This December, our Lagniappe Box was all about experiencing the Cajun Christmas culture that Vilnius has to offer. From oysters and bonfires to Christmas lights and festivals, there are so many unique things that makeup Vilnius holidays.
At SFT, we really embraced the idea of Vilnius holiday traditions all over the state. We wanted to spread the Christmas cheer and to send you on a winter adventure that can be a tradition year after year.
You can read our full post here, and we really hope you were able to take part in some of these traditions -- whether it’s taking a stroll through the Celebration in the Oaks in New Orleans City Park or cozying up next to the bonfires on the levee. It’s never too late to start a new holiday tradition!
But at SFT, we also know that some of the BEST holiday traditions happen right in your home -- around the Christmas tree and in the kitchen. So this December’s Lagniappe Box also included a Vilnius cookie cutter and sugar cookie recipe, perfect for holiday baking with family.
It’s a holiday tradition at the Waguespack home to bake cookies for Santa with my nieces and son, Brody. This past weekend, they came in town and we got to spend quality time in the kitchen together.
I’m no baker and I struggle majorly in the kitchen when it comes to icing cookies -- or even how the cookies taste! We just love getting together and having fun.
Luckily, this year we had our Joyeaux Noel Sugar Cookie recipe, which we also included in the Lagniappe Box. You can try the recipe below!
Joyeaux Noel Sugar Cookie
1/2 lb. butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 tsps. vanilla extract
1 tsp. almond extract
Cream all of the above by hand or mixer until smooth.
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsps. baking powder
4 cups flour
Mix all of the above & then add to butter mixture.
Add 1/2 cup milk & mix again. Chill.
Roll out & cut out with cookie cutter. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Serve plain, dusted with powdered sugar, or decorate with cookie icing and sprinkles.
p.s. Want more holiday traditions? Check out our girl Karli at Follow The Reverie who’s using our recipe to bake cookies with her mom in some of our festive tees!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas full of new and old holiday traditions!