Monday, November 9, 2009

November's Giveaway at CPLG

~*~November Giveaway~*~I'm hosting this months Leanne of Harvestmoonbythelake.
I love the Christmas Holidays! The decorating, the shopping, the parties with family and friends and I LOVE making Christmas cookies!
A little's almost the only time of year I make cookies.

I made this cute little Annie for my giveaway. She's all dressed up and ready for Christmas.
I also included a pack of My Favorite Cookie Recipe cards.

The rules are going to be simple.
~You must live in the United States~
~Make a comment and I will enter your name in once~
~Post a note about our giveaway on your blog and you get your name in twice~
~Leave the recipe of your favorite Christmas Cookie and I will enter your name in 5 times~
*I am always looking for a new favorite cookie recipe!*
~Don't forget to leave me contact information~

~*~I will be drawing the name of the winner on~*~
Monday, November 30th

My favorite cookie recipe:
~Candy's Cookies~
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powder sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup corn starch
1 cup flour
1/8 tsp. salt
white chocolate
red, green and white jimmies (sprinkles)

Cream butter with mixer add powder sugar and vanilla.
Mix in by hand corn starch first then flour and salt.
Chill for about 2 hours.
Take a small amounts (about 1/2 teaspoon) and roll into balls.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.
When cool dip tops in melted white chocolate and then in jimmies,
sprinkles if your not from Wisconsin.

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!


Marissa said...

Oh I *love* how you did this months giveaway! Wonderful idea of posting cookie recipes! Will have to try yours out, and I will def. post mine Ü Cute cute doll! She is so festive!

Would be thrilled to be in the drawing,

Thanks a bunch!!

.......The Keepsake Chest........ said...

Hi Leanne, please enter me in the drawing. She is adorable. I agree with Marissa, the cookie recipe is a great addition. They sound yummy too! I'm copying the recipe. Thank you,

yorkie's primitives said...

OH MY GOSH! She is adorable. Please enter me in your giveaway. I have posted it on my blog and am enclosing my favorite recipe (and my family's). This is so simple and is a big hit year round.
Chocolate No Bake Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter (they have soy peanut butter for those allergic to peanuts at walmart)
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups quick cooking oatmeal

Combine sugar, cocoa, milk and butter in saucepan. Bring to boil and boil for 1 min, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingr., mixing well. Drop on a greased cookie sheet by spoonfuls. Cool about 20 min.

Thanks for such a great giveaway and it is being drawn on my anniversary!

Little Pags Boutique said...

Oh she is soo cute! Thank for the chance to win her. I will be back with my Christmas Cookie recipe and I will enter your giveaway on my blog...

Thanks Again

Charlene said...

What a cute doll! And the cookie recipes sound just yummy! I would love to have this dolly come and live with me : ).

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

Pat, the blog looks great! :)

Leanne, this dolly is soooo cute! I want to be in the running! Her little face is too precious.

These cookies are easier to make than they sound, and really add a visual impact to a cookie platter. It was from one of the Holiday Cookbooks from Pillsbury.

Poinsettia Cookies
3/4 cup butter softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 box 4 serving size raspberry flavored gelatin (we used cherry)
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 tbls yellow candy sprinkles (the little round ones best)

1. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, vanilla, gelatin and egg
with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.
On low speed, mix in flour.
2. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls, cover and refrigerate
for 1 hour. super important!
3. Heat oven to 375F On ungreased sheets place balls
about 2 inches apart. With sharp knife make 6 cuts in
top of each ball about 3/4ths of the way through to make 6 wedges.
Spread wedges apart slightly to form flower petals (cookies will separate
and flatten as they bake). Sprinkle about 1/8 teaspoon yellow candy
sprinkles into center of each cookie.
4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set and edges begin to brown.
Cool 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack.
Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

my little annies said...

I love your giveaway Leanne!! I am going to post this on my blog and for my favorit recipe it's

chocolate crinkle top cookies
1 bag of chocolate chips
1 and a 1/2 cups flour
1 and a 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
6 Tbsp. butter
1 and a 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs

1/2 cup powder sugar
Microwave choc chips in a medium bowl then cool to room temp
beat sugar, butter and vanilla in a large mixer bowl until crumbly, beat in melted choc chips and add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition, gradualy beat in flour mixture, them stir in remaning choc chips, cover and chil until firm, then shape into about 1 inch balls then roll in powder sugar and place on ungreased baking sheet, bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the sides are set but the centers are still slightly soft. enjoy makeing cookies!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would be so thrilled to win! I love Annie dolls!
Our favorite cookie is...

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 400ºF.
Mix 1 1/2 cups sugar, the butter, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

carla said...

Well I would love to win your cute little Christmas girl... but already I am lucky!!!! Look at all these recipes!!!! Wow!!!! Thanks to All!!!! hugs

Prim2Pink said...

Please enter my name in your giveaway for that adorable little Annie!
I will post about her on my sidebar.
These are one of my favorite cookies.


2 pkg. (8 sq. ea) Baker's semisweet baking chocolate, divided
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c. butter or margarine,softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 c. chopped walnuts, optional

Chop 1 pkg. of the chocolate, set aside.
Microwave remaining 8 sq. chocolate in lg. microwavable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring halfway through heating time. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar, butter, eggs & vanilla until well blended. Stir in flour & baking powder. Stir in reserved chopped chocolate & nuts. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-13 min. Makes about 30 cookies.
*note: If omiting nuts, increase flour to 3/4 c. to prevent spreading.


Janna~Country Creek Creations said...

Leanne she is sooooooo cute. You always do such a fabulous job. Cant wait to see who wins her. Gonna try your cookie recipe too. Love the idea of this. I have made 2 batches of cookies each day for the last four days. Trying to get a jump on it. Hahaha Well here is my recipe:

White Chocolate/Caramel Cookies

2 sticks butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
1 Cup caramel chips
1 ½ Cup white chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla slowly until well combined. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to wet mixture along with the chips until just combined. Scoop onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes or until cooked through to your liking. Cool on cooling rack and serve.

About 36-42 cookies
Going to go add it to my blog!

Pat(yellowsweetpotato) said...

well to start with I love this doll and would like to be the winner so please enter me.
No recipes since I HATE to cook used to bake up a storm back in the day but no more so sorry no recipe from me"(

Niki :-) said...

that recipe sounds yummy!
thanks for letting me enter! I used to belong to CPLG a few years ago. Time got away from me and I couldn't participate anymore. I met lovely gals thru the ebay group :)
Niki in AZ

Julie said...

This doll is so darling-I collect Annies :)

Jaja said...

Please add me to your giveaway, she is the sweetest thing! Jaja tjlburke at gmail dot com

suzy said...

Love you Annie. Just came across your blog. I dont have one but I love reading them. I love Raggedy Annes and cookies. Thank you Suzy

Janera said...

What a sweetie! Please enter me in the giveaway; I have just the place for her!

Favorite Christmas cookie: Jan Hagel Cookies (easy, beautiful, and yummy!)


1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg yolk
2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Blend; pat in cookie sheet. Brush with slightly beaten egg whites; top with chopped nuts and sprinkle with sugar. Bake about 20 minutes at 300 degrees. Cool. Cut into bars.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very sweet giveaway. Here is a recipe -


2 2/3 c rolled oats
1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 c dried cranberries
6 oz white chocolate, broken into pieces
1/2 c walnut halves, finely chopped
1 c unsalted butter
1 1/3 firmly packed light brown sugar
1 t cinnamon
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2. Whisk oats, flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl, stir in dried cranberries, white chocolate and nuts.

3. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Continue to simmer over medium-low heat until the milk solids turn golden brown, about 4 minutes, take care not to scorch.

4. Pour browned butter into a large bowl and whisk in brown sugar until combined. Whisk in cinnamon, then whisk in eggs and vanilla, beating well after each. Add dry mixture to wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Mixture will be thick. Drop by generous spoonfuls 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.

5. Bake until light golden brown and just dry to the touch, but still a little soft inside, about 10 minutes. Slide parchment onto racks and cool completely.

Thanks for entering me in your fabulous giveaway :-)


that little Annie is so gorgeous. I would love to win her. I now follow you, so please enter me. Hugs, Linda

Shawnee said...

She's so beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity.

shawneeh@yahoo dot com

Shawnee said...

I love to make these Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies. Very time consuming but Delicious!

* 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 cup softened butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
* 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
* 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
* 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl, set aside.

In another bowl, beat butter and sugar on low speed until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, beat until well blended.

Gradually add in the flour mixture and blend well until smooth.

Shape into 1 inch balls by rolling a small amount of dough between the palms of your hands. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Using thumb, press down center of ball making an indentation.

Drain cherries, reserving the juice. Place a cherry in the center of each cookie.

For frosting: In a small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Heat over low heat until chocolate is melted. Add 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon reserved cherry juice and stir.

Spoon about 1 teaspoon frosting over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry. If frosting gets too thick, add a little more cherry juice.

Bake in oven at 350° for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Makes 48 cookies.

Yarni Gras! said...

Christmas Ice cream cookies...
this is a vintage recipe, they are to be eaten WITH ice cream....
6 tablespoons softened butter
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 beaten egg yolk (important)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
candied cherries

Cream butter and sugar, add egg yolk, vanilla and flour and mix will. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Press one half of a cherry into the center of each cookie.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. You'll get 30 cookies.
Thank you for this opportunity to win such a cutie!