Recently we discovered our next guest, Heather at WhipperBerry.  We quickly fell in love with her site as we read what she and her contributors blog about: "We blog about life and how to make it beautiful."  She's a girl after our own hearts! (Not to mention she's a mama of many, just like us.) Then when she submitted her cookie recipe, it sealed the deal.  We are kindred spirits, (even if she doesn' t know it yet.) Please join us and link up your favorite recipe HERE. The more the merrier!~ Chris Ann & Kristin ********* I … [Read more...]

Santa Nutter Butters

Our next guest is a mama extraordinaire! Not only does she craft, travel, compete in triathlons and snowboard, she's also a REAL Orange County wife.  She's smart, fun and well, she's adding tons of sparkle to our Holiday Cookie Exchange.  We are pleased to introduce our next guest, Kelly from All About Kelly. Oh, and, don’t forget to link up your favorite recipe HERE. ~ Chris Ann & Kristin ********* There's LOTS of holiday baking going on. But, sometimes, you just need to keep things simple (& kid-friendly). These … [Read more...]

Peppermint Meringue Cookies

We are pleased to introduce our next guest, Cindy from Skip To My Lou. We love her motto, "Craft, Create, Celebrate"! She is an artist and a mom who loves to host parties and create from scratch.  She is definitely our kind of gal.  Please pull up a a chair, make a cup of coffee and linger over this recipe.  It's sure to inspire you to get "your bake on". And, don’t forget to link up your favorite recipe HERE. ~ Chris Ann & Kristin ********* Peppermint meringue cookies make a beautiful {and yummy} addition to your … [Read more...]

Walnut Cups

We are so happy to have Elle from All Things Bright and Beautiful pulling up a chair and joining us at the table today. Elle a momma of two, just so happens to be the winner of a Mother's Tree Of Life necklace that we gave away on our blog not to long ago.  We last saw her at a Pop Up Shop where we had a table, with her new baby in tow.  Every time we wish we had longer to chat.  Although she says she might not like to share (her walnut tarts, that is!) we can assure you she is the most generous of heart.  She's the perfect guest … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Christmas Butter Cookies

We hope ya'll are enjoying the Holiday Cookie Exchange! We know we are.  Today we are over the moon to have  Rachel from A Southern Fairytale join us.  Not only can she whip up something delicious, but she is a southern belle with the kindest of hearts.  The recipe she is sharing, has us convinced that our children will love us more if we make these cookies a part of our traditions. Please join us and don't forget to link up your favorite recipe HERE. ~ Chris Ann & Kristin ********* Do you remember your first Holiday … [Read more...]

Rum and Orange Scented Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Adryon from Adryon's Kitchen is with us today and she's sharing a special cookie recipe for our Holiday Cookie Exchange. Adryon is a wonderful example of the surprise of friendship we have found in the blogging community.  Kristin was at a blogger Christmas party and Adryon met her with "I know you! You were my boss at your coffee shop Jahva House."  It is a small world!  She is a great mom, with a life story that tells you...she is one special lady. We are so happy she is joining us today! ~Chris Ann & Kristin We'd love … [Read more...]

Chocolate, Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti

Today we are happy to welcome Heather from to our table!  Heather is a seasoned hostess and party planner. Every party she throws is thoughtfully created, has a certain casual elegance about it and the food looks divine. Secretly, we hope to one day pull a chair up to her table and experience one of her parties in it's entirety...especially if these cookies are offered with coffee. ~Chris Ann & Kristin Please share your favorite cookie recipe HERE at our link up Cookie Exchange. ********* One of my … [Read more...]

Loretta’s Thumb Print Cookies

Today we are delighted to welcome Kelli from I Had A Delicious Time .   We're not really sure when we met Kelli, but we know that when she stops by our table, the conversation she brings, always leaves us knowing she is a kindred spirit. Her heart for hospitality and gathering, will want you to linger a bit longer at her table.  She is sharing a very special cookie recipe today for our Holiday Cookie Exchange and we are honored that she is giving us a glimpse into the woman who inspired it. ~Chris Ann & Kristin Oh, and … [Read more...]

Walnut Wafers

We are so excited to have Shari from Tickled Red  kick off our second annual, Holiday Cookie Exchange.  One stop at Shari's table, we knew we would be lifelong friends.  Her zeal for life, her creative eye and the amazing goodies she whips up in her kitchen, well, trust us, stop by once and you'll be coming back for more.  Oh, and thanks for stopping by here today.  We are thrilled we have so many fun guests whipping up their favorite cookie recipes to kick off the holiday season. Happy Baking! ~Chris Ann & Kristin P.S. … [Read more...]

Second Annual Holiday Cookie Exchange

Grab a glass of ice cold milk and get your BAKE on!  Tomorrow we will be kicking off the holiday festivities with 12 days of delicious cookies.  We have 12 guests who will be stopping by our table to share their favorite cookie recipes.  You can read all about it HERE. We always say, the more the grab a badge, gather your favorite cookie recipes and get ready to link up tomorrow!  We can't wait for the flour to fly, the mixers to start whirrling and the cookie smells to start permeating every corner of our … [Read more...]