Thursday, December 17, 2009

Peppermint Pleasures And Baby Blue Snowflakes

Red and White
rolled and twirled
into a delightful holiday treat!



This inspiration for these was found while looking at a STACK of holiday magazines on a cold but cozy day in Barnes and Noble. It's so fun to find something new to try! I have traditional cookie favorites that I make every year but each year I like to add one new thing. I made a cream cheese sugar cookie dough with homemade peppermint frosting smashed in the middle.



I wrapped them individually because
the terrible thing about anything minty is that
if you couple it with anything else,
EVERYTHING will taste like mint!


These are excellent to display on a cute tray
for entertaining
so you can send your guests home
with a tiny treat.


OR...
they work well for a snack of homemade hot chocolate and peppermint cookies
after the family has been out building a snowman!

Speaking of mints,
the boys and I made this little Christmas candy jar using an old raisin box and hot gluing the mints on.
This is a perfect little exercise for little ones to practice
counting, adding, and subtracting.



Baby Blue
Snowflakes

(click any photo to enlarge)

I topped cream cheese sugars with the lightest of blue icing
and itty bitty snowballs

Peppermint and snowflakes,
sugar and frosting,
all just a part of the holiday's charm.



This post is linked to WFWM, Bake at 350,
Holly Bash, Foodie Friday, So Very Cheri, DIY Showoff, DIY Day, Merry Muchies, Inspired Room, Show and Tell, and Today's Creative Blog.


Don't forget to check out this post I have here on making the holidays easier and {almost} stress free!

40 comments:

TidyMom said...

Oh Lisa those all look WONDERFUL!! I'm making my list of what I need for my baking tonight, I'm really tempted to add those red & white cookies!!

~TidyMom

portatoredichrist said...

You are the BEST cookie maker in the whole world! Not to mention quite the photographer. I vote to make the peppermint cookies a holiday "staple". The snowflakes came out really nice too. I can't wait to try them!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Yum and so cute! I love the individually wrapped mint cookies and your snowflakes almost look too pretty to eat. Fabulous!

Rebecca said...

Both looks soooo good! You are quite the baker! How did you make light blue frosting?

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Very cute, Lisa!

Baking cookies is a BIG part of my holiday! I always try to add something new each year!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Oh geez... you sure know how to slam down a non-baking Momma! You seriously should have your cookies in a mag.

Happy Holidays,
Christina
Fabulous Finds Gal

Darla said...

Everything here is just beautifully done!

Melissa Miller said...

Amazing cookies Lisa! Yummy looking and so pretty too.

~Enjoy the season! ~Melissa :)

Abby Killam said...

Im sorry but WTH.... how do you have time for all of this? I am not even a mother yet and your blogs make me feel inadequate hahaha! what is the secret???

Jane said...

These cookies look scrumptious! Where did you find that adorable polka dot cake plate? (That's my favorite part of your post, today...and it has no calories!!!)

Happy baking!
Jane (artfully graced)

b. said...

looking good... and sweet! wish i had some!

Sweetly Sweet said...

Those cookies are adorable!

Jenny said...

Those cookies are adorable. I'm sending this link to my daughter who adores all things peppermint! Sweet post! Thanks!

Martha said...

Both cookies look really good!

pk said...

pk @ Room Remix
The peppermints and the snowflakes look yummy, but they're SO pretty I wouldn't want to eat them. Have a good weekend!

Justine said...

Oh wow, these look professionally made! Absolutely beautiful. I would love to have the recipe for the peppermint swirls. They look incredible!

Justine :o )

Kristin said...

I hope my cookie creations turn out half as pretty as yours this weekend!

Mrs. P. said...

You have done a fabulous job with your cookies. Love the red/whites ;)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Debbie said...

These are adorable! This really looks great and will be something I will try. I would love for you to come post it to Merry Merry Munchies. The link for that will be up throughout December. There's a giveaway:)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You have been a busy girl! Look at those fabulous cookies and the cute pin wheels. Gorgeous!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The pepermint cookies are ADORABLE!! They sound really yummy too!

Erica said...

These look amazing....and are so adorable. Thanks for sharing. I just came across your blog and i love it. :-)

Michael Lee West said...

Welcome to Foodie Friday! Your cookies look like they could be in a magazine. I have a snowflake cookie cutter but I'm so hesitant about the icing part (I have a history of mishaps) that I've been procrastinating. The counting jar is adorable. I'll have to remember that for my granddaughter.
Sweet wishes,
Mlee

{ K } said...

Another AMAZING and wonderful idea!!
Do you have a great idea for a hostess gift that's simple yet makes a statement?
I want something that she can use or leave out all year, not just during holiday times.
Thanks!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Yummy--The red and white are darling and the blue are so beautiful. I have ones that we make every year, some we rotate through the years and then we like to try new ones,some become favs some don't.

Thanks for posting.
Cheri

Room to Inspire said...

Beautiful cookies - I wouldn't want anyone to eat them! Merry Christmas.

Chelsea

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your DIY is DE liciously lovely!

Have a merry and bright Christmas.

Its So Very Cheri said...

You've been featured.

Cheri

Jerri said...

These treats look yummy! Thanks for submitting them to the Holly Bloggy! This week I'm featuring some ideas from last week's events. I'll definitely add one of your cookies to my list!

Cha Cha said...

Now I am hungry, thanks for sharing. I hope you and your family have a MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

Super cute!! I am so going to try your candy cane cookies next year, and you're positively right about mint changing the flavor of other cookies! Those look adorable individually wrapped. Found you on Bake at 350's Flavor of the Month linky. Happy New Year to you!

Liz@HoosierHomemade said...

Those look great! And your pictures are really nice too!
Thanks for sharing!
~Liz

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Oh my GOODNESS!!! Those peppermint cookies...I've never seen anything like them! They are adorable!

Thanks so much for linking up BOTH of your yummy cookies!

betchacanteatjustone said...

I am in love with your swirly peppermint cookies! I will have to remember this idea for next Christmas!

Dorothy said...

Those peppermint cookies are just too cute in their little wrappers. Great idea to keep them separate so their flavor doesn't transfer. Love the pale blue snowflakes as well...I was going for that look too, but mine ended up super blue!

Suzy said...

So pretty! I love the wrapped peppermints on the tray...so cute.

Sue Sparks said...

I bought the magazine with the peppermint candy cookies in it when I was at the airport, but never got around to making them this year! They are ADORABLE!!! Next year for sure!!! Happy New Year!

Jeanne said...

The peppermint pleasures are so beautiful! What a creative idea, and I'm sure they taste amazing!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Those look amazing, I love red and white!

Jen said...

Your cookies look fantastic! Thank you for stopping by The Finer Things today and leaving your link!