Virtual Cookie Exchange Link Party

Virtual Cookie Exchange Link Party
Cookie Exchange

'Tis the season for freshly baked goodies from the kitchen!  Some of my favorite Christmas cookies are sugar cookies decorated with colored icing and peanut blossoms, the ones with the peanut butter cookie on the bottom and the Hershey's kiss on top.  What's your favorite holiday cookie?

This year I made snowball cookies
snowball-cookies recipe


cranberry-white-chocolate-chip-cookies

I wish I could invite everyone over to my house for a big cookie exchange.  Instead, I'm doing the next best thing.  I'm inviting everyone over to The Pin Junkie for a virtual cookie exchange!  So, let's share our favorite holiday cookie recipes.  If you have a special Christmas or other winter holiday (Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.) cookie recipe, you're invited to share it here! 

Please . . .

1.  Link holiday cookies only.  Please no candy or other baked goods - just cookies.
2.  Link as many cookie recipes as you'd like.  You can even share old posts.
3.  Please pin from the original source.





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Fluster's Creative Muster Party

Fluster's Creative Muster Party #99
Always packed full of Great Ideas and Inspiring Links!
Great Ideas
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Who doesn't love Outback Steakhouse Honey Wheat Bread? The Pin Junkie tried her hand at a copycat recipe that she found on Pinterest with some delicious results. If you've ever wondered what makes their bread so amazing you should check it out. I was happily surprised at what the secret ingredient was.
Great Ideas
By linking to this party you are giving Fluster Buster and co-hosts permission to use your images in featured posts.
Host
Great Ideas
Robin @ Fluster Buster
Co-Host
Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie
Great Ideas
Last week's top 10 links can be found on Google+
To see who made the muster:
Follow me on Google+ or use the hashtag #creativemustertop10


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Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies
Snowball Cookies

'Tis the season for tasty treats from the kitchen!  Today I'm sharing a recipe for one of my favorite holiday cookies.  I grew up calling these cookies Mexican Wedding Cookies, but I've also heard them called Heavenly Bits and also Snowball Cookies.  Whatever you call them, these cookies are delicious and super easy to make.

Ingredients
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans
3/4 teaspoon salt

Directions
1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2.  Mix butter, one cup powdered sugar and vanilla.
3.  Stir in flour, nuts, and salt.
4.  Shape dough into one inch balls.
5.  Place on parchment lined baking sheets.
6.  Bake 15 to 17 minutes.
7.  As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, roll each cookie in one cup powdered sugar.  Place cookies on a wire rack to cool.  Roll each cookie in powdered sugar again.  When cookies are completely cooled, store in an airtight container.

Looking for more holiday goodies?
Check out these recipes!

homemade caramels easy-fudge-recipe chocolate-covered-pretzel-sticks
english-toffee recipe cinnamon-sugar-candied-nuts recipe



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Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes
Thanksgiving Recipes

Do you make the same things each year for Thanksgiving or do you like to change things up from year to year? Our family always serves the same dishes for Thanksgiving dinner.  I like to try new recipes throughout the year, but when it comes to Thanksgiving, I always go back to the same tried and true family favorites. Even though I make the same things every year, I wouldn't mind trying some of these delicious Thanksgiving recipes that were shared at the Pin Junkie pin party.  Don't they look good?

 Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
 Garlic Mashed Cauliflower 
by Sherri at Luv A Bargain


Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
by Taylor at Food Faith Fitness


Roasted Sweet Potato Boats
 Individual Roasted Sweet Potato Boats
by Rina at I Thee Cook


Butternut Squash, Spinach, & Pomegranate Salad
Butternut Squash, Spinach, & Pomegranate Salad
by Natasha at Nibbles and Noshes


Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
 Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
by Shannon at Cozy Country Living


 Sage Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin in Bacon
 Sage Apple Stuffed Pork Tenderloin in Bacon
by Linda at With A Blast 


easy-homemade-cranberry-sauce recipe
 Easy Cranberry Sauce
by Nicola at Pink Recipe Box


green-bean-bundles
Green Bean Bundles


roasted-brussels-sprouts
Roasted Brussels Spouts
by Taylor at Food Faith Fitness


creamy-bruschetta-bites
Creamy Bruschetta Bites


pecan-pie-bites
Pecan Pie Bites
by Erin at Pickle Bee


pumpkin-pie-milkshake
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake
by Ginger at Gingerly Made


pumpkin-spice-coffee
Pumpkin Spice Coffee
by Ashlyn at Belle of the Kitchen


gingerbread-cookies
Brown Butter Gingerbread Cookies
by Leah at Fabulous Farm Girl


Cinnamon Honey Butter Praline Cupcakes
Cinnamon Honey Butter Praline Cupcakes


One-bite-pecan-tassies
One Bite Pecan Tassies
by Linda at With A Blast



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Pin Junkie Pin Party #94

Welcome to The Pin Junkie!  
 I'm on a mission to do the things I pin on Pinterest and try something new every day!
 I'm so glad you're here to party with us!


Here's what I've been up to this week:

your-family-in-pictures-by-me-ra-koh nutella-hot-chocolate cinnamon-sugar-candied-nuts

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There were so many great projects shared at last week's party!  Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects, recipes and tips.  I can't wait to see what you will share this week!  But first, take a look at some features from last week's party.


How to Add A Post Gallery to your Blog with PicMonkey
How to Add A Post Gallery to your Blog with PicMonkey
by Morgan at Finding Morgan


easy-felt-christmas-ornaments-tutorial-with-free-printable-pattern
Easy Felt Ornaments
by Natasha at The Artisan Life


pottery barn inspired chalk board globe
Pottery Barn Inspired Globe


faux-aqua-agate-leather-cuff-bracelette
Faux Aqua Agate Leather Cuff Bracelet


rustic-log-holiday-card-display
Rustic Log Holiday Card Display