Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Cookie Jar: Santa's Whiskers

Hi there! So, have you started your holiday baking? Maybe it's not your thing, but we love making lots of different kinds of Christmas cookies--some stand-bys and some new ones--each year to enjoy and give away. I just love these coconut and cherry cookies for Christmas. They're delicious and look really pretty on a plate. I hope you enjoy them, too!

Santa's Whiskers
1/2 c. butter, softened
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 c. coconut flakes
1/2 c. crushed pecans
20 maraschino cherries, halved

In a medium bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until well blended. Beat in almond extract.
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
In a small bowl, combine the coconut and crushed nuts.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in coconut/nut mixture.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees until lightly browned. Immediately press a cherry half into the center of each cookie. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kitchen Art

Hi guys! We are still making baby steps in our kitchen, but since I'm impatient with the non-fun stuff like painting cabinets and staining shelves, I've started some of the more exciting projects (for me) like hanging this kitchen art. In addition to our chalkboard pantry door, we also tend to use this little DIY dry-erase board I made a long time ago. I simply updated the decorative paper for the inside to match our current decor.

But the highlights of this small gallery wall are the art prints I ordered from Victory Garden of Tomorrow and Dot & Bo. I just love them!

Head over to About Home Accessories to see more kitchen wall art that you can print instantly!

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DIY Dry-Erase Board

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