Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange


Welcome! Today is my day for the annual Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. Thank you to Carol from Just Let Me Quilt for organizing this every year. It is fun to get new yummy cookie recipes and inspiration for a new fabric craft.  I have a craft and a cookie recipe to share!

I have shared this on my blog before, but if you are visiting for the first time, I hope you will enjoy this fun and easy idea.

 

A couple of years ago I made these cute little snowmen for the children of some friends.  There's a full size Hershey bar wrapped under the snowman.  The hats are a pair of inexpensive children's gloves. Or you can make your own with fabric. You can also use scraps for the wrap, but I used a little bit of flannel and shagged the ends. I think this is one of the cutest little gifties for someone young and old :-)

You can find a link for the template HERE.
(p.s. be sure to turn the template to the Landscape position before printin
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Now for my cookie recipe. 


Chewy Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups softened butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 cups (12 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips or M& M's

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt.  Set aside

Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar. Beat until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed.

Gradually add dry mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by 1/4 cupful's, 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-14 minutes or until light golden brow. 

(I use M & M's instead of chocolate chips)

These cookies bake up so large and delicious. 

Thanks for visiting. I hope you will come again. Enjoy!

23 comments:

Danice G said...

The snowmen are really cute. Thanks for the cookie recipe also. They look very tasty.

piecefulwendy said...

Those little gloves make the cutest hats! A fun gift idea for any age, I think! You can't go wrong with M&Ms and cookies - yum!

Stitchin At Home said...

The snowmen are adorable, what a great gift idea!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Those snowmen are adorable! Are they meant to the gift wrapping? Or are the mittens meant to be used? Either way it's a wonderful presentation.

Calicojoan said...

Ok, you had me when I saw M&M's! LOL!! But seriously those snowmen candy bars are just too cute. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

Linda said...

Hi Jocelyn! Those snowmen are just so cute! And I love that they are covering a Hershey bar - my favorite. :D I just copied your recipe AND that amazing photo of your delicious looking cookies and have them printed out to make for my cookies trays - yum and thank you!

Carol S. said...

I love those snowmen! What a great way to give a small gift that is cute, yummy, and useful, too. The cookies look so festive and would definitely fill my tummy with joy. Thanks for sharing, Jocelyn! P.S. I tried to pin your pics to Pinterest but it wouldn't let me. Blogger has been frustrating the last few days.

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute candy holders, and the cookies look yummy, thanks so much for sharing!

For the love of geese said...

You got me with the full size Hershey bar. These are so cute and such a clever idea.

LJ said...

The snowmen are perfect - everyone is going to love them. The recipe for the chewy choc chip + MMs is spot-on. Just what I want from Santa or whomever...

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

What a cute idea when gifting gloves! My DGD and I had to make choc chip cookies with the red & green M&Ms too. So festive!! Merry Christmas!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Jocelyn, those snowmen are just adorable!! What a great idea. I'll have to remember that. You could also wrap in a gift card or money too! Thanks for sharing it and your cookie recipe!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Your Hershey bar wraps are adorable and what a great idea . I always give the grandbabies gloves in their stockings; this would be a great way to gift them. Yum on the cookies. Can't go wrong with M &M's . Merry Christmas

Charlene McCain said...

Your snowmen candy covers are adorable! They would make such cute stocking stuffers. Can’t wait to try those yummy looking cookies.

Needled Mom said...

The snowmen are super cute and the cookies look yummy.

Susan said...

The snowman IS cute and what child wouldn't like warm fingers and chocolate? The cookies might be the only other thing they'd like, and they are perfectly wonderful looking cookies! If I can find M&Ms that aren't chocolate, or chips that aren't, I may still find time to try these. If my oven thermostat will work one more time. LOL

Carol said...

Cute snowmen! I bet young and old like those!! The cookies with M&Ms look absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

Just yesterday a little one told me her favorite cookie is chocolate chip with M&Ms on top. Now I have a recipe! Love the gift idea - thank you!

Bill said...

What a great idea, everyone loves cookies.

Sharon said...

Adorable! Makes me wish for some grand kids so I could make cute stuff for them, but alas it hasn't happened (yet) and chocolate wouldn't be good for my grand dogs. Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

There’s nothing like the smell of baking chocolate chip cookies!

Carol Andrews said...

Oh My Gosh! Those snowmen are adorable. What a perfect sweet gift idea. Your recipe sounds so yummy. My DH will enjoy them all year long! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to all! 🎄

Leah said...

Those are adorable snowman gifts! And those cookies are making me wish I had one right now! Thanks for the recipe!