|me and my momma|
Now I realize that I'm totally and completely bias. That being, I thought our cookies were the cutest. Maybe not the most delicious but we were going for looks folks. My cookies were the raspberry shortbread cookies. In case you were wondering, here is the recipe.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherry
48 gummy raspberries
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl beat butter for 30 seconds on med-high speed. Add powdered sugar and salt beating until combined (scrape sides of bowl). Beat in the cherry liquid and almond extract. Beat in as much flour as you can then use a spoon to mix any remaining flour and the chopped cherries.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar, flatten the balls until they are about 1/2 inch thick. Bake 14 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. After the cookies cool, use royal icing to glue the gummy raspberries into the center of each cookie. This recipe makes 48 cookies.
Now for the grand finale, my mom's original cookie design, snow globe gingerbread cookies.
How stinkin' cute are these things?
To learn how to make these adorable cookies, you'll have to visit The House's Money. Random blog name, eh? Maybe. But it's a killer book title. My mom's husband is a published author and this blog is related to his book. While you're there snagging THE cookie recipe of the season, buy a book.
It is a total page-turner. Swear.
As if this event wasn't awesome enough already, I won some cool stuff. The event host did tons of giveaways so everyone left with something. Check out my loot. I won a gift bag from Whole Foods with all of this yummy food. Plus, this adorable cookbook! Score.