Hi Quilting Friends!
Welcome to the second day of our “12 Days of Christmas” blog series! Today we’re participating in the “Virtual Cookie Exchange” blog hop, hosted by our friend Carol from “Just Let Me Quilt”. (Thanks for hosting, Carol! Your blog hops are always loads of fun!) We’re looking forward to a fabulous week of sweet treats and fun Christmas projects.
My cookie recipe for this year’s Virtual Cookie Exchange is an old standby that I got from my Mom, with a cheerful Christmas twist. I remember making peanut butter cookies quite frequently when I was the household cookie baker as a kid. Everyone in the family experienced my efforts at baking, and I was forced to practice making cookie recipes many times to perfect them for entry into the 4-H baking event at the county fair. That was really a hardship, as everyone had to suffer through consuming my practice batches. Oh the torture of having to eat freshly baked cookies!
My own kids always loved peanut butter cookies when they were little guys, and I usually make up a batch of these cute Christmas peanut butter cookie reindeer to share with my teacher friends at school during fall semester finals week.
Aren’t they just adorable! And, take my word for it, they’re deee-licious too. Here’s a plate of pretty and delectable tiny reindeer, all ready for a little Christmas tea party!
I don’t even remember when or where I stumbled across the idea of making peanut butter cookies into cute little edible reindeer, although I wish that I could give credit where it is due. You begin with the basic peanut butter cookie recipe, and then embellish the dough with mini pretzel twists, chocolate chips, and red M & M candies before baking them to perfection. So cute, and so YUMMY! Here’s the recipe; click the picture below to grab a downloadable file with the recipe and baking instructions:
Here’s our favorite photobomber who also happens to LOVE cookies, if only his humans would share (or just leave the cookies unattended for a minute or two)! Santa is watching, so you’d better be a good boy Rowdy!
I’ve made a cute tea cozy and a pair of colorful place mats from three of our new “Ugly Christmas Sweater” applique designs. Sew much fun! Now let’s have a little tea party. I have some freshly-baked cookies on hand today. (Unless the aforementioned cookie thief had an opportunity to help himself. . .)
I will be writing about how I made the cheerful tea cozy and placemats in the photo during our “12 Days of Christmas” blog series, which continues every day through Debember 12. We have a great lineup of fun projects to share each day. AND, to sweeten the deal, we’ll be having a giveaway for each of the “Ugly Christmas Sweater” applique patterns. You won’t want to miss out, so come back and visit!
Thanks for visiting today! Please visit the rest of the participating blogs today for quilters’ eye candy, recipes, and inspiration; find a list with links below!
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