Christmas Tour

We present…. Our Ladder Tree – no needles and room for all the presents!

Still looks like a tree from outside

The Mantle



  • 2 sticks margarine or butter (I use unsalted butter)
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of pecans; chopped fine (by my handy-dandy Pampered Chef chopper)


  1. Cream margarine and sugar together
  2. Add other ingredients
  3. Mix well and form into balls
  4. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 for 20 minutes
  5. Let cool and then roll in powdered sugar
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10 Responses to Christmas Tour

  1. Julie says:

    I’d love to hear the story behind your ladder tree. Very unique and quite pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas

  2. Carol says:

    How funny! I have that same ladder shelf. Mine’s not nearly as festive, of course!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. leslie says:

    I love the ladder tree. How cool and clever!!!! MerryChristmas!!

  4. Jeri says:

    Love that ladder tree, how unique. Thanks for letting us visit.

  5. Christine says:

    Now, that ladder tree is something new! VERY interesting!

  6. Tammy says:

    I’ve heard of ladder trees…yours is so cute!

    (And I use to sell Pampered Chef…I have so many things still that I just love!)

    Thank you for the Christmas tour…and the yummy recipe!
    Hope you can stop by my place, too!

    ~Tammy (Lattes and Lollipops)

  7. The ladder tree is a great idea! [‘Cept our little Dynamo would feel obligated to climb it.] I like how it looks from your window too.

    Printed a copy of your cookie recipe. Baking is on the agenda tomorrow and these looked really great! I’ve never made them…but I’ve eaten lots. My favorite were lemon ones I got in Savannah, Georgia a couple years ago.

    I may experiment with flavorings and citrus rinds…my daughter, the Pastry Princess (and chef) is staying with us right now. She’s great at diagnosing how much is enough.

  8. Nicole says:

    Your tree looks gorgeous in the window! What a pretty picture.

  9. The ladder tree is a GREAT idea!!! So pretty AND useful.

    Merry Christmas

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  10. Paige says:

    Thanks for sharing! I love the ladder tree.

    Best wishes to you and your family during this Christmas season.

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