Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bake Cookies Day Blog Hop

It's finally here...the sweetest day in December!  Ranger posted a wacky holiday list and December 18 is Bake Cookies Day!  In honor of such a tasty day, we are having a Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange Blog Hop.  All you need to do is post your recipe and join in the hop below!!  We can't wait to discover some tasty cookie recipes!

Here are Daisy's two picks...they are filled with butter - her favorite ingredient!

1 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
Cream butter until soft.  Blend in sugar, 1/4 cup at a time till mixture is fluffy.  Beat in egg, vanilla, and almond extracts.  Stir in flour.  Pack dough into cookie press; press shapes on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.  Cookies should be set, not brown.  Makes 6 dozen.

 We made daisies, of course!

Fairy Drops
1 cup butter
3 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
optional: add chopped cherries
Cream butter and cream cheese.  Slowly add sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, add flour and vanilla.  Chill dough for at least one hour.  Shape into one inch balls.  Place on greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 325 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes.
2 cups powdered sugar
 2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 tablespoons butter
Add milk until desired consistency
Cream butter and powdered sugar.  Add extracts and milk.  Spread on warm cookies.



  1. Wow, Daisy...they look delicious. We hope you got to be the taste tester!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  2. OK, our cookies are posted, yours look wonderful, got to try them. Hey congrats on your first blog hop, and we are the first to join. ARoooooooooooo's to you!!

    The Mad Scots

  3. Oh Daisy we make Spritz cookies all the time but those Fairy Drops particularly with the cherries added sound yummy. I am the cookie monster, Give me cookie.
    Thanks for doing the blog hop.
    Sweet William The Scot

  4. Moms favoritest cookies in the world

  5. I sooo wish this computer had scratch and smell...your cookies look delicious.

    Aroo to you,

  6. Hi Daisy, I am Sasha.I saw about this on Sweet Williams page and I am very excited to join. Your cookies look soooooo good. I hope you like mine.

    Loveys Sasha

  7. Daisy what a fun idea and we are so sorry we missed knowing about it. Bravo for such a fun's mouth is watering.
    Hugs Madi

  8. Hey Daisy!
    Wow, what a fun event! Congrats on the success today as I have seen cookie recipes all around Blogville. Your recipes have me drooling all over my Mr Dell. BOL This was a super idea and I think everyone has been enjoying!
    Grr and a Festive Woof,
    Sarge, Cookie Eater

  9. Hellos Daisy, dis is Puddles D. Rainwater...I seen your recipe blog hop and came to meets you. I not knows about da hop until it was too late. But, it would has mattered cuz my mum is NO cooker...heck, we ain't even gots no flour in our house...I KID YOU NOT! I did read most of da recipes and they all looked so delish! I is glad your hop was such a success!


  10. Guess what Daisy, I gotted your present to me last night. I am going to blog about it on Friday! Thank you so very much. I loved everything that you sent me. Of course the crazies stole the little gingerbread boy right off the bat, even tho he was running all around the room!
    stella rose

  11. We are sorry that we didn't know about this hop until too late! We hope you have another one soon so we can participate! Lee and Phod

  12. Thanks for hosting a fun hop! Those fairy drops sound loves anything with cream cheese in it. Be careful if you make the cookies my mom posted.....they really are addicting!

  13. So sorry we missed this blog hop! My momma loooves baking and she would have loved to be in on it! If she had know she would have made a less super secret cookie recipe today and joined in for sure!

  14. Hi Daisy, our Mommy stinks at cooking. Whenever she cooks anything fur us like meatballs or rice, etc, she burns it. Never fails. She is getting up the courage to try to bake a cookie this year - without burning it. Wish her luck. Thanks fur posting the cookie recipe.