Dec 11, 2015

Cookies For Santa Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Cookies For Santa Blog Hop.This a one day hop with 10
 stops along the way that will be filled with all different kinds of cookie 


You should have come from Charmagne

Some of my very first memories are of baking cookies with my grandma 
and mom.  Grandma lived next door and  I couldn't wait to get home from school and see what awesome thing she had baked every Friday. 
A lot of time she waited for me to get home or baked on Saturday once I was older so that I could help.  I was learning to bake bread by the time I was 8 yrs old.  (don't ask me to do it now, though! LOL)

I wanted to make a "Family" cookbook but scrapbook style so I could journal about every recipe and include a photo of the family member. I want my granddaughters to know that cooking is in their blood and they come from a long line of fantastic cooks! 

My Aunt Reba was also a wonderful cook and baker.  She was a true lady and I never heard her speak an ill word about anyone.  She loved the lord and her family.  I loved going to her house because she always had lots of interesting things to look at.  

So this is my first page for the book and it is a recipe for Spritz Cookies that are to die for.  I love them and lost the recipe for 2 years and just found it again! I am beyond thrilled that I will be able to make these cookies again this year! 

I used DCWV Christmas Creations paper stack (2014) 
And My Kiwi Lane templates for the scallops and stars. 
I inked up the stars and made them look like sugar cookies.   
The little cookie sheet is a cute little 3D embellishment (brand unknown)  

Thanks for stopping by and remember; It isn't about decorations 
or gifts under the tree or how much money you have spent. 
Christmas is about the greatest gift of all. Eternal Life 
For God so loved the world that he sent his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. . John 3:16
Cherish the time spent with family, put down your phones and TALK 
watch your children and the light in their eyes. It won't be there forever, 
and one day they will be grown and gone. 
Never let a day go by without saying "I love you" to those you love
the most. 

Next Stop Lisa F

In case you get lost here is a list for all the hoppers! 


  1. What an amazing gift to pass down to younger generations. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  2. What a beautiful keepsake. I never had any biological grandmothers (& just one grandfather) but I had a beautiful woman (friend of parents) who let me call her "Grandma". She meant the world to me. You brought back many happy memories of her, for me. TFS!!!!! :-)

  3. Thank You!! I want to also scan recipe cards that were hand written by my grandma so the girls will know her handwriting. It is becoming a lost art!

  4. Wonderful keepsake! I love spritz cookies, great layout to showcase them.

  5. I'm also making a cookbook for my daughter and son (he lives to cook and he's only 12)

  6. Great way to keep important recipes. My grandmother made a "kiss torte" - not sure about the spelling. It was a meringue base with peaches and lots of whipped cream. I'd love to have her recipe (in her handwriting). Do have one for another cake but you can't be sure about measurements. Just treasure it because she wrote it. thanks for sharing.

  7. Adorable layout. I think I will be stealing your recipe to try. My spritz cookies never turn out. :) Merry Christmas.

  8. Beautifully done! I love Kiwi Lane templates. Your recipe layout is amazing. Wonderful story. It was great hopping with you.

  9. very nice tradition to document and carry on...