Saturday, November 20, 2010

Day 6---The Final Mistletoe Making & Bake Blog Hop

I have a question...do you share your cookies?  do you do a cookie swap? Well check out some fun cookie swap stores with the rest of the bloggers...featuring today...

Vickie Cook Eapen – Spun Sugar Quilts
Melisa Morrison – Sweet Home Quilt Co.

I love to share my cookies...


For several years I've made platter after of platter of cookies and sent them off to work with Andrew.  The years I've not been able to make a boatload of cookies leaves me feeling like something is missing from Christmas.  Standing at the kitchen counter with all my ingredients laid out in front of me, mix a batch and into the fridge to chill, mix the next batch and into the fridge they go...and it goes on like this until I have several batches ready to hit the oven.  I think it's so cool to come home and throw a batch into the oven...yummo! 

I've never done a cookie swap, but I would guess it's like a wine tasting except everyone goes home with a plate of cookies, and instead of a wine head you have a sugar rush head.  My last cookie for the hop is one of my favorites, it's not too sweet and in my opinion only gets better the longer it stays around, but I don't normally get to try out that theory cause I love, love, love these babies...so without further delay I present to you...

1 cup butter, softened
1/2  cup powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4  teaspoon  salt
3/4  cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup powdered sugar (to roll the finished cookies in)

Preheat oven to 400.  Cream butter, sugar and vanilla extract on high speed until fluffy.  Add flour, salt and nuts, mix until combined.  Roll the dough into small, 1 inch balls, if dough is too sticky to handle place refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Place on an un-greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper;  bake for 10 to 13 minutes.  Remove the cookies from the pan and roll in powdered sugar while still very warm. If the sugar starts to melt, just re-roll.

**as usual just click on the name to download a pdf file**
I want to thank each and everyone of you that has followed along on this blog hop, what a fun time it has been reading all of your comments.  If you've enjoyed yourself you can keep following me here and also over on Facebook...
and as usual...
Be Kind...
Kelly Ann

58 comments:

  1. This blog hop has been a "sweet" time! Thanks soooooo much!

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  2. Thanks for all the great recipes and projects. It has been fun to see it all this week. It sure helped put me in the holiday spirit!

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  3. Had such a great time this week. Thanks for the recipes, hints, tips and of course the project!

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  4. I love hosting my annual cookie swap.We all have a great time . No matter how busy we get everyone still finds time for the swap. They say its one of the few fun and relaxing events they go to. I think they wine helps.LOL Thank you all for the great recipes and the fabulous projects. I can't wait to try them all. Have a wonderful Christmas

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  5. Thanks for sharing your recipes. We make these cookies every year....sometimes we have put a peanut m & m inside. Yum!

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  6. Thank you for a great week. Loved all the cookie recipes and projects.They will keep me busy in the coming weeks. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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  7. Thanks for sharing all the recipes and projects this week - it's been fun!

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  8. We've enjoyed exchanging with our neighbors, making home-made ornaments to top off the plate is an added touch. The hugs and holiday greetings between neighbors is the best of all!

    Thank you much for the week's fun!
    Happy Holidays!

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  9. Thanks for such a fun hop. And by the by, your blog header is so nice. Everytime I clicked to you, I said, "Gee, I really like the colors, the composition..... I just like it!"

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  10. Thanks a lot it has been a fun blog-hop I posted about it on my blog. Here we, some friends , make bonbons together.....so I kind of swap.

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  11. Love this recipe! Thanks so much! It was great fun to follow this week!
    Be blessed
    Martina

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  12. Make this recipe every year In the past years I bake around 30 dozen cookies and always do the same kinds The year lots of new one to try Thank You for the fun filled week and thank you too for all the tips and project ideas Want to Wish you the Best Holiday Season God Bless

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  13. This is a favorite cookie in our gang and so easy to do. I've been collecting all these recipes and will have them spirial bound. Not that I NEED another cookie recipe, just for fun! Thanks for doing this Hop.

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  14. I love cookie hops almost as much as bloghops! Thanks for participating in this one. Now off to bake and sew!

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  15. I have enjoyed this bloghop so much this week. I hate to see it come to an end, but will definitely keep watching your blog. Thanks for the wonderful recipes.

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  16. This recipe is a favorite in our house. Thank you for sharing your recipes, traditions and pattern with us this week. I have enjoyed this blog hope so much. Have a special Thanksgiving and Christmas and keep on quilting and baking!

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  17. I too like to load down my husband with treats to take to work. That way I can make them, but not eat them all.

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  18. Thank you so much for all your hard work! I have really enjoyed the blog hop and have left with a lot of great projects and recipes to treasure! Thank you so much!

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  19. Thank-you for participating in this hop...really enjoyed all the recipes & projects...& Mexican wedding cookies are a favorite of my husband! Thanks!

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  20. These cookies are a favorite! Thanks for sharing everything this week! It's been fun!

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  21. I make cookies for family and friends and take off several kinds to work. Thanks for all the yummy recipes and the sweet projects, its been a fun week!

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  22. Thanks for all the great recipes and projects.
    Happy Holidays

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  23. Thank you for your hard work blogging and recipe sharing. Love your design, too! Have a wonderfull Thanksgiving and Christmas!

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing! Both the cookie recipes and the project. It's been fun.

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  25. Thanks for the great week. I can't wait to try the recipes and the project.
    Barbara Stevens

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  26. It has been so nice to meet you through this blog hop! Thank you for sharing with all of us!

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  27. This blog has been such fun. Thanks for all the recipes.

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  28. You know something?..I am sew much sweeter this week...imagine that...lol
    thanks for the very sweet tour...\
    and yes yes yes...still do a cookie exchange..we call it the WDCL society...only white, dark, chocolate lover everything wink..

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  29. Sad to see this Bog Hop to come to and end. It's been great fun! Thanks for sharing your recipes, ideas, tips and special project. I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving.
    These Mexican Wedding Cookies are one of my favorites. They are good any time of year!

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  30. Thanks for the recipe! I have never done a cookie swap but now I have all the recipes that I need.

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  31. Kelly Ann, What a great time we have had together the past 6 days. Thank you for all the recipes and projects. Happy Holidays! ~Kathleen

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  32. They sound so yummy. Can't wait to try them.

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  33. I've never done a cookie swap either. Sounds like fun. Have enjoued the Shop Hop. Thank you for sharing.

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  34. These are some of my favorite cookies. We call them Russian Tea Cakes. Thanks for all the fun and recipes!!!

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  35. What a FUN week! Thanks for sharing all your delicious recipes with all of us!

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  36. What fun this blog hop has been! Thank you for every recipe and the pattern and just providing so much interest for this hop!!

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  37. What a fun week and now time to bake. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Kelly Ann, Thanks for being part of this blog hop, it has been great, the projects and recipes are very much appreciated. I have not made Mexican Wedding Cakes for a long time, so will have to give them a try. Thanks again. I usually make up baked goodies to share with all the work friends and relatives as a gift to show how much they mean to us, and this year will be no exception. Thanks again

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  39. Thanks for the fun this week and sharing all the great recipes!

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  40. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Thanks a bunch for sharing this recipe and the exchange tip, too! Most of all, thank you so very much for sharing all your recipes, tips and ideas and your wonderful project with us during the Mistletoe Make and Bake, this has been the most fun! I could kiss you all under the mistletoe for all the wonderful things you all have shared with us. Thanks again bunches, and Merry Christmas to you and yours! HUGS... and stitches

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  41. I love these cookies. I especially like that they keep so well. Thanks for all of the recipes this week.

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  42. Thank you so much for participating in putting out all this fun for us.

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  43. Made these in 7th grade, many many years ago, only we called them Russian Tea Cookies. so good!!!

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  44. Thank you for a wonderful week!

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  45. Thanks for the recipe and the week full of recipes and ideas

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  46. This has been so much fun. I have really enjoyed "visiting" with you on your blog, sharing your recipes and your pattern. Thank you so much!

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  47. Thanks so much for all of the recipes and all of the effort that went into this week! It was great fun!

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  48. This is such a great recipe. Yum!!!

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  49. Your cookie spread looks wonderful! Thanks for all your posts and your list of blogs. I could spend days on your site!

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  50. Thanks for sharing all the yummy recipes during the Mistletoe Make and Bake Blog

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  51. Mexican Wedding Cakes are one of my favorites at Christmas time. They seem to be one of the first to disappear, too! (No, I didn't eat them all.) Thanks for sharing your holiday inspiration with us, Kelly Ann.

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  52. Kelly Ann, this has been so much fun. Thank you for all of your hard work, your recipes and your project. Its been like unwrapping presents every day!

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  53. Thanks for taking part in this hop and making it so much fun.

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  54. Thanks for all the recipes. This was a great hop!

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  55. Thanks for all the recipes and ideas this week. it has been a lot of fun.

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  56. Another yummy recipe!! YUMMO!! Thanks for this hop! It's really gotten me ready for the Christmas season! Polly

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  57. Thanks for the recipe! I'm adding it to my collection! Happy Thanksgiving! ♥

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