Virtual Cookie Exchange

by | Nov 27, 2018 | 31 comments

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:

November 27

Kwilty Pleasures | Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats | Songbird Designs ***YOU ARE HERE!***

Creative Latitude | Ms P Designs USA | Gray Barn Designs | Alycia Quilts

Happy Cottage Quilter | Sew Many Yarns | For The Love Of Geese

November 28

Creatin’ in the Sticks | Vroomans Quilts | It’s A T-Sweet Day! | Domestic Felicity

That Fabric Feeling | Home Sewn By Us | Karrin’s Crazy World

Adventurous Applique and Quilting | Bumbleberry Stitches | Melva Loves Scraps | Beaquilter

November 29

MooseStashQuilting | Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life | Kathleen McMusing

DesertSky Quilting | Life in the Scrapatch | Ridge Top Quilt | Cynthia’s Creating Ark

Bejeweled Quilts by Barb | Pumpkin Patch Patterns & Quilting | Operation Domestic Goddess | Just Let Me Quilt


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! 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…


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  1. Sharon Andersen

    Thank you for sharing! Your little bakers are adorable, and the cookies sound yummy! I’ve been way too busy, but finally have a tiny bit of time go hop this week. Happy quilting!

  2. Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter

    Great cookie ideas. Love the family recipes the best! I really like your Christmas Cactus quilt. You must finish it soon! And the owl quilt looks lovely on your mantle. Looks like it was meant to be.

  3. treen

    Thanks for sharing your family’s favorites! And I like the runner on the mantle – it’s nice to see the fun blocks rather than having things set on them, like on a table.

  4. darlene of Creative Latitude

    My brother-in-law lost his 14 year old fur-baby in August and the holidays are still hard for him. I hope you will find joy in the memories you had with your fur-baby, as my heart tells me you were wonderful 2 legged parents and provided your fur-baby a wonderful fur-ever home. My heart aches when a pet finds a non-loving home.

    Thank you for the yummy recipes. I’m saving and looking forward to making them.

  5. Theresa

    Sorry to hear about your fur baby. Your little chef helpers are adorable.

  6. Kathleen McCormick

    Those tea cakes look lovely – as does the low carb cookie! I will have to try one of these soon!

  7. Daryl Perry

    Love that beautiful Christmas Cactus Block! Cannot do cookies at all anymore. I used to make vegan cookies, but about 5 months ago I became gluten intolerant, so no more wheat, etc. I also gave up other starches like potatoes, rice because those aren’t so healthy for other reasons. Feel the best I have ever felt. After our last Golden Retriever passed away over a decade ago, I couldn’t do animals any more. Too heartbreaking. Hugs!!!

  8. Kathy

    Thanks for joining the fun in this Hop. Have a sweet holiday.

  9. Colette

    Cute block, had to go back and check it out. Also the cookies look yummy. I am right there with you, limited carbs to keep my blood sugar in check. I am so sorry about your furbaby.

  10. Alycia Quiltygirl

    So sorry for your Fur baby.
    Your recipes sound delicious!!

  11. Danice

    Wonderful work, and photos. Mother has been wanting some tea cakes, but I had no idea of a recipe. She said that her grandmother made them years ago. Maybe now she will be surprised with some. Thank you for both recipes.

  12. Gail Beam

    Hi Brenda, So sorry to hear about your fur baby. I know how hard that can be. Our daughter lost her fur baby (and our grandpup) of 10 years last June and it was really hard on her. Your Christmas quilted projects are all beautiful!! Thanks for the cookie recipes!! Your little chefs are just adorable and I am sure you made their awesome aprons and chef hats.

  13. Tu-Na Quilts

    Your little helpers look adorable in their chef uniforms. Thanks for the recipes. I just might have to try the tea cake. The Christmas cactus block is adorable.

  14. Mindy

    I love your mantel quilt – the owls are adorable!

  15. LJ

    Yummy sounding recipes and both so different. Your cookie baking day with the grands sounds wonderful – what a sweet grandma you are.

  16. selina

    Thanks for your low carb recipe, I’m currently down 20 lbs. just cutting way back on my carbs since June. Love your photo of the grands from last year. So very sorry about the loss of your furbaby. The good memories of the past will help get you through the present. Hugs

  17. Melva Nolan

    Oh my sympathies extended to you for the recent loss of your furbaby. But I so appreciate your low carb cookie recipe. I am gluten free and sugar free (among many others) but think I can adapt this recipe to work for me as well. Your baking day with the grands looks grand! Blessings, M

  18. Carla

    Bless your heart – hugs. Thank you for your sweet post even in your time of troubled heart. Love the picture of your Grands and I love the idea of a cookie day. So cute.

  19. Roseanne

    Hi Brenda! LOW-CARB cookie recipe!! OMG! It’s like you knew we are trying to rein in our sugar habit and go slightly more low carb. THANK YOU! I never thought of looking for low carb/low sugar recipes. I will certainly give these a try this year. We have several folks sensitive to sugar – me included. I’m so sorry to hear about your fur baby. {{Hugs}} It’s always hard to lose our constant companion but even more so at this time of year. Your cookie chefs are SO DARN CUTE. They have to make your heart a little less heavy. Thanks for sharing all this goodness! ~smile~ Roseanne

  20. Beatrice

    The tea cake recipe sounds awesome, I will have to try it. And your cookie chef crew is just adorable!

  21. joan

    What a great looking bunch of chefs you have there. I’m so sorry about the loss of your fur baby…it’s never easy. Your recipes sound fabulous and are going on my growing list. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

  22. Mary

    Your little helper elves are super cute. Bet they love their cooking day

  23. Wendy

    So sorry to hear about your fur baby; they sure weedle their way into our hearts, don’t they? Those recipes look tasty, the aprons are cute, and that Christmas block/mini is so pretty!

  24. Denise

    The peppermint ginger cookies sound yummy. Thank you for the recipe. The runner looks at home on the mantle, lucky find.

  25. Anita L Jackson

    Excited to try out the tea cake recipe! and the Christmas cactus is beautiful! Wishing you much health and energy for the holiday hustle and bustle to get your quilting completed!

  26. Carol Kussart

    Both your recipes look delicious! Your projects are neat too–I especially like the Christmas cactus. Enjoy your baking day with the grands–that will help you feel better!

  27. Carol S.

    Any recipe that can give me the treat I’m craving and save me some carbs sounds wonderful! I love those sweet little bakers in their cute aprons and hats…great idea to give them their personnel baking attire. Your flimsy’s are beautiful and definitely bring out the Christmas spirit. Thank you tons for joining in the blog hop! xo

  28. Dorian

    Sorry about your kittie. Thanks for the great looking recipes.

  29. Barbara Gaddy

    What cute helper you have. I will have to come back and get that low carb recipe, I have several friends I want to do things for but they can’t have much sugar. Thanks so much.

  30. Susan

    I am so sorry to hear about your fur baby. My condolences. Your little chef helpers look great, and so does your Christmas quiltiness. Thank you so much for both cookies. My doctor would like for me NOT to become diabetic, so I should probably give that one a try first. They both sound delicious!


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