Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop

Hey Crafty Friends,
I decided for this hop I had to make Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies. So easy to make and they give you such a Christmasy feeling!

The card is a simple 3.5 inch card. Green cardstock layered with a holly leaf patterned paper that has been inked on the edges with Tim Holtz Festive Berries ink then stamped with my favorite My Creative Time stamps. A bow on top finished off this cute little Christmas gift!

Cookie Ingredients

  • 4 cups (two 12-oz. pkgs.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

MELT 2 cups morsels in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in melted chocolate. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in remaining 2 cups morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 8 to 9 minutes or until cookies are puffed. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely
I frosted the cookies with a basic buttercream icing then sprinkled with crushed candy cane.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
  • 2 tablespoons milk



In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add peppermint. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.


  1. so cute and oh so yummy too Great hop idea


  2. Your project turned out great! Cookies look yummy!! Christina

  3. Your Card is so Cute! and those Cookies look so good! They would be Great for my families Christmas Party. Thanks for Sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your family. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  4. I love your card. The paper is just beautiful. Your cookies look so yummy! Thanks for sharing them with us. Merry Christmas!

  5. I love your card, it's adorable. Your cookies look so yummy too, I'm going to have to make these this season. Thanks for sharing.

  6. You are the BOMB my friend!!! What a BEAUTIFUL presentation!!! I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!!!;)
    Big HUGE Gypsy HUGS!

  7. those look yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe!
    have a great holiday!!

  8. Hi Kerri, looks yummy yummy. Great Card TFS!

  9. What yummy looking cookies but, then again, all your treats look amazing! The card is so pretty as well! I love your paper choices! So glad to be in this hop with you!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  10. New follower!
    Adorable Card & the Cookies look yummy! Sorry I'm so late in hopping but I just got my computer back.
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com