Tuesday, November 16, 2010

… Mistletoe Make & Bake 2010 - day 2



Welcome to day two of Mistletoe Make & Bake 2010! We're all back. . . with more goodies to share!


Today - the subject is 'holiday sanity savers'. . . & for me the biggest one is this. . .




. . . it's the shopping crowds. . . I avoid them. . . like the plague.


I don't mean so sound like Scrooge - but at times like the weekend after Thanksgiving - or the days just before Christmas. . . the last place you will find me is at the mall. I do like to see all the decorations that the stores display. . . but I always pick the least busy time I can think of to see them. I'd much rather be home decorating or making something for gifts. . . or baking(!) 


Speaking of baking. . . here's today's recipe. . . Buttery Pecan Cookies!



Another classic. . . this time with pecans. Buttery, golden, crispy yummy-ness!  
(click on recipe card for a pdf version you can download.)


Be sure to visit all of the Mistletoe  Make & Bake designers blogs for more fun recipes (you can find them all listed here . . . & especially todays featured designers for their very special holiday projects as well!

Today's featured designers are:
Heidi Kaisand of  Hen & Chicks Quilt Studio
Monique Dillard of Open Gate Blog
Happy Mistletoe-ing!
Bren

63 comments:

Martina said...

Lovely! Mmh just love butter cookies! Thanks so much for sharing. And also for your tip!

Beth said...

MMM-mmm good!

Irishgirlsews said...

I'm not a big fan of malls either, especially at the Holidays....I love Christmas and you can usually find me in the sewing room or the kitchen....
Wendy

Vickie said...

These cookies look amazing! I love your tips! Thanks for sharing!

MIss Sherry said...

My mouth is watering just thinking about those cookies. Do you have any handy?

Kathy H said...

Thanks for the recipe. They look delicious. I try to avoid the crowds also. I do like to see all the decorations but they are up so early , I can see them in November!

Brenda said...

Another great recipe to try. Thanks for the sanity tip too.

Darlene B said...

Sounds like a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing.

Karenkayw said...

I can't wait to try this pecan cookie recipe...it will go great with our Thanksgiving dinner!

Grandma Shell said...

I hate crowds like the one pictured so I do my shopping online. It sure saves my sanity.

JessicaSews said...

Day #2 - Thank you!

Oh, the crowds, hopefully we are all humming Christmas tunes!

Kathy B. said...

My husband will love these cookies. Now if I can just convince my sister to make them - I am a terrible baker! I look forward to your design later this week! Thanks for the tips and recipe!

deb said...

Thank You for the cookie recipe and thanks again for the wonderful idea

Alicia said...

ohhhhhh YUM! these sounds like the BEST cookies! I'll have to try them, tonight! Thanks for the recipe

kerrynjane said...

yummy!

gmp said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Pat said...

This looks like a great recipe. I avoid shopping too. (Does everyone take 15 kids with them when they shop or does it just feel like it?)

Darlene said...

YUM! My mouth is watering. LOL

Melissa said...

I love shopping on-line. I am totally with you on avoiding crowds :)

Jen said...

The cookies sound yummy! I'm not a crowd shopper either- Black Friday- NO THANKS!

bairdmtn said...

Thank you for yet another great recipe!

Texana said...

Ooh, yummy recipe! Thanks!

Karen said...

I hate crowds and how rude people are to the cashiers during the Christmas season (they are just doing their jobs and trying to feed their families) - so I will try to be extra polite to everybody when I am shopping.
I love your recipe it sounds delicious and I look forward to trying it.

Gwen said...

Yum, can't wait to give these a try, thanks for the recipe.

Polly said...

Yummy recipe, thanks! I avoid the mall the whole holiday season, too! LOL

BobbiD said...

Another wonderful recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Christie said...

I'm with you! I hate the crowds - I always have a list and a plan, and I get 'er done! Thanks for sharing! HUGS... and stitches

Patti said...

Thanks for the recipe.....these sound delish!

michelle said...

Yummy! Thanks!

schmidt1016 said...

I'm with you about the holiday crowds. Maybe it's because I'm older, but I don't like any place that's packed to the gills. Your recipe sounds delicious. Thanks!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

vanos said...

Mmm Mmm Good - These are one of my favorite cookies.

Cynthia said...

Hate crowds on one hand, but the energy can be contagious...thanks for the pecan recipe!

ytsmom said...

THese sound wonderful, and I love that they are 'slice and bake'.

Wendy said...

Best thing I here at Christmas time for shopping? Free shipping on internet websites! Totally not a mallie :) Thank you for sharing and thank you for the recipe!!

Alice said...

The cookies sound wonderful, thanks so much for the recipe

Diane Pruitt said...

You all must be having a great time posting all the nifty tips and yummy recipes... Thanks

Cindi said...

Yum! Pecan butter cookies. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon W said...

So little time--so many good recipes.

lynnquiltsalot said...

One of my favorite cookies is a butter cookie. To add pecans puts it over the top for me. Thanks for sharing.

mascanlon said...

Looks good Brenda! Thanks

JANET said...

anything with this much butter has to be good

Barb said...

Slice and bake cookies are great. One could make 2 or 3 varieties and bake them fresh several days in a row.

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the great recipe! I just love pecans. I also enjoy avoiding the crowds--by shopping online :)

Sandy said...

Still chuckling over the pix of the crowd! :) I avoid busy shopping times too. The recipe sounds delicious!

Sandielynn said...

I love anything pecan! Can't wait to try these!

Joanna said...

I avoid the malls too when they are busiest. Thanks for the nice recipe.

Pat said...

The cookies sound delicious. I love Pecan Sandies and they sound similar to them. Cant wait to make them.

Liz said...

Thanks for the recipe. I love pecans and plan to try this recipe

Thankful~Threads said...

I'm sure having fun visiting all the blog on this Mistletoe Make & Bake Hop. Thank you for all of the great recipes, tips, and giveaways! ~Kathleen

Mrs. DillyDally said...

OMGosh! Just reading the recipe makes my mouth water! Thanks!

SheilaC said...

YUMMY Cookies, thank you!

SheilaC

Steph said...

The cookies sound awesome. That picture of the shopping crowd kinda scares me!!
Thanks for sharing!

DutchQuilter said...

Thanks for the cookie recipe. Yummm!

Lina said...

I'm in a wheelchair, and shopping can be difficult in the best of times. From mid-November to mid-January I do no shopping at all.
Slice and bake cookies are great. I can make the dough ahead of time and bake them when needed, Most of them can be frozen for even later use. Thank you.

baukje said...

I LOVE, LOVE pecannuts..... Thanks a lot.

Cindi said...

You are so right. Oatmeal and Chocolate, my favorites, they're the best. Thanks for sharing.

Marcia said...

We usually go mall shopping once during the Christmas season - usually before Thanksgiving. Cannot stand crowds! The recipe sounds great - we just finished shelling out our meager one tree crop of pecans. About 4 gallons unshelled.

Sharen said...

Bren - What darling ornaments! And, your recipes all sound wonderful! I've copied them all & will enhance my holiday cookies plates with some new ones this year.
Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us!
Sharen J

Cecilia said...

Your cookie recipe sounds good. I'm having a lot of fun with this blog hop. A sanity saver for me is to get all of my shopping done before everyone else.

Cindy said...

Wonderful cookies

MoeWest said...

I avoid malls on the weekend too. A quiet weeknight, just after work is best for me. Also, I pick up gifts all year long when I see something, especially when it's on sale.

Carol in E TN said...

I am not a mall fan and rarely go to one!

Judy said...

this recipe is new to me. I will try it for the holidays. thank you. Judy S.

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