Are your kids ready for the arrival of the big guy & his crew? This adorable letter to santa is perfect for the little ones to sign their names & set out with some milk, cookies & carrots. Download the freebie from Blush Printables HERE!
Tis the season for cookie exchange parties! And this week I am attending two! Yeah for lots of yummy cookies. Boo for slaving in the kitchen all night!
If you love waffle cones, you'll love this fun twist on the tasty treat!
Peppermint Butter Waffle Cookies!
What you'll need:
Trader Joe's Butter Waffle Cookies
White chocolate candy melts
To get started ~ Melt the chocolate!
You can either throw them in the microwave or I opt to use a double boiler.
While the chocolate is melting, unwrap the candy canes & place them into zip lock bags. I used a meat tenderizer to crush the candies (great stress reliever). And because toddlers love to destroy things, my lovely assistant needed her own bag to crush.
Next grab a cookie & coat one side with the melted chocolate. You could also dip the whole cookie in the chocolate.
Place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Sprinkle the cookies with the crushed candy canes.
I felt the cookies needed a bit more pizazz, so I drizzled (okay splattered) them with dark chocolate.
Set aside while the chocolate hardens or place in the fridge for 20 minutes to speed up the process.
The finished product!
Since these were going to a cookie party, I decided to wrap them individually & added a label so guests knew what they were.
Since it's all about the presentation, I always feel the need to kick it up a notch. I printed & assembled these gingerbread houses fromThe TomKat Studio via HGTV. They are the perfect size treat boxes & do I even need to mention how stinkin' adorable they are?
If you're still needing to bake some holiday treats, these cookies are sure to be a huge hit! I have two cookie exchange parties this week & I'm pretty sure these guys will bring smiles to a few faces!
They are super easy to make. What you'll need:
Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix.
1. Bake the cookies according to directions.
2. Top with royal icing. I had the frosting to dribble down the cookie for a watery, puddle effect.
3. Take a couple of marshmallows & pop them into the microwave for 20 seconds (I suggest spraying your fingers with a touch of cooking spray.) Microwaving gives them a wonky shape.
4. Using decorative icing & sprinkles, add final features (arms, face, etc.)
My lovely little assistant!
The little ones love to help make the cookies but don't be surprised if they eat more than they make :)
Get this free adorable Santa Christmas Countdown from
inviting printables! Each day the kiddos (or adults) glue a cotton ball to his beard & when it's full Christmas is here!
This year my has daughter has developed an extreme fondness for advent calendars (we have already purchased three!) but I'm beginning to think her obsession is just for the daily chocolate treat inside so I'm particularly excited about this sugar-free version!
Get the printable here & let the count down begin!
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