These are very easy to make and so yummy, even cold out of the refrigerator! With all the decorating possibilities, they could be adapted to any occasion. Obviously, I'm making Christmas cookies, but with orange and yellow jimmies on top they would work equally well for Thanksgiving. With a tiny pink message candy heart right in the center, they would be adorable for Valentine's Day. You get the idea.
My niece requested I make these
very chocolatey cookies. The raspberry jam is a perfect complement and add enough sweetness to make them delicious!
They are a soft, light cookie. Mine were so large that ended up being about the size of a sandwich, so we shared cookies!
Chocolate Bombs are something I came across lately that looked intriguing. They are a sort of all-in-one container for hot chocolate lovers. Drop a bomb in your mug and add hot water or milk. Watch your bomb explode with cocoa, marshmallows, peppermint, or whatever you choose to add to your drink!
My brother-in-law requested I make this cookie, and gave it a good review. As he said, "They are light and buttery and have an excellent flavor."
The cookie is not overly sweet, and when combined with the sweeter drizzle it creates the perfect combination. Also, there is an evenness of flavor between chocolate and peanut butter. The dough prevents it from being a Reese’s peanut butter cup.
I love snowball cookies and I also love peppermint, so this seems like a great combination, in my view. Probably a good possibility these would go well with hot cocoa as well. I think that makes it a tri-fecta.
My sister says they would be good to dunk in milk, so take your pick.
Here's a fun Thanksgiving snack I found to try this year. I thought they might be a nice treat to place at each place setting on the holiday table. Plus, it's fruit!
Warning: These were not as easy to make as I thought they would be.
This is the year that just won't end. You know it. You've felt it. The year our lives have been turned upside down by Covid-19. The year started out well enough. In January and February I spent my days working on a final revision of my YA historical fiction, "Paradise." I sent it off to my agent. I could finally give a big sigh of relief and take a needed break.
Then stay-at-home orders were issued and I couldn't get a grasp on what I should be doing.
I am a writer of Children's and Young Adult books. I received my MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, and am an active member of SCBWI. I also have my MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children and happily worked as a Children's Librarian for nearly 20 years. One of my favorite activities was reading books aloud to kids, especially to school-aged kids. Like the kids, I enjoy having stories read to me, so I listen to many of my books on audio and serve on audio judging committees.
Another favorite activity is creating fun snacks for library programs, friends, and family. I do that a lot and continually search for more ideas.
I have a very large Russian Blue mix cat named Bosley from the shelter, and a rescue dog named Prince Albert. He's a Cavapoo, which means he's part Cavalier King Charles and part poodle, and adorable. I am married and live in Dayton, Ohio with my husband Rod.
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