Welcome to Day 2 of “The 12 Days Of Christmas Music.” I hope that you enjoyed yesterday’s post on “Blue Christmas.” Just to remind some of my readers that have just stopped by, what I am doing is everyday for the next 12 days I will post a Christmas song, and share a holiday treat, a homemade gift idea, or just a favorite recipe that I think may go with that song, all leading up to “Christmas Day.” This has been an incredible year! I want to say thank you to my readers, as we prepare for the most joyous time of the year! (Don’t forget to come back tomorrow!)
|Paul, my son in 1983|
In 1969, the Rankin-Bass company, produced a thirty-minute animated television special of Frosty the Snowman that featured the voices of comedians Jimmy Durante as narrator, and Jackie Vernon as Frosty. Three sequels were produced.
Day 2: “Frosty the Snowman”- Lyrics
Frosty the Snowman was a jolly happy soul,
With a corn cob pipe and a button nose, and two eyes made of coal.
Frosty the Snowman, is a fairytale, they say.
He was made of snow, but the children know he came to life one day.
There must have been some magic in that old silk hat they found,
For when they placed it on his head, he began to dance around!
Oh, Frosty, the Snowman, was alive as he could be;
and the children say he could laugh and play,
just the same as you and me.
Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump,
look at Frosty go. Thumpety thump, thump, thumpety thump, thump,
over the hills of snow.
Frosty the Snowman, knew the sun was hot that day,
so he said, "Let's run, and we'll have some fun now, before I melt away."
Down to the village, with a broomstick in his hand,
Running here and there, all around the square,
sayin', "Catch me if you can."
He led them down the streets of town, right to the traffic cop;
and only paused a moment, when he heard him holler, "Stop!"
For Frosty, the Snowman, had to hurry on his way,
But he waved goodbye, sayin' "Don't cry, I'll be back again some day.
In honor of “Frosty” I have a recipe called, “Philadelphia® Snowman Cookies.” These cookies are easy and a great way to have a fun day with your children. This recipe was adapted from Philadelphia Cream Cheese Classic Recipe™ cookbook!
1 pkg. (8 oz) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter
1/2 tsp of vanilla
2 cups of unbleached flour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
Suggested decorations, such as decorating gels, colored sprinkles, nonpareils, and miniature peanut butter cups
Preheat oven to 325°F. Beat cream cheese, sugar, butter, and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add flour and baking soda, mix well. Shape dough into equal number of 1/2-inch and 1-inch diameter balls. (You should have about 44 of each size ball) Using 1 small and 1 large ball for each snowman, place balls, slightly overlapping, on un-greased baking sheet. Flatten to 1/4inch thickness with bottom of a glass dipped in additional flour. Repeat with remaining dough. Put in refrigerator for about 10 minutes to get a little hard. Then place in the oven and bake 19 to 21 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack. (Each snowman doesn’t have to be perfect, makes each snowman an individual.) Sprinkle each snowman with sifted powdered sugar, if desired.
Special Kitchen Tips From Kraft:
Decorate with peanut butter cups in half. Place 1 candy half on top of each snowman for hat. To soften cream cheese, place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese on microwavable plate. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 15 seconds or until slightly softened.
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