Hello friends! I am back from a much-needed short vacation. I hope your week is off to a great start. We sailed away to the Caribbean to enjoy the warm weather and to celebrate two special people in my life, my husband and my mother in law for their birthdays. I am back and am ready to tackle the work week.
One of my favorite coconut cookies to make is the delicious Kid-Approved Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons. They are soft on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside.
These coconut macaroons are kid friendly. I have three picky eaters- but they could not keep their hands off these cookies.
They’re incredibly easy to make and require no special attention or equipment. With barely five ingredients and just a few steps, you’ll enjoy these coconut cookies or macaroons in no time.
Must be warned, they are ridiculously addictive. These macaroons will have you coming back for more!
If you love coconut and you love chocolate, then these decadent coconut cookies are the perfect treat the entire family can enjoy.
Using the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs until it starts to foam. Then one at a time, gradually add the baking soda, salt, flour, pumpkin puree, nutmeg, and sugar. Mix well until the batter becomes thick.
Pour into a lined cookie sheet, spreading the batter evenly, and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven. Immediately remove the cake from the cookie sheet and place on a cleaned towel.
Roll the towel and the cake together starting with the shorter end. Place on a cooling rack and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
While the cake is cooling make the filling. Use the Individual Cheesecake Bites filling recipe to make the filling. Increase the measurements as needed to cover the cake.
Unroll the cake after 30 minutes. Spread the filling over the cake. Then tightly roll the cake again using a plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for several hours (overnight is best) to allow the cake to set.
Remove the cake from the refrigerator, unwrap, then cut to your desired size. Enjoy!
When rolling the cake with the towel, it is best to lightly coat the towel with flour to avoid sticking.
When rolling the cake with the plastic wrap, be careful so that the cake does not break.
Cookies For Christmas – Hostess Gift Idea – The holidays are the perfect time to show your loved ones how much you care. Not by buying gifts, by taking the time to get crafty. Adding your own personal touch and really paying attention to what the receiver will enjoy.
Friends, the holiday dinners are in full bloom and we often ponder on what we should bring the hostess. This year, baked treats are doing the trick for me. Instead of spending endless hours at the store figuring out what to buy, this year the home-baked cookies are being presented on a plate stand as a hostess gift.
Set the Mood
Let’s be honest, Christmas is so much more than just gift giving. The joy, the laughter, the wrapping, the FOOD, the gifts (for some), and most of all, the personal touches. Set the mood as you prepare your gifts. You can adjust the lights, bring new smell to the home, or play Christmas carols. The receiver of this plate stand is a big fan of Ree Drummond, better known as the Pioneer Woman. So, I’ve decided to create a plate stand with one of the Pioneer Woman’s plate I purchased from Walmart.
Putting it together
Putting the gift together was quite simple. You will need the following items listed below:
Pioneer Woman plate, from Walmart
Candle Holder, from Walmart
A 5-inch glass plate, from Walmart
Gorilla Glue, from Home Depot
Christmas Box, from the Dollar Store
Cookie Bags, from the Dollar Store
Ribbon Combo Pack, from the Dollar Store
Time to assemble
The plate will not fit on the of the candle holder alone. Properly adjust the 5-inch glass plate on the candle holder. Then place the plate on top of the glass plate. Make sure everything is properly aligned before you apply the glue. Now that everything is set, glue the glass plate to the candle holder. Allow it to set and harden. Apply the Pioneer Woman plate to the candle holder. Allow it to set and harden.
The gift comes together
Ideally, on a beautiful plate stand like this you, of course, would want to put a beautiful cake on it. But today, we are decorating the plate with Christmas cookies.
These cookies are really easy to make. See the recipe below. All you need is 3-5 ingredients.
For the cookies, I made the following below:
Ginger Cookies, which started mainly for the kids
Chocolate Molasses Cookies
Ginger Chocolate Molasses Cookies
Place your beautiful Christmas cookies on the plate stand
and wrap them up!
The final stage
Enjoy these cookies with this Sweet Monsoon Chai Tea
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you. Psalm 55:22
Cookies For Christmas - Hostess Gift Idea
Easy personalized gift for last-minute shoppers. Perfect gift idea for the hostess you love the mostest!
Using an electric hand mixer, mix all of the ingredients until it starts to crumble. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more, but no less than 1 hour. Evenly place the cookie dough on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart, and bake for 12 minutes on 350 degrees. Enjoy!
CHOCOLATE MOLASSES COOKIES:
Using an electric hand mixer, mix all of the ingredients until it starts to crumble. Refrigerate for 1 hour (or more depending on your timing, but no less than 1 hour). Evenly place the cookie dough on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart, and bake for 12 minutes on 350 degrees. Enjoy!
GINGER CHOCOLATE MOLASSES COOKIES:
Using the same ingredients and directions above, take 1 scoop of the ginger cookies and 1 scoop of the molasses cookies, place it on the left palm of your hand and use your right hand to roll it into a ball (circular motion clockwise), then lightly flatten the dough. Evenly place the cookie dough on a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart, and bake for 12 minutes on 350 degrees. Enjoy!
Friends, the holiday season is in full-swing and the children completely love it! The house is warm with all the lights and candles. This is for sure one of my favorite time of the year. With all of the preparations coming together and the gatherings are piling up. This can only mean a few things – cinnamon, cake, coffee, cinnamon, marshmallows, cake, cake, cake, and more cake! Therefore, I bring to you Individual Cheesecake Bites.
If you are looking for warm ways to impress your family and friends, begin your gatherings with these Individual Cheesecake Bites. Believe me, if there are kids around they will not be able to resist.
While these cakes are easy to make, the cakes are also rich, fluffy, and taste incredible. The best part is that these cakes can also be made in advance. The M&Ms add that extra oomph to the cake.
FOR THE FILLING: In the bowl of an electric mixture, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, and eggs (one at a time), 1 Tsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. vanilla extract. Pour over the oreo pie crust.
Bake for 35 minutes or until the center is set by testing it using a toothpick. Finally, leave the cake in the oven for an additional 30 -45 minutes.
Refrigerate for several hours (about 5 hours). Once completely cooled, it's time to cut your bite-size cheesecake. Use a cookie cutter to cut into the cake in size bite circles. Cover each individual cheesecake bites with the frosting, then garn with the M&M’s.
FROSTING: In an electric mixing bowl, mix together the butter, lemon juice, salt, 1 tsp. lemon juice, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1 cup confectioner's sugar – add small amounts of the remaining cup to your desired consistency.
OREO CRUST: Using a food processor or a plastic bag, finely crush your cookies. Mix the cookie crumbs and melted butter together. Press crumbs into the bottom of a 9″ pie plate. Bake the crust for 10 minutes at 350°F then cool completely before adding the cheesecake filling.