Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cookies Make Everything Better Blog Hop!!

Hello crafty friends!
Welcome to our yummy cookie hop today! Cookies make everything better...don't they?  This time of the year we're making our favorites!! If you just happened to stop by my blog today and would like to play along, please start over at Lisa's Blog.  You wouldn't want to miss out on any of the yummy goodness that's in store!!  If you just arrived from  Dena's Blog, then you are definitely on the right track. 
For my project I decided to make an invitiation for a Cookie Exhange Party!  These parties are so much fun!!  You always leave with such a great assortment of cookie recipes perfect for the holidays.  And let's not forget lots of yummy cookies too for sampling!!  Here are all the details of my project, plus scroll past my project for the yummy cookie recipe :0)
Cartridges used
Jolly Holidays
Other items used
Solid cardstock - Recollections
Patterned Paper - Recollections "Sugar Plums"
Peachy Keen Stamps - Happy Lashes
Spellbinders - Ribbon Banners
TH Distress Ink - "Tea Dye"
Memento Ink - Black Tuxedo
Martha Stewart - Red and Brown Baker's Twine
Red Adhesive Gems - my stash
Stickles - Stardust
Red colored pencil
Hope you all liked my project and now onto a yummy cookie recipe that was given to me by a co-worker of mine a few years back.  I just love CHOCOLATE!! And if it has pecans, even better!! 
Chocolate Chunk Pecan Cookies
Chocolate Chunk Pecan Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 & 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
Place butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave until melted, about 1 minute.
Add both sugars to melted butter and stir until combined. Add salt, vanilla, and eggs, stirring until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda, and baking powder until just combined and a soft dough forms. Fold in chocolate and pecans.
Scoop dough in desired cookie size onto lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies. Leave room between cookies for some spreading.
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake cookies until golden around the edges but a little soft in the center. Baking time will vary depending on the size of the cookies. Smaller cookies (2-inch diameter) bake for 13-15 minutes. Larger cookies may require up to 18 minutes.
Cool on baking sheets on wire racks for a few minutes. Then, transfer from baking sheets to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 48 2-inch cookies.
These cookies are supper yummy, you should definitely give them a try!! 
Thanks for stopping by today,  up next is Janet's Blog
Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete blog hop lineup.


  1. Gorgeous card the gingerbread man is adorable and I love the papers. Caroline xxx

  2. Such a cute little Ginger Guy. I love the face. TFS AJ-

  3. Your invite is so adorable! Your cookies look so yummy!

  4. cookies and gingers, you can't go wrong with that combination!!!


  5. cookies look yummy. Great invite card

  6. Those cookies look yummy! Thanks for sharing your project and recipe - enjoy your day!

  7. Can't bake anything with nuts at our house, but most recipes are good even with that left out. These look great. So does the gingerbread man card! Thanks for sharing


  8. Cookies make everything better, but pecans make it out of this world...I love your cookie swap invite too.

  9. these look yummy and your card is super cute!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. LOVE the cookie invitation!!

    I can't wait ti try your cookie recipe :)

  11. Your cookies look yummy! I love your gingerbread man card - so cute!

  12. cute card, delish looking cookies! will have to try the recipe! Janet R.

  13. Diana, your invitation is SO CUTE! I love the paper you used! I've always wanted to do a cookie exchange of these days I will!!

    I had so much fun hopping with you!

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  14. I love your cookie invitation. Thanks so much for sharing. The cookies look yummy too.

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  15. oh yummmy!!! thank you for the recipes and the cookie party idea sounds great!!!

  16. cute project! TFS
    those look yummy!

  17. Yum!!
    great gingerbread cookie card


  18. very cute card !! and the cookies look yummy LOVE pecans !!!

  19. love his adorable face!!!

  20. Cute card. The gingerbread boy look so happy.

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