Friday, December 11, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Christmas cookies and treats


I don't do a lot of baking at Christmas time (or really ever) but I really want to start. Some of my sweet neighbors brought over a thing of goodies last night. As Harper gets older I want to bake with her and make that a tradition. I know a lot of us always have cookie exchange parties to go to this time of year.
So let's get some good ideas - share your cookies, fudge, treats that you make this time of year!

(My blog friend JESSICA hosted a virtual cookie exchange yesterday you might want to check out also - HERE)

30 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great idea! I posted the recipe for Amish Friendship Bread on my blog a while back:

http://nbjenni.blogspot.com/2009/11/amish-friendship-bread.html

Melanie said...

YUM!!! Can't wait to see all of the recipes! Thank you!

Todd and Courtney said...

McLinky won't let me post until 7:51pm eastern time? It keeps changing the time though, weird!

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

I can't wait to see/drool over all the recipes! :) But what's up with MckLinky not working???

A Wedding Story said...

Not working for me either.

Jennifer said...

Me either. It keeps changing the time.

Summer said...

Not working for me either....
Summer

Crockett's Corner said...

I'm with you guys! It does keep changing the time.

Mama Bird said...

I hope it works soon! I can't wait to see all the yummy recipes!

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
Can't link - it keeps changing the time and saying check back. :-( Looking forward to seeing the recipes once it's working though!

MFuglseth said...

I really don't do much baking either! Would love to see some recipes though!
Have a great weekend Kelly!

The Belton Family said...

Not working for me either.

Mrs.Olson said...

YUM !
My husband and I are hosting our first Christmas.. HELP.

http://oklahoma-olsons.blogspot.com/

SwankyChicks.com said...

Not working for us either. Here is our post on a great Mason Jar Cookie favor or gift
http://swankychicks.blogspot.com/2009/12/mason-jar-cookie-favor.html

blessdtwice said...

I don't do McLinkys, but here is a helpful tip for you...Betty Crocker Sugar cookie mix! Seriously the best and easiest sugar cookie mix I have found. That way you can get straight to the fun part of decorating the cookies (which is all my kiddos care about anyway!) That, and stock up on sprinkles after each holiday...that is what makes for fun (albeit messy!) holiday baking at our house!

Beth McC. said...

I think the McKlinky is messed up! I hope you can get it fixed because I cant wait to see all the recipies!!

Sarah Mina said...

I wasn't able to post either but will be whipping up some yummy peanut butter surprise cookies for a holiday cookie exchange tomorrow! If I can't get the link posted here, you can check it out on my blog :)

Jessica Turner said...

I posted a cookie recipe exchange on my blog yesterday, so until Kelly's MckLinky gets going, you can find 50+ delicious cookies here: http://jessicaturnersblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/first-annual-cookie-recipe-exchange.html Can't wait to make my peanut butter balls and a few others. xo

A mom and one princess said...

Hey Kelly! I just have one question! What is the deal with tile floors in peoples living rooms there?! I am from AL and the big thing here is hardwood floors! I just didnt know if that was "the style" there or if that's all yall have ever known or what! I just wanted to hear what you would say because your so funny when it comes to things like this!!

Thanks! Lindsey

Chelsa said...

KELLY! i really think we should keep up the "show us your life" after christmas if there are still ideas to do! i love it!

Melissa Miller said...

What a creative way to display Christmas cookies! I could use some new recipes. Thanks Kelly!

Mama Llama said...

Yummy Goodness! I linked up to my Cookie Exchange I hosted on Tuesday at www.littlellamas.blogspot.com

I feel SO behind in my baking!

USCEmily said...

My mom always makes the mini Ritz bits crackers with peanut butter dipped in white chocolate. They are SUPER easy to make, but DELICIOUS!

Katie said...

I would love to be gifted in cookie baking...especially sugar cookies...and decorating them...but I am so not! Mine always look hideous!!! I have spent entirely too much time this year anyway eating those Little Debbie Christmas tree cakes...half the time I'm wanting someone to take them away from me, and the other half the time, I'm needing someone to pick up some more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY ARE SO DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I only have a couple more weeks to enjoy them!!

Jennifer said...

Jill and I always baked with my mom growing up. Every Saturday night, my mom would roll our hair in pink sponge rollers (for church) and then we would make cookies. Harper needs a sister so it will be even more fun! No pressure though! :)

fun4families said...

Thanks for the ideas Kelly.. here's my secret to quick and easy Christmas cookies you can make, bake and decorate in under 30 minutes.. http://www.celebrationideasonline.com/index.htmlperfect if you are baking with little one.. plus free printable holiday themed games like Santa bingo.. you can play while your cookies are baking Happy Holidays

Amber said...

Hey! I just wanted to ask you if you would participate in "Write His Name", a mission I am hoping everyone will support for Christmas... About a month ago, I encountered a woman who had never so much as heard the name of Jesus. So I had the idea that we could all write His name everywhere we go for Christmas. You can read about it on my blog if you would be interested in helping - http://strivingfor31.com

THANK YOU! :)

Aura said...

Well normally I'm good about not craving sweets or baked goods, but that picture just did crazy things to my craving radar ;) thanks, Kelly, I was TRYING to not gain my normal five pounds this winter!!

Embellished Bayou said...

Oops, I scrolled too far down your blog and thought this was McLinky for Christmas Decorations. You can remove my link, sorry!

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