December 5, 2011


I had a fun weekend filled with baking and secret project sewing (will share after the holidays).  I had some new ideas from a Disney magazine that I'm still not sure how I received in the mail and I also had a new recipe to try for an annual cookie swap.

I tried chocolate dipped candy canes with sprinkles from the magazine.  They leave out suggestions on the best ways to dip the canes.  My recommendations after trying them is to melt your chocolate in a tall, thin container versus short and round.  My other, learned the hard way, suggestions is to add the sprinkles over a container so they don't end up all over the counter and floors!

I also made Almond Poppy Seed Cookies for and annual cookie swap with friends.  I highly recommend these swaps before the holidays!! Google them.  I took a tray of my cookies and came back with I'm guessing 10 other types of cookies and all of the recipes.  What a great idea!!

I wanted to share my recipe but is not cooperating with me at this moment.  So if you are interested, go onto and search for Almond Poppy Seed Cookies.  Make sure it is the recipe that includes cream cheese.  They are so easy and SO good!

I think I will go have myself one in fact.....

Happy Holiday Baking!

1 comment:

  1. Oh what a yummy post! Those candy canes would be a big hit with my 4 year old grand-daughter (I'll be looking up that recipe tomorrow)! Caught up on your posts...WOW...your day in the field was a doozy! I've been having some major crappy days lately, but now you have me beat! Glad you made it through and could laugh about it all in the end...lessons and laughter are life's gifts!