Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop

If you are looking for Day 2 of the All I want For Christmas blog hop, click here.

If you are looking for the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop, read on...

Welcome to Round Two of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! You should have come from Linda T at . If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena’s blog. There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. Round One was held last weekend. Round Two is this weekend, beginning on Saturday, Dec. 10th, through Sunday, Dec. 11th. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!

My 6x6 card is inspired by a wonderful man we like to visit at Chip's Chocolate Factory in Kansas City.  Every time we leave, he says "Have a sweet day."  We made this card for him...

I used the My Community Cricut cartridge for the candy man and the gingerbread house.  The roof is covered with Fun Flock and glitter is all over the candy on this card.  We enjoyed making this card!

We also enjoy making cookies for Christmas.  One of our favorite recipes is Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies: 
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cupsugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoonbaking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Mint Chocolate Chips
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in mint chocolate chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 3 dozen cookies.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit Susan B at next to see what she has to share with you!

Here is the complete line up if you get lost:
1. Dena J -
2. Theresa Thescrapbookingqueen:
3. Lynda B-J:
4. Jearise H:
5. Linda T:
6. April N:
7. Susan B:
8. Kristy A:
9. Tami McD:
10. Melissa Haereiti:


Josie0602 said...

Mmmmm...great combo mint and chocolate!

Tambo said...

April, What a cute card! I have the MC cart and will have to check it out now. Your cookie recipe sounds like something my husband would love. I will have to try it out. tfs Tami
Tambos Creations!

Cathie w said...

this is so pretty the idea for this one


Suzanne said...

What a cute card with a great story to go with it. Love personal things like this where it will be so special for the receiver. Love the gingerbread house with the fun flocking.

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I have been wanting to try some Chocolate Mint Cookies! Thanks so much for the recipe. I can't wait to try these. Love that your Card has a Special meaning to you. So Cute! Merry Christmas to you and your Family. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

JaniceA said...

Super cute card!

PaulaJ said...

adorable! and I love mint chocolate chip cookies!

A Scrap Above said...

Now these sound like great cookies, I must try them soon. Love your card, its very adorable.
ascrapabove @ aol . com

Dena said...

I love mint chocolate chip! Your cookies sound delish, and I love the diecut and the story behind it. Thanks for being in my hop!


cema1cema said...

My son would love these cookies! He loves mint chocolate chips! Christina

Carla said...

Your card is adorable and your recipe looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Becky Dunham said...

Oh yummy! This hop is making my sweet tooth hurt! These cookies sound so sinfully good! Love the cute card you are making for your candy man friend :)