Sunday, December 1, 2019

Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop

Cookies & Quilts



I would like to thank Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt for being MaMa Host for this fun Annual Hop.  I hope you enjoy  the cookies, gift making, tradition sharing, and just some relaxing time during this very stressful month.

COOKIES



You don't have to be a baker to make something yummy and fun for the Holiday.  I love the mixed taste of sweet and salty with a little crunch.  Pretzels and chocolate just fit that so nicely.  Last year I shared one of my 'cookies' with this mix, but this year I wanted a little fun that would be great to share making with the little ones.  ROLO REINDEER

Ingredients:
Small Pretzels
Rolo Candies
Mini M&Ms
Edible Candy Eyes (Wilton) 




Line baking sheet with Parchment Paper.  Pre-heat ovet to 350 degrees.  Break off one section of the pretzel like in photo - they make great sneak snacks while working.   Top with a Rolo and bake for just 3 minutes.  The Rolo may not look melted - but it is enough for the next step and we don't want puddles.


Remove from oven and place Eyes and M&M for face.  We laughed because they look more like Christmas Mice, but they were fun.

This project could be followed with a story book read.  There are many books about Reindeer and even Christmas Mice.


TRADITION 


There was always an orange tucked in the toe of the stocking and a plate of cookies set out for Santa.  The only stockings I put out are for the furkids - they don't like oranges.  BUT, I always pick up a couple of them for my Christmas Morning breakfast treat.

GIFTING


A few things in the shop, but no gifts made for giving (everyone is well supplied).  I did donate a couple of Christmas Quilts for raffles and pillowcases made for our Quilt Guild's charity project donation to the local community family boxes each year.  If you are short on time, I recommend pulling some orphan blocks and make pillows or table runners.

GIVE AWAY


Since our December here in the NorEast has opened with a three day snow storm, I thought this panel of deer in a snow storm would be fun.  "Winter Whispers" by Michelle Mara for Wilmington Prints is 43" x 29".  Some blocks on the top and bottom, a couple of borders, back with a flannel - super quick throw for gifting (or keeping).  Be sure I have a way to contact you (we see a lot of no-reply responders during these hops).  I will pull the winner Tuesday, December 10.

Please be sure to visit the rest of today's bloggers:
December 2nd


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

40 comments:

  1. Those pretzel cookies are so darn cute and, like you said, great to do with little ones. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Greati idea for cookies! We always got an apple and orange and some walnuts in shells

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  3. What cute cookies. I love the red and green quilt too. The deer panel is beautiful. I have a contact form on my blog, under the header. It is a grey envelope image link.

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  4. Those treats are adorable. I like that stocking tradition. That dear panel is beautiful. I love the idea of making it into a throw.

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  5. What a great recipe to make, thanks.
    Lovely winter wishes headed your way with wintry conditions.

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  6. What cute treats. Fun to make with grands. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. Thanks for a great treat idea. We always have a family get together that needs snacks, and this will be perfect!! I love the panel also. Hubby and son are both outdoor people and would love this!!

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  8. Your cookies look yummy, sweet and salty!

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  9. The candy cookies. I love the way salt and chocolate taste together. One of my favorite treats I secretly stash. LOL. have a blessed holiday! (quiltlovefordomesticfelicity@gmail.com)

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  10. Rolo Reindeer are going to be a definite on my list of holiday treats this year! Keep warm and enjoy a little stitchin' time my friend. ;-)

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  11. Rolo Reindeer look like a great Monkey Boy and Grandma project...they'd love it! The orange in the toe of the stocking always happened at my house growing up, along with a box of Whitman chocolates. Such sweet memories you've brought back to me! Gifting quilts is a wonderful way to share the love and that one looks amazing. Thanks for hopping with us, Sharon!

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  12. Your Rolo Reindeer are adorable and look like so much fun to make! I'm going to have to try those!

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  13. So cute, and they look yummy.
    shades000 at gmail dot com

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  14. I can manage them. They look so fun to do and quite tasty too.

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  15. Cute Christmas goodies. I have made these with the kiddos. Always a fun time. Pretty quilts. Thank you for sharing in my favorite blog hop ... :) Pat

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  16. Love Rolos and pairing it with the pretzels is genius!! Your reindeer are soooo cute!!! Winter Whispers is gorgeous, and since I don't know for sure I'm a no-reply person, my email is wild_blue_farm at yahoo dot com, just in case I'm the lucky person pulled!!!

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  17. So cute! I love Rolo candy, and pairing it with pretzels sound really good. Definitely something I want to try, thanks for sharing.

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  18. Delightful reindeer cookies to make with my granddaughter. Thanks.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. The deer panel is beautiful. Would make a very nice charity quilt.
    Jeanne

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  20. Great idea for Xmas biscuits 🎅

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  21. Those reindeer are adorable! And thanks for the prize opportunity.
    MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

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  22. Ahhh hit the wrong button, the panel is beautiful.

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  23. Your Rolo Reindeers are adorable! They look yummy, too! Love the panel. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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  24. Hi Sharon! Gosh, I have a couple of littles who would adore those reindeer cookies. Especially the eyes!! I don't know if they can eat caramel yet - maybe next year but they sure are cute. I can't see that deer panel without thinking of my dad who went deer hunting every.single.Thanksgiving.week I was alive. He would have loved a throw like that, especially with the rack on that Buck. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I'm enjoying the hop and it's only day #1. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  25. The snow missed us, thank goodness. The rolo deer look adorable and a great treat for those with peanut allergies. Keep warm, and snuggled inside.

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  26. You may not think yours (cookie reindeer) look quite as nice as others but I know many will love the simple recipe and the rolo candy, too.

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  27. This is a fun little post. I think I may just make this little version of reindeer. They look so easy. I'm not much of a baker so they have to be easy for me to make them.

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  28. Reindeer seem to be the rage this year!! I love them - all kinds - and especially cookies/candy reindeer! LOL Thanks for sharing! You can send some of that snow south! My granddaughter was just saying today when I picked them up for my daughter that she wished it would snow this year! Me too...as long as I can stay inside! LOL Stay warm and safe!

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  29. Thanks for the reindeer treat recipe! This is one our grandson for one will love. Thanks for the inspiration to possibly create a deer panel throw quilt.
    dixiedotmcadamatgmaildotcom

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  30. How adorable are those pretzel Rolo Reindeer? I love this idea and hope to try this soon. Great tip for a quick gift with orphan blocks. Lovely post, Sharon. Thank you for the giveaway, it's beautiful.

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  31. Sharon, these would be so fun for to share with my grandgirls! They love things like this (to oooh and aaaah over *and* to eat!). We always had an orange in the toe of our stocking, too! We had to eat it before we could start opening presents. LOL!! Of course, I did that with our own family, and I know at least on of my kids does it with their children!! Passed down traditions are such fun!! ♥

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  32. I am relaxing a bit and visiting some stops on this wonderful hop. The Rolo Reindeer are so cute and a perfect project. I grew up with getting an orange in my stocking and carried that on with my kids when they were little.

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  33. Those reindeer look so fun and yummy! And the quilt is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. too cute. and we love rolos. thanks and Merry Christmas🎄

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  36. I don't eat Rolos but these look so cute.

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