Welcome to the Virtual Cookie Exchange! Today is my day to share some goodies with you. Many thanks to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for hosting this fun, sharing event!! Please visit the other bloggers for some great cookie recipes and quilty inspiration! And, please leave a nice comment for them – we all appreciate your thoughts and kind words! For your tasting viewing pleasure, here is the schedule for this week’s hop:
I have a couple of recipes I’d like to share with you. First of all, as some of us (myself in particular!) need to watch our sugar/carb intake, I thought I’d share a great sounding recipe for Peppermint Cream Ginger Cookies from Beautyandthefoodie.com! While my doc no longer considers me diabetic (thank goodness!!), I feel and function better on a lower carbohydrate intake. This doesn’t work for everyone, but it does for me! When I found this recipe I thought about those of us who can’t handle a lot of sugar. I admit, I have not tried these yet, but I intend to – very soon. We lost our 12 year old fur baby last week and it has hit me really hard, so I apologize up front for giving you an untried recipe (but it has good ratings!). These are keto, low carb, and have a paleo option included.
Doesn’t that sound great? Now this second recipe has been passed down in our family! As a little girl, I always loved Aunt Myra’s tea cakes. She got the recipe from her mom who everyone called Mama Dolly! She was a character – and so was Aunt Myra! I miss them both. While I didn’t bake any this week, every year my grands and I have a cookie baking day – just us – while my daughter does whatever!! This is one of the recipes I use for our cookie decorating fun! Now, this is a true southern recipe – I mean, what’s better than sugar and butter y’all, right??!!! So here you go!
Last year I purchased some chef hats and aprons and monogrammed them for our special day. They loved it, and we had a blast! Here is a pic of my three cookie chefs!! They are so much fun! In this picture baby girl was 8 and the boys were 5 (yes they are tall for their age – but really can’t help it as we are tall and my son-in-love is 6’7″!) I hope they can find their outfits for this year’s cookie bake!!
And now for some Christmas quilty goodness! First up is the flimsy of my Christmas Cactus block post from 11/16. If you missed it, you can check it out here. While perusing my stash for something to use for borders, I found this gorgeous fabric I purchased last year from Fat Quarter Shop (affiliate) and knew it was exactly what I was looking for! Everything I used was already in my stash (yeah!!) I have to say this was the first time I’d attempted corner triangles for an on point block! It wasn’t too bad! I’ll definitely add that technique to my wheelhouse!
While looking for some other things that
had gone missing erh, I had put away in a safe place ? (!), I found this table runner I made a couple of years ago. It’s still in the flimsy stage too. I kind of like it on the mantle, so it may become my new mantle quilt!! I made this with the Christmas Owl designs I digitized. If you like in-the-hoop applique on the embroidery machine you can find them here!
Hopefully I will be feeling better soon and get both of these quilted! I’ll post again when I do. That’s it for my share today. I hope you enjoyed “tasting” and seeing!! Please be sure and visit the other bloggers and see what delicious goodies they have for you!
I’ll be linking up this week with my quilty blogging friends (My Favorite Linky Parties) you see in my side bar! Until next time…