We are starting our holiday baking! Yesterday, we made our traditional Kiss Cookie with a few special twists……they were amazing!
Since moving to Florida, a land far away from our families, we have had to change up our holiday traditions a bit. Instead of usually spending Christmas Eve with family, we have started having an open house and inviting anyone who has a few spare minutes to come over and enjoy lots of baked goodies, homemade pizzas, and fancy cocktails. For me, it is a great excuse to bake cookies and test out new drink concoctions.
For the kids, it has taken on a whole new life. Last year, in school the Bean had to write a story about his family traditions and he wrote about our Christmas Eve open house. In his words:
“We have a party on Christmas Eve and everyone in the whole neighborhood comes to see our house and eat our cookies. We always make the ones with the kisses in them.”
I like the read their writings….and seeing things from their perspective. In case you are wondering, everyone in the whole neighborhood does NOT come over…but we do have quite a few people that stop by. And, hopefully they aren’t there to look at our house (which always seems to be a in a constant state of messiness.)
The Bean did get one thing correct….we DO always have the cookies with the kisses in them.
These are a holiday stand-by and the recipe has likely been passed from one home baker to another. Everyone makes these…but there is a reason for that……Everyone loves them!
Especially, my Bean and Rosie.
Yesterday, to get in the holiday spirit we broke out our cooking materials and a bag of Hershey’s kisses and got to work.
However, instead of the traditional recipe….I did a couple of things differently and think they turned out even more fabulous than the original.
Normally, I would include the recipe here for you to enjoy..but this time, I am working with Cardstore and they want to send you a holiday card from me that includes the recipe. Fun mail from me to you!
Not only will you get my original recipe for our famous Kiss Cookies, but you will get a holiday card from me, and a discount code to get 75% off of holiday cards from the Cardstore.
Just leave a comment and the Cardstore will take care of the rest.
I hope you enjoy the cookie recipe and the holiday card. It was fun designing it for you all!
Whether it’s a personalized card or cookies right out of the oven, I love sharing the warmth of the holiday season with my family, friends and, of course, my readers!
Comment below and I’ll mail you a card featuring my take on the famous Kiss Cookies, and Cardstore will share a coupon code for 75% off holiday cards so you can whip up a special batch of cards for the people you love. Just follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Leave a comment below sharing your recipe for a happy holiday
Step 2: When the registration box appears, complete the form
Step 3: That’s it! My recipe and a coupon code from Cardstore will be sent to you by mail
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cardstore. The opinions and text are all mine.