Countdown to Christmas with 15 DIY Advent Calendars

Advent Calendar Round-Up

Thanksgiving has passed, and it’s now ┬ásocially acceptable to begin the count down to Christmas. But let’s be honest, you’ve secretly been waiting for at least a month. One of the best ways to celebrate the most festive month of the year is with an Advent calendar. Instead of buying a generic version at the grocery store, craft your own calendar,and put it on display. I’ve pulled together a list of 15 of my favorite DIY Advent Calendars to inspire you.

Round-up of Inspiring DIY Advent Calendars | Five Marigolds

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The Best Vanilla Almond Sugar Cut-Out Cookies

The best ever Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookie recipe

This thick, slightly chewy sugar cookie is just the right amount of sweet.

This year I tried my new favorite sugar cookie recipe: the best ever vanilla almond sugar cookies.Vanilla Almond Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe

No, that name is not an exaggeration. They are that good.

And easy. Did I mention easy? That’s the only way a recipe makes it on my repeat list.

And I have a long history of ruining sugar cookies. They were too dry, too thin, or just wouldn’t hold their shape.

If you have a history of sugar cookie failure like me – there is hope. I’ve never had a single problem with this recipe.

My favorite part of this recipe is that this dough does not have to be refrigerated before cutting out shapes – perfect for impatient bakers like me!

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