Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cookies for Santa Blog Hop

Welcome to the Cookies for Santa Blog Hop!!!
There are 12 talented crafters here today to share w/ you their favorite Christmas cookies!!! If you arrived here from Lisa, you are in the right place.  If not you will want to go to her blog so you don't miss a thing!  I will have the entire line up at the end of my post so you don't get lost!!
Now for my cookies!!!  I love, love chocolate and mint!!  These cookies are the perfect combination and they are moist and chewy!!  The best part is they are fast and easy!!

Stamp sentiment from Jaded Blossom's Santa Mail. I also used Flag Dies 1 and 2.  Red Ribbon is from the Christmas Candy collection at Lovebug Creations.

Stamp Sentiment from Santa Mail, stamped on die from Layered frame and journal die.  Green ribbon is from the Christmas Candy collection at Lovebug Creations.

I created these cookies adapting a couple of different recipes from Your Cup of Cake!  If you've never visited Lizzy's site before you have to check it out!!
Here is the quick and easy recipe.
Preheat oven to 350.
1 box of Pillsbury Devils food cake Mix
2 large eggs
1/3 C. vegetable Oil.
Mix these 3 ingredients well.  Batter will be very thick. 
I formed the dough into balls about the size of golf balls, placed on a cookie sheet and just pressed down.  This is important, otherwise the cookies will tend to stay thick.
Bake for 7-9 minutes.  The cookies may appear to be a little undercooked when you take them out of the oven...but that is fine...don't overcook them.  they will stiffin up as they begin to cool.  You want these cookies to be soft and chewy!!
Frosting Layer:
1/2 cup softened butter
1-2 cups confections sugar
Peppermint extract
green food coloring
Milk as needed to thin
I'm very terrible at measuring when making frosting as it never come out the same!!...but I did start with a 1/2 cup softened butter and then just continued to add the confectioners sugar until I felt it was the consistency I wanted..then I added the extract and a little milk.  Add green food coloring until you achieve the color you are looking for.
Melted candy coating layer
For this layer I melted some Wilton Candy Cane flavor Candy melts until it was a spreadable consistency. Spread thin layer over the frosting layer.
Sprinkle  with some Andes Candies Peppermint Crunch baking chips.
Pour yourself a glass of milk and enjoy!!!
Next up is the talented Teresa.
I hope you enjoy the goodies we have created for you today.
Here is the entire lineup!

2 Deb-

3. Teresa~

4. Jessica

5. Sandy-

6. Jenn--

7. Alicia ~

8. Nadja~

9. Denise ~

10. Kathy ~

 11. Heather~

12. Carla ~



  1. Hi Deb - love that Santa note and the cookie recipe as well - Thanks for the hop! Have a Merry Christmas! email utb 01 @ att dot net

  2. Love the note and the cookie recipe.
    I love recipes and collecting them.
    mvanhoosan at gmail dot com

  3. Ooooooh, those look yummy! TFS that recipe! Love how you decorated them and that Santa note is adorable! TFS! :-)

  4. Cute Santa note... Merry Christmas to you and yours :) ty for the recipe ... looks yummy

    lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  6. Great little note and I never met a cookie I didn't like.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  7. your cookies look so pretty! I want to try them! thanks for sharing!

  8. Pretty and Yummy!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥

  9. This is Great and I just wished I hopped not so late because now I want a Cookie, lol.

  10. I think this is adorable!!! I want cookies soooooo badly but the diet will not allow it....but if I could I'd totally be making some like these!!! Great job showcasing the Simply Sheer Ribbons! They look fab on there!!!

    Bug hugs,

  11. Love, love, love the tag on the plate idea!!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
    ♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
    ♥ A Working Mom's Joy ♥

  12. I love "Your Cup of Cake" she has some awesome recipes! Thanks for sharing!