Monday 5 December 2022

Virtual Cookie Exchange 2022

     My favourite hop of the year is the Christmas Cookie Exchange, Blog Hop, hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt. I know there will be delicious cookie recipes shared and inspiring projects to be seen.

    The recipe I'm sharing this year is one for Snickerdoodles. Snickerdoodles are traditional Dutch-German cookie that are usually covered with cinnamon and sugar. My paternal grandfather was German and that may explain why I love these cookies.


Snickerdoodle Cookies Small Batch

1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg 
1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375
1: Mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt together with a whisk.
2: Cream butter and sugar.
3: Add in egg and vanilla until mixed.
4: Add dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
5: Using a small cookie dough scooper, make 12 cookie dough balls. I made 15. Roll them in the palm of your hand, then in the sugar/cinnamon mix.
6: Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Leaving a couple inched between them.
7: Bake for 10 minutes. The cookies will be puffy and soft, they will continue baking as they cool down on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes then cool completely on a wire rack.
8: Enjoy

    My Christmas project this year are stockings. For every grandchild I make them a Christmas stocking the year they were born, my newest granddaughter was born in March of this year. The first stocking I made was for my oldest granddaughter, who is now 17. I have 6 granddaughters and 2 grandsons. I have made each one their own snowman stocking.

Erin and her juggling snowman stocking

    I used Swarovski hot-fix rhinestones, which I understand Swarovski is no longer making, to add a little bling around her name and also the juggling balls for the snowman. On the snowman, I hand-sewed the beads for the tummy, eyes, and mouth. 

    My daughter wanted a stocking for herself, making this a two stocking Christmas project year.

a little lace for a little more elegant look

    To make the berries show, I used my Inktense pencils to do a little shading and add some dimension. I also added some Swarovski hot-fix rhinestones around her name.

    Sit back relax with a cuppa of hot chocolate and enjoy more recipes and projects from my fellow bloggers.