Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop 2017



                        
I want to thank Carol S. at Just Let Me Quilt for hosting a Wonderful Virtual  Cookie Exchange again this year! As a collective, we will all be sharing cookie and candy recipes, Christmas traditions and Christmas Quilts. There are even several chances to win a great prize in give-aways! Be sure to follow along in the Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog hopping Fun! 

One of my all-time ever favorite cookies are so simple. Only a couple of ingredients! And they taste like pure divinity to me! Some call them Pecan Balls, Italian Wedding Cookies, Snowball Cookies (cover in confectioner's sugar) or Danish Wedding Cookies (add cinnamon). 

I call them Wedding Cookies.

Ingredients
1/2 cup (1 stick) softened unsalted butter
2 tblspn granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/4 tspn. salt
Confectioner's sugar for dusting

Instructions
Preheat oven to 275⁰ F
Cream together butter, sugar and flour with mixer.
Fold in pecans and salt. Stir until combined. 
Mixture will be crumbly but stick when pressed into a ball.
Roll dough into balls and place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake at 275⁰ F for around 45 minutes.
Let cool completely on baking sheet prior to lifting to airtight container. 
Dust with confectioner's sugar.
May be kept up to one week in container.

                      You can find the original recipe and variations here: Wedding Cookies



My family is a mix-mash of his and hers children and we have no formal family traditions together. Our children were quite grown when I met my husband, so he and I collect an ornament for every Christmas we've shared together. We are on the great search for 2017! When our family comes together we celebrate Joy and Time Shared. What a blessing!

A lot of time is spent traveling back and forth across the country to see family and to where our work leads us, so we enjoy the opportunities to see New to Us "Junktique" (that's my word for those catch-all shops) and Antique shops. I have many vintage quilt sightings and lots of other eye pleasing sights.






One Quilt in particular I found at the Antique Market is this Adorable Cookie Cutter Gingerbread Quilt! I love it so much! This is definitely on my To Make And Do List! 




Currently one of My Favorite Sewing Notions in my sewing corner are these very useful Bobbinis - used to keep your loaded bobbin with the thread spool.

You can order them at Amazon Or Follow my blog and leave me a comment on how you follow to have a chance at winning some! Winner will be chosen after the Blog Hop! Good Luck!


83 comments:

  1. Hi Anita,
    These cookies were my mom's favorite and I made them for her every year until she died. I am allergic to pecans, and rolling them in my hands made my swell but she loved them so! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the fun photos. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Roseanne! What a wonderful dedication, I am certain you think of those swollen hands with loving memories!

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  2. This is one of my favorites too! They just melt in your mouth. Great fun!

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    1. I make them extra large so I can say I eat only one!

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  3. Love those cookies, may have to try your version :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful post!

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    1. I buy them at street fairs also. They are just the Best!

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  4. I love how those cookies melt in your mouth! That ceramic Christmas tree brought back some great memories. I made a white one with blue lights and my mom had a green one. Mine broke but hers was passed on to my daughter. Thanks for joining in and sharing your recipe and lovely Christmas treasures!

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    1. Most vintage shops sell them for lots of $$$$. I found one at an antique and junk porch sale for $3 and gifted it to my sister. She keeps it out year round!

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  5. Those are among my favorite cookies too! Thanks for sharing these wonderful holiday "junktique" pictures! Love that gingerbread quilt too.

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    1. I actually found one from one of our blog hop friends~ Pattern and all.. If I can find it again I will share her post.

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  6. I agree those wedding cookies are great. The gingerbread boy quilt is adorable & I love your house. BTW can I move in. rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

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  7. The gingerbread quilt is adorable. I follow you on Bloglovin'. I have a love of West Virginia. I was born and raised there until I was 21. Then I moved to Pennsylvania for my first job. Nine months later, I was transferred to Oklahoma and that was a huge change. I've been here for 61 years. I still have two brothers in WV and have lost contact with them. I still miss the mountains. Thanks for the great recipe and a chance to win the Bobbinis.

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    1. Wishing you a blessing to reconnect with your roots and your family Suze! You may share the feeling that WV always make you feel like "home"

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  8. Oh those cookies sound so good. I can almost taste them already. Thank you.

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  9. Thank you for the recipe for the Wedding cookies, they really sound good! You have some beautiful Christmas decorations also.

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  10. I don't think I've ever had Wedding Cookies but I love pecans so I will have to give them a try! I follow you on Bloglovin. :)

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  11. I really like this kind of cookie, but have never made it. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I won some Bobbinis at my quilting friends party last weekend - but then it was stolen away - that is the way they do the gift exchange. I ended up with some nice fabric so it's all okay - but I'm glad to know the name of the notion now - and fingers are crossed that I can win your drawing now! : )

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  12. Since I am allergic to all nuts, my poor husband rarely gets baked goods with them. He especially loves pecans. I might just have to whip these up for him. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. elanagoldberg5@gmail.com

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    1. best wishes making the cookies. I know you will use precaution. Good luck in the drawing and thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Thank you for the recipe! I follow you with bloglovn!

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  14. Thanks for the recipe. I'm a new follower via Bloglovin.

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  15. Thanks for the cookie recipe! My Aunt Ruth used to make them, and I always loved the wedding cookies. Merry Christmas!

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  16. I love these cookies, although we call them Russian Tea Cakes. Others call them Snowballs.

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    1. Russian Tea Cakes sounds so elegant! I must call them that for a little tea party. heheeh

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  17. The Wedding cookies sound so good. Thanks for the recipe.

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  18. Those are favorites of my family too. My adult daughters are always asking me to send them that recipe. Maybe I should just break down and make them each a cookbook. What a cute quilt.

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    1. Great Idea! I did that for my son. He is a wonderful chef but there are a few things that mom makes he didn't know my "secret" ingredients to. hhee. I sneak in apples in lots of my soups and meat pies. Delish!

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  19. Those cookies sound delicious. I enjoyed seeing your decorations too. I follow by email.

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  20. I also think of Mexican Wedding Cookies as a traditional cookie for Christmas. I thoroughly enjoyed all your decorations.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and good luck in the drawing~ I must look up the Mexican Wedding Cookie to see all the ingredients. Thank you for sharing~

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  21. Thanks for the recipe, and great photos. I follow via bloglovin. Thanks

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  22. Great recipe. I follow on Bloglovin.

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  23. Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  24. I follow through Bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. These Wedding Cookies sound wonderful; anything with nuts has to be outstanding!! I enjoy 'antique' shops but don't take as much time as I'd like searching through them. Each year for the past 17 years, I've been buying or making an ornament for my grandkids. I'm sure you agree that it is such a loving idea to approach ornaments as a yearly opportunity to share. Merry Christmas

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I am certain those ornaments are lovely keepsakes! Have a blessed day!

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  27. I was just thinking about those cookies - I used to make them. I follow you on Bloglovin

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  28. Those cookies look wonderful! I am following your blog via email.

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    2. Congratulations, you were chosen as the drawing winner. Please send me email with contact information within 24 hours or I must chose another recipient. Regards,

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    3. Thanks so much!! I can't seem to find your email address to respond to this though.

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  29. Thank you for sharing, I follow on Bloglovin

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  30. Oh yuuuuuumy! These sound so tasty. I think they might make the line up of cookie baking this year!

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  31. Oh how I love these wedding cakes! Almost as much as looking thru your holiday photos. The dolls remind me of Madame Alexander dolls. I collected them for years. Thanks for the memories and have a very blessed Christmas.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! One of the very many reasons I love to follow blogs is how so many photos elicit my very own memories!

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  32. Beautiful collection you have of ornaments!

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  33. What wonderful pictures! I follow you by e-mail.

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  34. Wedding Cookies are awesome, very similar to Buttery Pecan. Love them!

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    1. They are very tasty! Thank you for visiting and good luck in the drawing!

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  35. Oh I love Wedding Cookies, and am so happy to now have the recipe. Thanks so much!!

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  37. Wonderful recipe! I follow you on bloglovin! Thank you, Susan

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  38. That is my mother's favorite cookie. She would make them every year.

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    1. Traveling for work makes me less inclined to bake, but these are one that are a must!

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  39. I love to eat these cookies as does all my family. Also, I inherited a ceramic tree like yours except with green branches tipped with white snow at the ends. I so love it! Thank you for the recipe. May you and your husband have many more happy years together.

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  42. Lovely. I love recipes that you have all the ingredients in the pantry and you are able whip up a batch whenever you want without having to go to the store first.

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