Friday, December 21, 2012

Cookie Tree Forest and Christmas Cookie Resource

Crunches cookie bites, crumbs, counters of spilled flour, stacks of sugared treats, it must be December!  

For the kids' school Christmas party this year I found adorable snowball tree cookies from Better Homes & Garden's website.  The full recipe is there if you're interested.

Rolling 360 tiny snowballs was a bit tedious BUT I had Cameron helping and chatting with me the entire time so we had some precious moments mixed in with impatiently wishing we were finished!

Rows and rows of dough balls...

These trees are ready for garland and ornaments!

And soon we had a little cookie forest!

Ready to be plated up and delivered to an energetic group of happy school kids...

The next batch of NEW cookies I tried this year were these delicious sounding French Sables I found on my always favorite, Pen N Paper Flowers Blog.  She has the recipe there too!  

These are classic jam cookies with a baked streusel on top.  Total YUM.  Not too sweet, but just right.

These cookies are baked in muffin tins.

Those are the only new cookies I tried this season!  Outside of that, I'm baking my kids' requested family favorites.  The SAME ones I bake every year.  You know the ones.  I'm sure you each have those traditional family cookies too.  I always love hearing the variety of everyone's favorites! 

Our traditionals include, maple frosties, cream cheese sugars, ribbon cookies, chocolate crinkles, snickerdoodles, and maybe more.  ;) 

Christmas cookies are perfectly paired with Christmas books!  Grab a cookie (or three) and cozy down with a holiday story. 

Two timeless traditions.  

And since we can't possibly eat all this sugar goodness, we jar, plate, or box some up to share with those we love.

These adorable jar labels are handmade by Mud & Twig on etsy.  Check back for a special discount code to use at the beginning of the new year for your own jar labels.

I may have written a blog post (or a few!) before about Christmas cookies.  It's easy to see where my heart is friends.  ;)  I've included the archives below for your happy cookie hunting.

Christmas Cookie Archives
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Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh my goodness... these are the sweetest little cookies I have seen this year! Thanks so much for sharing. Love!

Blythe said...

Those cookies look great. Just started my baking today!
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Brooke said...

Your Christmas tree cookies are adorable! Well worth the work of rolling all the little balls. I have three little boys, so I could put them to work doing it. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

caveman said...

Both the snowball tree cookies and french sables were mmmmmm. The snowball cookies may just be the coolest looking cookies ever. I guess you will have to add them both to the "regular list"!

b. said...

The trees are adorable... I can't believe you had to make that many mini balls.... Lol

I think those jars are so cute that you gave cookies away in and I'm sure the recipient raved about them!

I am happy to say the jam cookies were delicious! :) it's not every year I have the privilege of being able to taste them! :)

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