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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Cookies for Santa Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Cookies for Blog Hop.  This is a one day hop with 10 stops along the way that will be filled with all different kinds of cookie projects.  You will see cards, layouts, altered art, recipes and all kinds of amazing wonderful projects.  Remember this is the time of year when the gloves come off in the kitchen. no low cal nothing, no skimping on the sugar or sprinkles.  It's the best kind of baking.  high test. holiday baking.  So be sure to grab you favorite cookie and beverage and hop through this yummy tasty blog hop.   Before we go any further though I want to make sure that you stopped here after visiting Lisa be sure to click HERE if you need to start at the beginning .

Here is a complete line up for the hop in case you get lost along the way. You wont want to miss any of the wonderful projects these talented ladies have made.




First, I made a cookie called Hot Cocoa Christmas CookiesThere are many versions of the recipe, but I used the recipe from Brandy at BD Design.  I followed the recipe but I used chocolate soy milk rather than hot cocoa as I have food allergies.  And, mine didn't seem to turn out as nice looking as Brandy's.  Not sure if it was the chocolate soy milk or something I may have done wrong, but they were delicious despite their look.  And Brandy's tip that it is better to undercook than overcook is right on.  These in the picture where cooked as directed, but I did accidentally did overcook a tray and I had to toss them.
 Next, I found a recipe for Red Velvet Santa Hat cookies at Target's site. So, I made a batch.  I purchased my santa hat cookie cutter at Hobby Lobby(came in a set of three with reindeer and santa).   I made a buttercream frosting to decorate them.  The recipe called for coconut on the white fur rim, but I don't like coconut so I left it off. It also called for a marshmallow on top of the frosting on the tassle but I was so proud of my swirl, I left it off.
 And, I made two different cookie boxes.  The first box was from a cutting file called Christmas Cafe from SVGCuts.  My glue job on the box was not so neat, so I added some ribbon, and of course, a little bling by cutting the top layer of the snowflake in glitter paper and adding a rhinestone in the middle.     I added my cookies to the box but I put wax paper down first, then an open napkin, more wax paper and then my cookies.  

 And for my last cookie box, I found a cute and quick idea from Autumn with directions on how to use a paper plate to make a cookie box.  I not only stuck wax paper in mine, but I stuck a napkin which hides the cookies.  Next time, I will skip using a napkin. 

  
 
Thanks for stopping by, but I am smelling something terrific coming from Jessica, so head on over to Jessica's blog to see what she has been baking up at her blog. I am sure it is going to be something yummy.

11 comments:

Wunder's Crafty World said...

Wow, they all look so good!! Beautiful cookie box too =)

Ladybug said...

OMG, I just found another person who doesn't like coconut. You're my friend for life. ;-) Everyone seems to love it but......nope, not me, or you! LOL

TFS the true recipe (using Hot Cocoa) cuz I don't like Soy Milk, either. LOL
Your cookies look divine, tho! :-)

Haidee said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time baking and decorating the cookies. TFS your receipes They look yummy

Anna C said...

Both recipes sound so yummy!!! I love the cookie boxes too! Thank you for hopping with us and Merry Christmas!!

Anna

Theresa Knopf said...

These look tasty!

Scrapbook Blessings Club by Sandy Hentzel said...

Great cookies, I like the hat shape a lot.

Rene Wahl said...

Love the Santa hats, might have to go buy those cutters.

Mary Holshouser said...

the little hats are darling.
Sometimes these recipes get carried away with extra embellishments.
I wouldn't have cared for the coconut - think they look great as they are.
thanks for sharing.

lorby said...

You did yourself proud on the cookies and they are perfect without the coconut and marshmallows. Great job on the boxes. I went and looked up the paper plate one and now want to try it. I think it would be great in a pinch when you don't have time to get everything out and cut one out on your machine.

Lisa Frederick said...

The cookie boxes are so cute (and practical). Love that. Mmm... Red velvet. Enough said. And the hot chocolate cookies still look pretty good to me. Great hopping with you!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

unfortunately, I find soy milk never "performs" like real milk, in cookies, cakes or mac n cheese...I just roll with it but my hubby insist I cook with real milk. since it is only a preference I went back to using real milk in recipes...fake cheese is the worst...but don't get me started...the availability of speciality food has grown tremendously since I became a veggie back in 1989! consider yourself lucky for all the current options!

Alicia