Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Morning Cookies For The Virtual Cookie Exchange

It's my day for the Virtual Cookie Exchange...welcome, welcome, welcome!
So many amazing recipes, quilts, and traditions the last few days.
Thanks everybody for sharing and visiting!


It's had been a tradition in my family to open presents on Christmas morning before eating
breakfast. We'd check out what Santa brought, open presents, and then dash off to my
mom's house to eat. She'd have breakfast going by the time we got there. There was never a
shortage of waffles, pancakes, bacon, and homemade sausage. Of course she'd also have fresh
Norwegian lefse with butter and brown sugar waiting for us, too.

My attempt a few years ago to make her lefse recipe.
It didn't taste as good as my mom's.


The problem with the breakfast tradition was that we were all so hungry by the time we
got to my mom's house. So, as a good mom and dad, we'd let the kids eat a cookie or two
from all the goodies we'd either baked or received from neighbors and friends.

The Christmas Morning Cookie recipe!
Please note: I am not saying these are healthy cookies, but they make
grumpy children happy while waiting for their REAL breakfast.


The cookies waiting for caramel drizzle and salt


Full of pecans, raisins, and chocolate chips


They are good without the salt, but it gives it a nice sparkle


There are giveaways, too!

A lucky winner gets to shop at Quilt Taffy's online store.

Stained Glass Flowers paper piecing patterns from
Whims and Fancies for two lucky winners!



A giveaway from MooseStash Quilting


Home Sewn By Us is giving away a Cutting Gizmo and more!
A sweet giveaway from Pat at Scrapatches for a $25 gift certificate to
the Fat Quarter Shop

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Off you go now!
Blogs to visit, recipes to try, traditions to see...

December 5 

Have happy and merry baking Christmas!

53 comments:

  1. My favorite cookies are dark chocolate chip. Thank you so much for putting this together. Merry Christmas, my friend!!

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  2. i love poppyseed shortbread cookies ... lefse is soooooo yummy ... everything moms make is better because they love us

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  3. Our favorite Christmas cookies are called Cappuccino Flats and they come from the book BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS COOKIES FOR CHRISTMAS published in the mid-80s. It's still my favorite cookie book ever. I believe you can still find copies for sale online.

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  4. Thanks for the great blog hope and yummy recipe. I think my favorite cookie is a ginger snap. I only make them at Christmas time. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Your cookies look totally amazing. Thanks for sharing

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  6. breakfast cookies look great. My sister made me a collage of 20 years of my 2 kids in front of the tree (well 1 at first LOL) it is a favorite of mine as they are now 21 and 27

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  7. Good Morning Carol! We made to our day, and your recipe looks delicious. Yum - the addition of the caramel and salt at the end . . . yum-o! Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thanks for organizing this exchange. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. Pecan shortbread cookies are my favorite.

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  9. Carol!!! I Adore that 1978 Photo! I still say the wedding cookies are my favorite and just any other shortbreads. Yummy! I follow you at many social media sites. Bloglovin, FB Pinterest. Have a blessed day!

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  10. Your cookies sound yummy...you had me at the caramel drizzle, yum! Sweet pic of your kids, love the lil Woodstock and octopus? gripped tight! Thanks for hosting this fun little hop into the Christmas season - we have little snowflakes falling this morning as I look out the window, perfect!!

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  11. My favorite cookie. I love my crown jewel cookies with the raspberry jam. But hey I never met a cookie I didn't like. :D

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  12. Favorite cookie is the chocolate chip although this time of year, it is all about the gingerbread!

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  13. Thanks for the recipe Carol! Lefse is a tradition in Bob's family and his mother who is 97 still makes it! Thanks for putting together a great blog hop!

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  14. In addition to Lefse we also make Norwegian Sunbakkels, a sugar type cookie made in individual tins. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

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  15. I guess my favorite cookie is an oatmeal cookie. Though, I have to say, I'm a fan of all cookies!!

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  16. Great job organizing the cookie hop! It is always so fun to collect some new recipes.

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  17. My favorite cookie is the Buttery Pecan cookie and the spritz cookie. Thanks Carol for the recipe. My family would definitely appreciate cookies for breakfast.

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  18. My favorite cookies are creme de menthe, at least they used to be when I ate and baked cookies years ago.

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  19. My favorite cookie is not a cookie at all, but candy, which I make every year, along with about 15 other cookies. Ever since I found the recipe for copycat Ferraro Rocher candy I knew I had to try it, since I really love them. Granted, the original is definitely better, but this recipe satisfies my craving for them, and, at a much cheaper price. Your cookie recipe sounds delicious, and one I will definitely make.

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  20. Frosted cutout cookies are our family's favorite!

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  21. My favorite cookie is a chocolate chip cookie with lots of chips:) Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  22. I follow you by email. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  23. Love making cut out sugar cookies and getting the entire family together to decorate them. so much fun and laughter

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  24. I also grew up with the tradition of opening gifts on Christmas morning, followed by a big breakfast. Your cookies look so yummy I can almost smell them. I'm looking forward to making them.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  25. My new daughter in law is Norwegian and introduced us to lefsa last year. Oh what a treat that was. I learned a lot about the history of it from her mom too. Can't wait for them to make more this year. Your Christmas morning cookies sound wonderful. If there is one day of the year that we can not worry about healthy, can't it be Christmas! LOL... Have a very Merry Christmas.

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  26. Oh and my favorite cookie...anything that crunches!!! :-)

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  27. This has been such a great hop, thank you. I realized today I should have been pinning all the recipes so I'm going to have to work through all of them again. I'll probably gain a few more pounds going at it again. lol Great giveaways too!

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  28. Yummy looking cookies. Made the Chocolate Cheesecake bars yesterday - they are delicious. Loved the pic - your kids? - and especially loved seeing the toes peeking out from underneath. :) So sweet.

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  29. Oh shoot. I meant to mention the lefse. When I grew up, there were lots of families with Norwegian ancestry in our area. Lefse was something they talked about and I was invited to enjoy the treat by a friend. I do think there is a certain mastery to lefse probably like quilting - practice, practice, practice. :)

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  30. I love sugar cookies. You just can't beat them.

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  31. Yes, I am doomed. So many recipes to try. I should have thought twice about participating on this Cookie Exchange! :-)

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  32. THANKS FOR SHARING! MY FAVORITE COOKIE IS A ROLLED-OUT COOKIE OF MY MOM'S:ALMOND FLAVORED SUGAR COOKIES WITH ICING! LOTS OF YUMMY RECIPES! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  33. My fav cookie is chocolate chip - could eat them all day!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. follow via gmail
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  35. Love the caramel recipe - microwave makes it look easy enough for me to do!

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  36. Oh, my, those cookies look scrumptious - never thought about drizzling with caramel...yum!! I just bought 5 pounds of pecans, so definitely going to try your recipe. I love all cookies, I've decided. Thanks for such a fun hop, Carol!

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  37. I love gingerbread and kiefel.

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  38. I love a good gingerbread man cookie but then I like the reindeer cookies I posted for this hop. Your cookies look delicious. I am so glad looking is no calorie! But seriously, I will be making some of these. Thanks for the recipe. Karen

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  39. A cookie quilt? Supper two nights ago included a bowl of "burnt offering". Ok. I had a busy day of quilting and quilting on my mind. My husband tasted these offerings and he said, "They kind of taste like sweet potato fries." Well, obviously, I can't cook and quilt at the same time. Karen

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  40. I'm thinking that cookies that contain oatmeal, craisns and pecans fall into the healthy category. My family did Christmas breakfast/bruch. I always felt it was better than dinner. We were still wide awake and not literally weighed down.

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  41. My favorite cookie is old fashioned peanut butter cookies

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  42. Last year I started our annual gingerbread party for the children in my families'. This year will be our 2nd annual one. It is next weekend. SO excited...

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  43. My favorite cookies are sugar cookies.angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  44. My favorite cookie recipe is peanut butter cookies. Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  45. I follow you by email. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  46. Love, love chocolate chip cookies!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  47. Thanks for the fun. I like Spritz for Christmas.

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  48. That is the sweetest photo. And the cookies look and sound delicious!

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  49. That is such a sweet photo. Thank you for hosting this fabulous blog hop!! It has been the comfiest thing to wake up to such lovely posts.

    -Soma

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