having that snowy feeling is always synonymous with a Christmassy feeling.

Here is our guide to bringing that snowy feeling to your Christmas in 2015 whether you like books or baking – we have some great suggestions;


Great kids book with that snowy feeling

The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

This book which is listed in the top 100 children’s books of all time traces a young boy’s adventures in the snow with simple, graphic illustrations. The Snowy Day really create the joy of playing in the snow.

 

Brave Irene by William Steig

A dressmaker’s daughter bravely ventures into a snowstorm to deliver the duchess her new gown in time for the ball.

 

Let it Snow by Holly Hobbie

Two friends, Toot and Puddle, choose the perfect Christmas presents for each other and enjoy a magical skiing trip cross country.

 

Stella: Queen of the Snow by Marie-Louise Gay.

Younger brother Sam has never seen snow before. When the first snowstorm of the season arrives, Sam has lots of great questions about snow, and Sam’s older sister Stella has lots of entertaining answers.

These are available online at Amazon and other good book sellers.


Two Amazing Snowman Baking Ideas and Recipes

We found two of the best snowman ideas – quick and easy to create that your kids are bound to love. Simple enough that your little ones can join in with the baking fun and decoration.

  1. Melting Snowman Oreo Cookie Balls

These are going to make a really cute addition to your Christmas table and great fun to make. Very simple to make and you are going to need only;
Soft Cream Cheese
White chocolate for melting
Oreo Cookies
Rolo chocolates
Orange smarties
Mini Chocolate chips or buttons
Click here to visit Cookies and Cups for the full recipe and method

 

2. Snowman Biscuits

A super cute Christmas treat that children will love. Fun and simple to bake and you are only going to need;

200g/7oz self raising flour
100g/3½oz caster sugar
100g/3½oz butter, plus extra for greasing
1 large free-range egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

white and blue fondant icing
white and black writing icing
sprinkles
48 small chocolate balls

For full recipe and method then click here to visit BBCFood

 

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