"All you need is love and Christmas Cookies." - unknown
I can hardlly believe Christmas is only 19 days away. This year has gone by so very fast to me! And since it's the Christmas season, seems only fitting to offer up a cookie to add to Santa's plate. This is a cookie that's a rif on the Funfetti (PIllsbury trademark) cake that's beloved by children everywhere. You can make them any time of the year by customizing the jimmies (elongated sprinkles) used. In this case I used a mix of light and dark green with red. Festive, no? Last year I made logs of raw dough which I festively wrapped as gifts leaving the actual baking to my friends. It sure saved me a lot of time and it turned out really cute. It's another idea for you to keep in mind if you are gifting treats this holiday season. Some of my other favorite cookie recipes are here. If toffee is your thing, the ever popular Christmas Crack is a sure crowd pleaser, but for now, Confetti Cookies it is! So let's hop on over to the mixer and get this holiday baking going!
Christmas Confetti Cookies
11 1/2 ounces( 1 cup 7 Tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
7 ounces (1 cup) granulated sugar
10 ounces brown sugar (1 1/4 cups) packed
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
16 ounces (about 3 1/3 cups) all-purpose flour
2 ounces (4 Tablespoons, plus 2 teaspoons) yellow cake mix*
1 1/8 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/8 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
3 ounces (about 1/2 cup) holiday colored jimmies
10 ounces( about 1 1/2 cups) mini chocolate chips
6 ounces (about 1 cup) mini (or regular) white chocolate chips**
1 Preheat oven tp 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cake mix, baking powder and soda and salt; set aside.
2. in bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugars on low speed until well combined.
3. On low speed stir in eggs and vanilla. Increase speed to medium for 15 seconds. Reduce speed to low, and scrape down sides of bowl.
4. Stir in dry ingredients until almost completely incorporated. Scrape down sides of bowl and stir in both mini chips and jimmies.
6. Let cool completely before wrapping or storing. can keep frozen, wrapped air-tight for about 1 month.
* Keep leftover cake mix wrapped air-tight in the freezer for future cookie making sessions.
** for best results and flavor, please use the ones that contain cocoa butter and not alternative fats.
Happy Baking and sharing! ♥ #cookiesandkindness
"Art is the highest form of hope." -Gerhard Richter
Recently in the aftermath of our US election, a group of artists on Instagram created the hashtag #artistforlove and created art showing a love message to some of the more typically disenfranchised citizens, as they saw them. You can search that hashtag and see all the art that comes up. I joined in this creative exercise and here is the piece I created.I really love it, as it was so organic and unexpected.
If you feel drawn to it and would like to print a copy for your personal use, you may download the PDF file below at no charge as my gift to you. I don't have the best scanner, so I am hoping the print quality is acceptable. I retain all rights to the art and this image may not be reproduced for any other purposes without my express consent. Thank you for respecting this. Enjoy the art and spread love♥
Welcome to my blog! I am a mom to two grown children, former pastry chef, pet mom and creative who is trying to practice gratitude as a way of life and attempting to hold on to a sense of awe and wonder about everything in my world. I healed a chronic skin condition through the power of plants and now practice a whole foods plant based life-style. I want everyone in the world to be happy and whole, and I think food plays a major part in that. I live in Northern Colorado where I love to cook, play with art supplies, hike, explore spirtual ideas and practices and ride my bike. Thank you for visiting!