Sunday, December 3, 2023

Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange 2023

The Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange is my favorite blog hop of the year.
Okay, I really love them all, but this one is a tradition on my blog.
It started in 2013 and I missed only one year for reasons I don't remember.

The challenge was to share any of the items listed below:

Christmas recipe (cookies or something else food related)
A favorite Christmas memory
Christmas quilt/project or gift idea

My project is a remake of a different quilt pattern from a few years ago. 
I made this one a little bigger and changed the fabrics.

65" X 65"

Fabrics are Benartex's "Peace On Earth" by Amanda Murphy

This year my recipe/baking adventure was done a gazillion miles away in Ohio without me.
It seems that far anyway, now that the Monkey Boys and Monkey Girl moved there.
Thank you to my beautiful daughter and Monkey Boy #4 for helping me out!


Makes 24 cookies

One Devil’s Food cake mix (I used Duncan Hines)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil (canola or vegetable oil)
12 large marshmallows
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk


Combine cake mix, eggs, and oil in bowl and mix well. 

Scoop tablespoon sized dough balls onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking 
spray or lined with parchment paper, then roll the dough in your hands to make smoother balls.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 9 minutes.

While the cookies are baking, cut each marshmallow in half with cooking shears. 
You can spray the shears with cooking spray so the marshmallows don’t stick. 
When the cookies are done, place a marshmallow half, cut side down, on each cookie 
and bake in the oven for another 2 minutes. 

Remove cookies from the oven and lightly flatten each marshmallow down.

While the cookies cool, make the frosting. Melt the butter and mix in the cocoa powder and 
vanilla. Add the powdered sugar and milk and mix with a hand mixer or stand mixer 
on high for a few minutes until smooth.

 Frost the cookies with a piping bag or spread the frosting over the cookies with a knife 
or spatula to cover the marshmallows completely.

Examine what they look after taking a bite.

Enjoy the rest of the cookie!

Please take a peek at all the other wonderful sweets, treats, quilts, bags, and
gift ideas. Comments are always appreciated!

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  1. Those cookies look delicious and would certainly be a hit with my grands!! I absolutely LOVE that line of fabric and the quilt is beautiful! Thanks for hosting and for sharing, Carol!

  2. Your Touch of Christmas quilt is beautiful! The cookies look right up my alley, reminds me of one of my favorites - Mississippi Mud cake. Looks like they are a hit with your Monkey Boy #4 too!

  3. What a sweet Christmas quilt. You know that applique tugs at my heartstrings, but those fabrics are just gorgeous too! Now for those cookies. It's a toss up what's best the cookie or the sweet guy showing us just how to enjoy them! Merry Christmas and thanks for being the hostess with the mostess!

  4. I love your new Christmas quilt! The colors are so pretty and the applique is very cute. Those cookies look delicious! Thank you for the recipe and one of the monkey boys obviously likes them.

  5. Your quilt is gorgeous and those cookies look delicious!

  6. I absolutely love the traditional Christmas colors of your quilt; it is a lovely collection, too. All those Santas, snowmen, candy canes are perfect. The cookie recipe sounds yummy. Thanks, Carol.

  7. It's me, LJ. Geez, I forgot to click on 'Google Account' before I published. :(

  8. As always so amazing posts from you. I love your Christmas quilt

  9. Love your Christmas quilt, and love the fabrics! Those cookies look wonderful, cookies with marshmallows are always my favorite.

  10. I love your quilt, the fabric is perfect for it. Oh those cookies look sinful, lol. Thank you so much for the hop!

  11. So happy to stop by for a visitt on this very snowy December morning Carol.I've been looking forward to this traditional blog celebrtion. Your quilt is very merry, and the cookies will certainly please the kids in my family. Thanks, and Merry Christmas

  12. Those cookies look absolutely delicious! Your quilt is lovely! Thank you for sharing!

  13. Hard to choose between those delicious looking cookies and the quilt! I wonder if the cookies would be good with white cake mix and frosting? Can't have chocolate, but white sounds tempting! So good to have another year's ideas!

  14. Boy of boy does he make that cookie look delicious or what. And then there is the quilt, so sweet and festive, love it.

  15. Love your quilt and those cookies - yup I put on 5 pounds just looking at them!

  16. Such a beautiful Christmas quilt! Love that fabric! Oh, and those cookies are just so delicious looking! I definitely will be adding this recipe to my collection! Santa won't know what hit him!

  17. The quilt is so sweet and those cookies look and sound delicious.

  18. The quilt is lovely, and the cookies look yummy! Thanks for hosting again!

  19. I just love the quilt! The fabrics are gorgeous as is the pattern... and those cookies look soooo yummy! Thanks so much for sharing and hosting! xx

  20. Really pretty and festive quilt. The cookies look really tasty, thank you for the recipe.


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