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More Cookies!

Check out the latest recipes contributed to the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap!

Anisette Cookies from The Pug in the Kitchen

Six Generation Cookies from Going Green Mama

Snickerdoodles II from Retro Housewife Goes Green

There’s still plenty of time to participate! Click the image below for details on how to submit your recipes!

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The Latest Cookie Swap Recipes

The recipes are pouring in! Check out the latest:

Kitchen Sink Cookies from Nancy of The DeVries Family blog

Peppermint Bark and Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peels from Crunchy Chicken

Gingersnaps from Heather’s Homemaking

Iced Sugar Cookies, Cream Cheese Frosted Cookies and Hidden Mint Cookies from Retro Housewife Goes Green, which all start with the same Sugar Cookie Dough! 

Join in the fun by sharing your favorite recipes!

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More Cookie Swap Recipes!

Thanks to Rob for submitting the following recipes!

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Check out the Snickerdoodles at Heather’s Homemaking! Don’t forget to submit your own recipes!

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Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap 2010

My cookie swap is back for its third year! It’s easy to participate: simply blog about your favorite Christmas recipes and share the link in the comments some time between now and Christmas.  Feel free to share cookies, candies, fudge, yule logs, egg nog or hot chocolate, or any other special Christmas recipe, even if you’ve shared it in my cookie swap in previous years!  I’ll keep the recipes with links to your post on the side bar for everyone to enjoy. 

Please feel free to use the button on your cookie posts or anywhere on your blog!

This post is my contribution to Retro Housewife Goes Green’s Holiday Blog Carnival.



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Snowball Cookies


Yesterday I mentioned that we might get some snow overnight and might possibly even have a delay.  I was surprised to look out the window this morning to see more snow than expected, and even get the call that school had been cancelled!

It’s no secret that I love snow days.  I’m like a little kid again every time there’s a storm in the forcast.  I obsessively check the weather all day, making predictions that the storm won’t come, since I don’t want to get my hopes up.  I stay up to watch the weather on the 10 o’clock news, later than normal for me.  I wake up several times throughout the night to check the status of the storm.  Then, I wake up at least an hour earlier than normal and wait for the phone call.  By the time the call comes in, I’m wide awake and so excited to have a SNOW DAY!

This time was not different, and I’ve decided to bake some snowball cookies to celebrate, and as my first contribution to my Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap.  Yes, I posted these last year, too, but they’re my all-time favorite cookies!


Snowball Cookies

  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes and softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner sugar

Pulse pecans in a food processor until finely ground.  Add butter and process until smooth, about 1 minute.  Add sugar and vanilla, and pulse to combine.  Add flour and salt and pulse until a soft dough forms.  Turn dough out onto foil or plastic wrap and shape into a log, about 1 1/2 inches wide.  Wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325°F.  Slice log into about 24 disks, then roll into balls.  Bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden.  Dump confectioner’s sugar into a pie plate.  Briefly cool cookies on a rack, then roll in confectioner’s sugar.  Return cookies to rack and cool completely.  Roll in confectioner’s sugar again.

Just a note from personal experience, it’s impossible to sneak one of these cookies, since powdered sugar ends up everywhere.  Consider yourself warned.

If you would like to participate in the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap, just post a recipe for cookies and send me the link! Leave a comment or email, and I’ll link to your recipe in the side bar.


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