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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Virtual Cookie Exchange and Christmas Blog Hop

 It's time to make Christmas happen here in the Sticks

and

my friend Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
has a way of pushing me to get my projects finished on time.

Welcome to 
Creatin' in the Sticks!

I'm excited to kick off the
where bloggers are sharing Christmas cookies recipes, traditions, 
and/or 
sewing projects.
Thank you, Carol, for including me!

Merry Christmas!


It's been a crazy year and I think we are all ready to start a new one.
Then Christmas comes along and things seem a little happier and brighter.

I've been busy making a few things
including these ornament potholders.


They are 8" potholders and so fun to make.
The perfect way to use leftover Christmas fabrics and batting scraps.

A double layer of cotton batting inside and the stripes are a 
pleated effect to add extra heat protection.

It always seems like my kitchen lacks in Christmas decor
 and these will be super cute hanging on the backsplash.

They would make great gifts too!

But you are here not only for Christmas inspiration but for some virtual cookies.



These cookies are so good and not too sweet.
A friend gave me some last year and I just had to have the recipe.
They are made with a pie crust - there is no way that can be wrong!!!
Cranberries, walnuts, orange zest, and drizzled in honey.

It's Christmas in a bite!

They remind me of my Grandma making pinwheels
out of leftover pie dough with cinnamon sugar and butter.

The recipe is over at diethood.

If you want more cookie recipes, you are in luck.


Please leave each one a sweet comment.
Spread some Christmas cheer.


Thank you for stopping by
and
thank you, Carol, for this fun hop!


I hope your Christmas is amazing!






36 comments:

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Love those potholders and the cookies look delicious! xx

CathieJ said...

Oh those cookies look delicious! I love the potholders. As you said, a great way to use up scraps of fabric.

Dorian said...

Those are really interesting Carla, I've never heard of using pie crust to make 'cookies'. Thank you for the recipe. Those pot holders are adorable too! Merry Christmas.

Carol said...

Oh, my gosh, Carla! Those pinwheels look so good! I am going to have to make them--I even have some pie crust just waiting to be used. Hee, hee! I love the ornament hotpads too--very cute! Thanks so much!

Stitchin At Home said...

Oh those potholders are way too cute!

Sylvia Anderson said...

Your cookies look very tempting, and I am starting my baking this week, so they may just find their way onto my list Carla. I also love your pot holders!!! Is there a pattern for them, and if so, where can I find it. Thanks again for the recipe.

mumbird3 said...

Those look yummy!

Carol S. said...

Cutest pot holders ever! I think most of my pot holders are at least twenty years old and are pretty worn out. Need to make some cute ones like those! Anything in the middle of a doughy pinwheel is my kind of yummy...they look delicious. Thank you, Carla, for kicking off this annual blog hop with so much sweetness! xo

Scrapatches said...

Happy Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange, Carla! Your ornament potholders are very pretty and a great use of scraps. Thank you for the yummy looking cookie recipe. May you and yours have a safe and happy holiday season ... <3 Pat

Beatrice said...

These look delicious! I love walnuts and cranberries. Cute potholders too!

Calicojoan said...

Anything with pie crust has to be good...unless of course I made the crust! LOL!!! Cute pot holders. What great stocking stuffers! Merry Christmas.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

what festive and adorable pot holders!!

ShirleyC said...

Very nice! I love Christmas cookies, and I love your pot holders.

Karrin Hurd said...

Great idea for the potholders, and the cookies look wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing. My husband's mother used to do the same thing with leftover pie dough!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Wow, I can almost taste these! Adorable pot holders, too!

Sharon said...

What cute hot pads! And the recipe sounds amazing- I may need to give it a try this December. Thank you for sharing!

Carol Andrews said...

Carla those hot pads are just the cutest! I’m going to have to make some for next year’s Christmas hampers. Thank you. Now I’m off to make some pie dough to make these goodies. I just happen to have all of the ingredients 😉. Thank you for sharing both with us.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Oooooh your pinwheels look really yummy. Great pot holders!

Karen's Korner said...

Pretty and practical pot holders. Those pinwheels look scrumptious.

tink's mom said...

Your potholders are a wonderful idea and so cute. Pie crust in the shape of a cookie. Can't think of anything better. WOW, what a great start to this hop.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Those potholders are so cute and the cookies look yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

Carmen M. said...

I love everything cranberry so I know I will love this! Thanks so much for sharing!!! And I love your ornament pot holders!!

Charlene McCain said...

Darling potholders! Can't wait to try those cookies! Definitely going in my recipe book!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carla! Those ornament potholders are so cute! I've been PINing them so I remember them. I can just picture them hanging from my upper cabinets, adding a bit of holly and jolly but also practicality when needed to be used. And those pinwheels look yummy. I agree with you - Carol is the best to get all of us roped together into one fun hop. Thanks for sharing. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

LJ said...

I want one of those pinwheels right now just because they look amazing and I'm ready for a pinwheel. Thanks for the recipe; I'll be sure to try this one out. Cute potholders though they'd be perfect as an ornament - I'd make them a big smaller, though. :)

Lyndsey said...

Love the Christmas potholders and those pinwheels look so delicious. I'm off to find the recipe.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Cute project, Carla (and a yummy looking recipe, too!)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

My MIL used to call these types of cookies doodads and she made hers with just pie crust, cinnamon and sugar. Haven't made those in years! I suspect your version is much tastier though. And I love your ornie project!

Susan said...

Adorable pot holders - they look like they could go right on the tree!

beaquilter said...

yummy and GREAT potholders!

piecefulwendy said...

The recipe looks delicious, and the potholders are so clever!

Robin said...

I love that you don't just give a delish cookie recipe but also a delishous sewing recipe too. As always thank you for your generosity.

Kathleen said...

Those cookies look delicious, but I sure would like to see a pattern for those adorable ornament potholders with the pleated stripes!
Kathleen - kakingsbury at verizon dot net

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

Those cookies are quite tempting. Sounds yummy indeed and perhaps easy enough with a pie crust. There are rugelach cookies that use a similar technique. I love your pot holders that double as decor. I think they seem more like trivets to me and we could probably debate the difference between pot holders and trivets for months to come!! Suffice it to say that they're adorable and perfect for sprucing up your holiday!!! Thanks so much for always inspiring us!!

Emily said...

Cute potholders and yummy cookies! My dad makes pie-dough cookies with cinnamon and sugar, they are my absolute favorites!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

These are cute potholders and you can make them so different with the same pattern - thank you. I'm not a sweet eater, but the cookies look wonderful.