Sunday, November 27, 2016

Easy Peasy Christmas Cookies!

Hey, hey, hey...I'm still alive! 

I know, I totally blow at this blogging thing but I never give up the hope that I will one day be a famous blogger ;) 

Can you believe we are less than a month away from Christmas?! What the what! 

As you may have guessed I love making Christmas cookies but I don't always have time because's Christmas time and there is always sooooo much going on. 

I assume many of you have the same problem so I've put together a few easy cookie ideas for you from around the web! 

First up are these cute little reindeer cookies that start with a store bought cookie dough! You just can't get any easier. These come to you from Pillsbury and you can find the recipe here. These would be fabulous to take to your child's holiday school party! 

Frosted Reindeer Cookies
Image credit of Pillsbury
You could change things up and use red M&Ms or Red Hots for the nose to make them little Rudolphs :) 

Next, are these by Betty Crocker and I have to say they are one of my favorite cookies...they taste just like a brownie and are so simple to make. I would probably use way more powdered sugar than the recipe calls for but you do whatever floats your boat! 
Cake Mix Fudge Crinkle Cookies
Image credit of Betty Crocker
I know so many people who love red velvet. Red velvet cake, red velvet cookies and anything else they can think of. It's not one of my favorites but I do think they are pretty and I wanted to include them on my list. You can grab the recipe and instructions for these over at Duncan Hines. 
Red Velvet Cookies Recipe
Image credit of Duncan Hines
Who doesn't love sprinkles?? I absolutely LOVE sprinkles of any kind, color or shape! And at Christmas time I love all things Red and Green...which brings me to these little cuties. You could go nuts with the sprinkles and possibilities are endless.

Image credit of My San Francisco Kitchen
This next one is actually a recipe I'm going to try this year...I stumbled across this recipe from Chef In Training when I googled cake mix cookies. Using a cake mix makes it so quick and easy to whip a batch of cookies and you can always tweak them to make them more "homemade". 
Image result for rocky road cookies with cake mix
Image credit Chef In Training
Candy Canes just scream Christmas to me and while my son loves real candy canes I do not. But I can totally get on board with these! Aren't they just the cutest?! You could make these even easier with the pre-made sugar cookie dough you can find in the store. I would of course love to add a little sanding sugar to these by brushing on a mix of water and almond extract and then sprinkling the sugar over them. Christmas cookies are always better with some bling! :) 

Image credit of TheKitchn 
I think these are some super easy, super cute cookies to take your next Holiday Party! 


Sunday, January 10, 2016

So Long 2015...Hello 2016!

Hey, Hey, Hey!! Happy New Year! 

I know it's been a looooooong time...AGAIN...but you know life around here during the holidays was craZAY! 

Unfortunately, I don't have a new cookie recipe but wanted to pop in and do a recap of 2015 and talk a little bit about what I want to shoot for in 2016. 

I didn't do a lot of cookies this past year but I did manage to do a few cute ones :)

Some snowflakes...

I did these for my niece's 13th birthday! So cute! 

I did not make any Shamrock cookies in 2015 but we did make this fabulous drink! Isn't it pretty? 

Next up some sweet butterflies...

I must admit, I really didn't think I had done this many cookies last year...but here's a couple more. 

And a few Fourth of July cookies! 

I did cookies for Christmas but never had time to take pictures...but I did get a shot of this FABULOUSLY DELICIOUS cake! Wowza!

Look at that cake!!!! One of my goals this year is to remake this and do a blog post on it. It is soooo good and deserves it's own post! 

Speaking of goals for this year...I have decided that I need to start small...I mean really I'm shooting for one post a month. 

I know that sounds like so few...but it's 4 times what I did in 2015!! 

Let's see if I can make that goal and then I'll bump it up a little bit :) 

Happy 2016!! 

I almost forgot this. This!! (Which by the way, I'm making tonight!) Yummy!

Stay tuned! :)  

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