So, have you been celebrating the 12 days of Christmas with the designers at Shelly's Images this week?
Well, let me give you a little taste of what we've been doing....
Yesterday I hosted my annual Holiday Bunch and Sweets Swap and to celebrate day 10 in the 12 days of Christmas, I thought I'd share this adorable gift tag that I whipped up using the Candy Cane Freebie (from Day 7.
It was a perfect fit for this holiday cookie tin.
And if the super sweet tag wasn't enough, I thought I'd share a photo and recipe of just a few of the cookies that will fill a few of these adorable tins for friends, family and neighbors!
Can you say YUMMO???
Shall I share the recipe with you? Well, of course! =)
Taste of Home is one of my go to places for recipes - a new dinner recipe, fun recipe for a brunch with friends and of course, even this sweets recipe!
Almond Joy Cookies
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. almond extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
5 cups flaked coconut, divided (you can omit if you don’t like coconut)
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Stir in 3 cups coconut.
Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
Roll into 1-inch balls and roll in remaining coconut (or roll in sugar if you omitted coconut). Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Cool on pan for 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is softened.
For the Candy Cane Cookies, I just omitted the Coconut and replaced the Chocolate Kiss with a Candy Cane kiss.
Super Simple and WAY TOO YUMMY!
Head on over to the Shelly's Images blog and do a little celebratin' with us - we certainly are celebrating the holiday and would love to have you join us!
Hugs & Happy Holidays!