12 Days of Christmas — Day 12

 

During the twelve days until Christmas break, the King Street Chronicle will again present staff favorites from the holiday season.  This final edition will not include 12 drummers drumming, but beloved Christmas songs, memories, recipes, movies, and crafts.

 

 

 

 

Song:Winter Wonderland” performed by Bing Crosby.

Courtesy of youtube.com

 

Recipe: Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups 

  • Total Time

    Courtesy of thegunnysack.com

    • 34 minutes 
  • Makes
    • 24 servings 
  • Ingredients
    • One package of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough
    • One-half cup of heavy whipping cream
    • Two tablespoons of hot cocoa mix
    • One cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • One-half cup of white chocolate chips
    • 12 mini pretzels
    • One cup of Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits
  • Steps
    • 1) Preheat oven to 375°F.
    • 2) Put one tablespoon of sugar cookie dough into 24 greased mini muffin tins.
    • 3) Bake for 12-14 minutes at 375°F.  Allow the cookies to cool completely in the pan before gently removing them.
    • 4) Make the chocolate ganache by bringing the whipping cream to a boil.
    • 5) Stir in the hot cocoa mix.
    • 6) Pour the hot cream over the semi-sweet chocolate chips and let it sit for three minutes. Stir until the chocolate chips melt and the ganache is smooth.
    • 7) Break off the loops on some mini pretzels to use as handles.
    • 8) Melt the white chocolate and use it to attach the pretzel handles to the cookie cups.
    • 9) Spoon the chocolate ganache into the cookie cups and top with mini marshmallows.
    • 10) For best results, store the hot chocolate cookie cups in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

Movie: A Christmas Story 

“Based on the writings of Canada’s Jean Shepherd, the family comedy—centered on a boy who pines for a Red Ryder air rifle—has aired in 24-hour blocks on TNT and TBS since Christmas 1997,” courtesy of parade.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Craft: Holiday Candle Holder        

  • Supplies

    Courtesy of popsugar.com

    • Wine glasses in various sizes
    • Cardboard
    • Pen
    • Scissors
    • Hot glue gun and hot glue
    • Small plastic trees, figurines, or ornaments
    • Sugar
    • Superfine silver glitter 
    • Ribbon or string
    • Candles
  • Instructions
    • 1) Create the base for the dioramas by placing the glasses upside down on cardboard and tracing around the outside edge.
    • 2) Use the hot glue gun to start arranging any small figurines or decorations. 
    • 3) Once the glue has dried, place the glass over the base to make sure everything fits.  Now, remove the base, flip over the glass, and pour around one-fourth cup of white sugar into the glass.  Add a sprinkle of glitter for a sparkling touch.
    • 4) Replace the base of the diorama, nestling the glued figurines into the sugar until the base is level with the edge of the glass.  Secure with hot glue.
    • 5) Finish with a length of ribbon or twine for a cute look.  Flip, and enjoy the cute snow-filled diorama. 
    • 6) Top with candles for beautiful holiday decor. 

 

Courtesy of Libby Trimble ’20

Memory: Libby Trimble ‘20

Every year my family and two other families do a secret santa gift exchange.  It started when I was five years old and we still continue to do it ever since.  My favorite Christmas memory is when I got a huge coloring book from my family friends who is really close to me.  On the cover, it had a picture of us which made this Christmas so special to me.”

 

 

Featured Image by Caroline Baranello ’20