Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jeweled, Spiced, and Everything Nice

I can’t believe Christmas in next week!!

I am a tad bit nervous to host my family at my place for the first time—well it’s the first year I’ve had my own place. Plus I am doing the cooking which shall be a blast!! I recently read an article in Body & Soul that talked about being stressed around the holidays and trying to make everything perfect and then we miss out on the true reason we even gather! So when a few cookies burn, or the cheesecake ends up cracking down the middle(fingers crossed mine doesn’t—always use a water bath!)—don’t fret, your family will still stick around, I guarantee it! Do you feel a lot of pressure around the holiday time?

Today’s post is a bit short—I have some TV/blog reading to catch up with!! No homework FOR ONCE!!

If you all decide to try these cookies, you will get endless compliments! An easy dough combined with some candied cherries to give a “jeweled” appearance will stand out at any Christmas bash—these are one of the recipes I make every year. Easy, tasty, and pretty—cheers!

Recipe HERE!

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7 comments:

burpandslurp said...

Haaha, I liked that we both wrote about pressure during the holidays....you already know what pressures are mine!

Candied cherries! Oh they're so pretty! Where do you get them though?

Krista said...

Those cookies are SO pretty!

The season itself doesn't stress me out, but my Mom does! She gets REALLY stressed out this time of year and it's pure static when you're around her.

Erica said...

Good luck hosting! I'm sure everything will turn out great (all of your recipes always look amazing). This one is especially pretty and so perfect for Christmas :)

Christine @ hot mama said...

These cookies are so pretty and your blog is so festive! I love the animation! I DO get stressed during the holiday season...SO MUCH TO DO. And it comes and goes so quickly :( Baking really helps me calm down, but it's just finding the time to fit it in! Ahhhh...

Kim said...

I should try to take your advice and not stress out about the holidays. It seems like my to do list is growing and growing and nothing ever gets crossed off. I do agree with you though, Christmas is about family and friends and enjoying their company, not all the presents or even the food. Your cookies are beautiful with all the little "jewels" in them. I'm wishing you lots of fun hosting your first Christmas. I'm sure it will be lots of fun and a big success :D

Michelle said...

You're a ridiculous baker you!!! Look at how much baking you've been doing these past few days! I would love to be a family member so i can try all these treats!! :)

Jenny said...

oh lovepie, you don't have a think to me worried about! you will be an incredible hostess :)