Holiday Cookie Swap Blog Hop 2018

Have you ever participated in a Holiday Cookie Swap? I’ve hosted a few and it’s by far one of my favorite holiday activities!

When my wonderful friend Sarah Gibson from Room for Tuesday invited me to do a virtual Holiday Cookie Swap Blog Hop, I couldn’t have been more excited to join.

Cookies are my ultimate downfall. I can eat plates and plates of yummy sugary carb goodnesss. So usually I try to limit myself during the year. But the one time I let myself indulge are the Holidays. My favorite cookies to make for family and friends are jam thumbprints, mexican wedding cookies and gingerbread.

This year my younger two girls really wanted to help me. I love it when we bake together. However, mommy confession: they sure make a mess when we bake! And now that I’m working full time out of the house, I needed a easy, kid friendly cookie recipe.

I found a great one on Pinterest that turned Oreo cookies into cute Holiday ornaments!

Oreo Cookie Ornaments

These cookies took a total of 20 minutes start to finish. Of course I was not being too picky on how perfect the cookies looked. The time laughing and “baking” together was far more important to me.

Here are the ingredients you will need to make these super easy cookies:

  1. Holiday Oreo cookies with red filling
  2. Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter cups
  3. Holiday Sprinkles
  4. Crushed Peppermint
  5. Wilton’s Candy Melt in Bright White

First, we melted the candy melts in the microwave. It was fast and easy and the girls loved taking turns stirring.

 

 

Second, dip the cookies into the melted white chocolate and coat evenly. We used our fingers but perhaps tongs might have been helpful.

 

My youngest daughter Natalie loved to “taste” test before dipping. Good thing I bought extra cookies!

After you dip the cookies, place them on a platter. Then add the mini peanut butter cups on top as the ornament top. Proceed to add sprinkles and other decorations.

 

See? They may not be perfect but the fact that my girls made these themselves is all that matters!

More “taste testing” from Natalie. Mmhm.

As you let the cookies rest, the white chocolate hardens and the cookies are transformed into cute little ornaments.

We felt this was such a fun and super easy recipe! I definitely recommend this cookie recipe for anyone who is in a hurry or if you have kids like me and want them to join in on the fun.

 

Even jolly old Saint Nick approves! We love this vintage guy. I bought him at a garage sale a few years ago. He follows us around during the holidays. Whether it’s making cookies or decorating the girls’ room, he is a cute addition.

he Holiday sprinkles that are available these days never cease to amaze me! They are seriously so easy to apply to any baked goods and add instant festivity with each pinch.

We made a whole package of Oreo cookies in a flash. Don’t they look scrumptious? Can you believe we didn’t bake at all?

All we did was melt, dip and decorate! Emily really loved being creative on the decoration part. I love seeing her so happy creating art through food. Just like her mama!

So happy to share this wonderfully easy recipe with you! And guess what?

Now you can head over to a whole group of talented blogger friends that are also sharing their favorite Holiday cookies!

I know, can you believe it? I can’t wait to see what they are baking! Come join me and let’s go enjoy together!

Room For Tuesday//Making It Lovely//Kate Lester Interiors//Life On Virginia Street//

Centered By Design//Bria Hammel Interiors//House of Hipsters//Place St. Russell//Francois et Moi//Coco Kelley//

Erin Kestenbaum//Jojotastic//Boxwood Avenue//Simply Grove

 

 

 

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