People on St. Simons are feeling especially festive this holiday season. We even spotted some decked out driftwood! (Image courtesy Bobby Haven, The Brunswick News).
The month of December is often a special time of year when friends and family gather together to both reminisce about the past year and celebrate the year to come. We heard from our Facebook fans that their traditions involve everything from fun games and ornament swaps to special meals and activities. You know that at SeaPak, we love to cook. And, isn’t baking a “must” around this time of year? We think so! In that spirit, and in the spirit of giving, we’re hosting a giveaway to make it easier to bake some delicious cookies for those you love.
If you want a chance to win a cookie cutter, simply comment on this post with your favorite holiday tradition, memory or meal. We’ll randomly select 75 entries Wednesday, December 14th at 2:00 p.m. EST to receive a lighthouse cookie cutter.
Why a lighthouse shape you might ask? It’s in honor of our very own St. Simons Island lighthouse. You might have seen it on our packaging. In case you’re unfamiliar, it’s the oldest brick structure in coastal Georgia and is still in operation today. You can see a picture and read more about our heritage here.
We’ve also included our favorite sugar cookie recipe below. They’ll melt in your mouth!
We hope this sweet treat will bring a little coastal flair to your Christmas baking. Happy Holidays from all of us at SeaPak to you and yours. May this season be filled with laughter, love and the joy of the season!
SeaPak Lighthouse Sugar Cookies
1 c. butter
2/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. sifted flour
Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar; then beat in egg. Add vanilla, salt and sifted flour. Mix until all ingredients are well blended. Chill dough 3-4 hours before rolling. Roll out to be 1/4 inch thick. Lightly flour edges of Lighthouse cookie cutter and cut cookies. Bake 8-10 minutes or until golden in color. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on wire rack. Cookies can be frosted and decorated or eaten just plain. Makes about 16 cookies.
3/4 c. powdered sugar (sifted)
1 Tb. butter
1 Tb. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. lemon juice
Melt butter. Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Add food coloring if desired and decorate. Yield 1/3 cup.
POSTED BY SeaPak AT 9:59 am Monday December 12th 2011 153 COMMENTS