Welcome! Thank you Carol, I have absolutely loved participating alongside so many great bloggers in the Virtual Cookie exchange the last couple of years. The best thing is, I can sample all the yummy recipes and not gain a pound.
In case you don’t know Carol, she blogs at Just Let Me Quilt and hosts, lets just say, she hosts many blog hops throughout the year. They’re always fun and very inspirational.
The Virtual Cookie Exchange is all about sharing our traditions, recipes and our holiday projects. It has become one of my traditions (maybe my only holiday tradition) since 2017 when I participated for the first time.
My favorite cookie recipe
If I had to choose just one thing about these cookies that make them so great I couldn’t. Let me tell you why.
First of all they are quick, I can have them finished and the mess cleaned up in 30 minutes. There are 3 ingredients that go into making these cookies, 1c sugar, 1 egg and 1c peanut butter. Most people have these on hand.
Next, I can bake them on a cookie sheet for bite sized cookies or make one large cookie in an 10″
equalizer I mean cast iron skillet which is really quick, the 30 minute note above. You just have to watch it, you don’t want your cookie to get as golden as mine in the photo.
You can substitute the granulated sugar with brown sugar and it adds a completely different taste. Either way, I love to sprinkle a little granulated sugar on top when I pull them out of the oven.
And they are ooooh so good!
I had this left over Christmas fabric from Island Batik and a new Stocking die from AccuQuilt. Then there was this new sewing machine I won and dying to play with. For years my go to machine has been a straight stitch and although I had a machine with 150 stitches I rarely used it because I had to dig out the darn user manual every time I wanted to change stitches. It was too complicated.
First I placed the fabric scraps on the Crazy Quilt die, also from AccuQuilt and cut 6 blocks in one pass. Pieced the blocks and then had fun using different stitch patterns over the seams. I did sandwich the piece prior to adding the decorative stitching.
Cut my stocking and finished up. The couple extra seams I added to the stocking cuff, I wish I hadn’t but I’ll know better next time.
My Christmas Gnome
Then there is this cute gnome block designed by Carolina Asmussen using some of the same fabric. There wasn’t time to do much more than make a single block. I quilted it and am using it as a mug rug, it makes me smile every time I reach for my cup. You can find that pattern by clicking on her name above.
Last year I made this tree using Island Batik fabric, the same fabric as my stocking. The red fabric in the quilt had pockets and I added batting so they were raised from the quilt top.
That is it for my stop but I hope you’ll scroll on down to visit everyone else and leave with a smile and yummy recipe. Have your download finger handy because you’ll want to download the recipes shared so far. Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks is also sharing a pattern for her version of gnome quilt block. There is also a Mrs. Claus quilt block on another blog.
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Colletta’s Kitchen Sink