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.


  1. Cute stockings! I have always admired the hot-fix rhinestones but have never used them. They sure do add to the stockings! Thanks for the snickerdoodle recipe too. Nice to have a smaller batch for those of us who are only 2 in the house.

  2. What sweet stockings that will be filled with love for years to come. What, I can't believe that Swarovski isn't making rhinestones any more. That is really too bad. Snickerdoodles are my hubby's favorite cookie. Hopefully someone makes him some this year. He is so deprived with me dieting. LOL!! Merry Christmas.

  3. What cute stockings, and I'm sure the crystals give them some sparkle and fun! I love snickerdoodle cookies! Yum!

  4. I love snickerdoodles. Thanks for the recipe. The stockings are so cute. The grandchildren will treasure them forever.

  5. Snickerdoodle cookies are some of my favorites to make. The stockings look great, and I hadn't heard that Swarovski was no longer making the hot-fix rhinestones. Interesting!

  6. Adorable stockings, and I love Snickerdoodles! Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. Snickerdoodles were a childhood I will add this to my growing cookie collection. Love the stockings you made too!

  8. Cute, cute stockings. I, too, made one for each new grandbaby. I've been told that I've gotten better at them; bet that's the case with you, also.
    Have a great holiday season.

  9. What cute stockings. I know our family will love them!! Thanks for the Snickerdoodle recipe! Sounds great!

  10. Your stockings are beautiful! My DIL's mother used to make all her kids and grandkids stockings, and I think that is such a lovely tradition. Thank you for sharing that wonderful snickerdoodle recipe - they are some of my FAVORITE cookies!

  11. I love your stockings and the lace embellishment. Beautiful finish!

  12. The stockings are a beautiful tradition! Merry Christmas!

  13. Your stockings are adorable and I am sure they will be treasured for years to come. Yum ! Yum! Thank you so much for the snickerdoodle recipe. Have a very Merry Christmas.

  14. My family loves Snickerdoodles! Yum! Your stockings are so cute and that pic of little Erin~ what a doll!! Merry Christmas!!

  15. Cute Stockings which must be appreciated by all of the grands. Your Snickerdoodle recipe reminded me of a childhood memory, travelling in Europe and visiting so many bakeries! Snickerdoodles were my favourite if I remember right,y 😉

  16. Your stockings are gorgeous. What beautiful gifts to share your talents in this way. Your cookies look amazing!

  17. Sweet stockings! I loved making Snickerdoodles when the kids were young. Such a simple, yet so tasty cookie!

  18. Snicerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies! Thank you for the recipe. Your stockings are so adorable, and what a wonderful tradition.

  19. I love Snickerdoodles! I will try this recipe. Those stockings are very pretty. My first granddaughter was born this September. I want to make her a stocking, but my daughter wants to pick it out. I am in the midst of making a stocking for my new daughter in law and finished one for my son in law earlier this year. My granddaughter will get hers next will my anticipated grandson (I hope).

  20. Two beautiful stockings Cindy! Wow, I didn't realize you had eight grandchildren! Erin is a cutie-patootie! Thanks for the recipe - my paternal grandmother was German but as far as I remember, she didn't make these.

  21. I love snickerdoodles! I thought about making these thebother day. I should totally do it now, yours look fantastic. Your stockings turned out lovely! Love the extra embellishments.

  22. Those stockings are precious! I'm sure they'll be treasured for years to come. So pretty with the crystals! Snickerdoodles are so yummym and what a fun connection and memory to have with your grandfather. I'll bet every bite reminds you of him.

  23. Hi, thank you so much for your generous VRD quilting ideas & cookie swap recipe-the Snickerdoodles are a big hit w/ my grandkids! Cheers, SadieW


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