Monday, December 18, 2017

Christmas Cookies

I've been baking like crazy this month!!

{Cute bags of Christmas cookies for our neighbors}

I decided early on in the month that I wanted to bake cookies for Olive's teachers, Olive's school program, my friends, our neighbors and bring cookies to the holiday parties we were invited to in December.

I'm excited to share all these cute Christmas cookies with you today!!

I have a new recipe, a go to recipe and lots of packaging ideas for you.

What are you baking this week??

Hope you can find a new cookie recipe to try.

I did most of my baking with my cute assistants.  Since we were baking to give away I gave them jobs like sprinkling the cookies or gave them their own cookie to decorate.  That way their little hands weren't all over someone else's cookies.  They were mostly happy to wear Christmas aprons, use the sprinkles as maracas and chase each other around the kitchen.





The first recipe I'm going to tell you about is a NEW one to me.
Sally's Baking Addiction posted this recipe for MINI M&M COOKIES and they were so good!!

I followed her recipe with just a few changes:
2 c flour
cold egg
Margarine instead of butter.
A mix of full sized Christmas m&ms and mini m&ms.


They were so cute and so chewy!  I'll definitely be making these again.

I made my GO TO RECIPE for MONSTER COOKIES
They're always a crowd pleaser.
I just swap out the M&M color to match the event - holidays, game days, etc.

I made some sugar cookies and used all the Christmas sprinkles we had.
You can use any sugar cookie recipe
and top them with my Perfect Buttercream.  They'll be delicious!

Meijer was running a great sale on these Take Along containers.  Buy one for $3.99 and get a second one for $1.  I stocked up!  I found these Christmas tea towels at WALMART (yes, Walmart!) for $1.88.  They were the perfect addition to my container of sweets.

I rolled up the towels and put them on top of the containers with a pretty peppermint ribbon.  I always buy holiday ribbon at Sams.  It's about $6 for this HUGE roll of ribbon and it'll last you a very long time.

Each box had several kinds of treats in it:
Sugar cookies
White chocolate coated pretzel sticks
Chocolate Santa from a local chocolate shop
Mini M&M cookies.

I spent one morning playing Mrs Claus and dropped off cookies and treats all around town!

All this talk of cookies makes me want to get in the kitchen and bake some more :)

4 comments:

  1. Those tea towels are so cute. I'm kind of kicking myself that I didn't stock up on them for gifts when I saw them earlier in the season. Your cookies all look delicious! Have a wonderful week.

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  2. Such sweet gifts for neighbors. I have yet to do any baking, but I am hoping to fix that this week!

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  3. Beautiful and look so tasty!! Your presentation is always so lovely. Those lucky recipients! We are baking this week too. Sugar, gingerbread, and shortbread. But I think I need to add in your monster cookies too!

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  4. These all look so yummy! Love all the candid photos of your little ones! So sweet!

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