One of my favorite things do to over the holiday season is to bake with the kids. There are so many different holiday treats to make including our Santa Claus cookies. These cookies have been a tradition in my family since I was a little girl. I remember making them with my Mom and my brother every Christmas. These Santa Claus cookies are such a fun and easy baking project to make with the kiddos.
While all the baking and cooking that we do can be so much fun for the holidays, Kidde wants to also remind us how to make sure we stay safe for the holidays. Kidde is the world’s largest manufacturer of fire safety products including fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, carbon dioxide alarms, escape ladders and other auxiliary products. Cooking is the number one cause of home fires and injuries and the winter months are the deadliest season for home fires. In a recent Kidde survey, nearly five times as many Americans know the shelf life of a Twinkie than know the recommended operating life of a smoke alarm.
Just as an example, I was making these Santa cookies pictured above and when I baked the second batch, I completely forgot them in the oven. It is so easy to get distracted by the kids or something else that you are doing and not here the timer go off when you are baking. I was lucky enough that we remembered in time not to have any issues except some extremely overcooked Santa cookies that had to be tossed away. But it definitely made me realize how quickly things could happen and how important it is for our family to be prepared to protect ourselves.
Kidde has shared a recipe for safety with us to help us better protect ourselves and our families:
Kidde has some great reminders for us to make sure that we are all prepared in case of an emergency and how to protect ourselves properly with some great suggestions below:
- Replace smoke alarms every 10 years. If you don’t know when your home’s alarms were installed, replace them. Consider installing smoke alarms that contain a sealed-in, tamper-proof battery that will power the unit for 10 years, like Kidde’s Worry-Free alarms.
- Place fire extinguishers within reach on every level of your home.
- Install UL-listed carbon monoxide alarms on each floor and near bedrooms. A combination smoke/CO alarm will provide warning from both hazards in one unit.
- Create an escape plan with your family.
What will you be baking this holiday season? Any family favorite recipes?
Be safe and Happy Holidays!
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