Monday, December 20, 2010

Jolly Pictures and Dessert!

This post is a part of the awesome Jen and Melissa's Be Jolly By Golly Blogfest! You can check out the rest of the awesome entries here.

Now I don't have any pictures to post of my tree but that doesn't mean I won't post pictures of some awesome trees:

And now for dessert. I am usually the queen of baking at my house but hubby made some delicious cookies the other day. So easy to make and absolutely delicious too.

Peanut butter cup blossoms:

Ingredients:

Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix
Sugar
Reese's peanut butter cups


Make the peanut butter cookies as directed on the back of the Betty Crocker bag. Roll the peanut butter cookie mixture into balls. Roll the balls into the sugar. Cook the balls as directed. Before removing the cookies from the oven, add a peanut butter cup in the middle of each cookie.

Now the peanut butter cups will melt a little so you may want to put the cookies in the fridge for about 20 minutes for them to harden. Enjoy with some hot chocolate!

Tomorrow I'll post the winners of my Critiques for Christmas contest!

57 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Okay, blogging before breakfast today was not a good idea. Seriously. On the other hand, I now have a crazy to do some Christmas baking today after all the blogfest entries I've read this morning. :D

Emily White said...

Such pretty trees! Have a Merry Christmas!

Angela Felsted said...

Wow, you're an impressive decorator. I love your stone fireplace!

LTM said...

My favorite part of Christmas is all the creative cookies! These look DIVINE--thanks, Nicole! :o) <3

Elaine AM Smith said...

The trees are perfection - pretty much like the cookies!
Merry Christmas.

Lola Sharp said...

Peanut butter blossoms are my favorite...with kisses or pbcups. Either way, YUM.

That first picture is ridiculously gorgeous.

Happy holidays!
Love,
Lola

Kimberly Franklin said...

OMG! Are those cookies with Reese's cups in them?? I think I'm in heaven...


Merry Christmas!

Ellie said...

Happy Christmas!

Peanut butter cookies?! Wow. I HAVE to make them. Thnak you!

Be Jolly By Golly

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd have to really restrain with those cookies.

Ann said...

Beautiful trees! And those biscuits look delicious. Wouldn't last two seconds in my house.

Meredith said...

Um, have to try that recipe right now! And those Christmas trees are epic! Putting me in the holiday spirit right now :)

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Those are some awesome trees.

Mary Vaughn said...

Clever take on this blogfest. Wish I'd thought of it.

Merry Christmas!

roxy said...

Love those trees. They make me warm and happy inside. I'm also going to have to make the cookies. Merry Christmas!

Tracy said...

Dear Lord in Heaven. Peanut Butter Cups & Cookies...does it get any better than that!?!

Happy Holidays to you and your Hubby!

Summer Ross said...

Those cookies look scrumptious!

Carol Riggs said...

Okay, Nicole, I'm SOLD on those pb cup blossoms! Gotta get me some... Merry Christmas!

Sondrae Bennett said...

How funny. I posted the same cookies but with kisses instead of peanut butter cups and while I was making them I was wondering about using them next time around! Have a great Christmas!

Bess Weatherby said...

YUMYUMYUM those cookies look amazing. I am SO hungry right now. Thanks for sharing. And Merry Christmas!

~ Bess

The Golden Eagle said...

Those are some beautiful trees!

Those cookies sound great. :D

Merry Christmas!

DL Hammons said...

I've used one of those Christmas tree pictures as my facebook profile pic before. :)

Those cookies look awesome!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! :)

Jolene Perry said...

mouth is watering...

Laura Marcella said...

I've made the kind with Hershey kisses in the middle, but never with a pb cup! I'll definitely have to try that!

PS) Your word verification knows Spanish: it's noche! Haha!

Tara said...

PB cookies with Reese's? Heaven.

Happy Holidays.

N. R. Williams said...

yum, yum
Nancy
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

RaShelle said...

Those are some amazing trees. Have a magical Christmas.

Colene Murphy said...

MMM! Those cookies look amazing!! Love me some Reeses. And cookies. Yoinking this one! Thanks Nicole.
Merry Christmas!!

Lynda Young said...

Yum, those peanut butter cups look so delicious! I'll have to try that recipe. Merry Christmas to you!

Michelle Merrill said...

Those are some awesome trees! I've had those cookies before too and they are great! Have a Merry Christmas.

Talei said...

Oh I could easily curl up next that first pic - what a beautiful tree and very inviting fireplace. Merry Christmas!! ;)

Candyland said...

Mmm I can practically smell the cookies already...

Melissa Sarno said...

Your blog is so pretty! And so are those trees... I love peanut butter treats. Yum!

Shannon said...

Stopping by for the blogfest...

Still love those tree pics. Maybe someday I'll accumulate enough decor to get my place looking like that. =)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Gorgeous trees and YUMMY cookies!!

Donea Lee said...

I wish my trees looked like that!! Someday... :) Happy Holidays to you!

Jessica Lawlor said...

Those peanut butter cup blossoms look so perfect. Whenever I try to make them, they get all cracked! LOL.

Renae said...

Those are some awesome trees! And Those peanut butter cup blossoms sound fantastic right about now!!

Kelley said...

Those are some of my favorite cookies! and very lovely pictures :) Happy Holidays!
~Kelley

Guinevere said...

Oh, those trees are gorgeous! Love them.

Merry Christmas!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Awesome pics. I love the first one. It's so cozy.

Susanne Drazic said...

Beautiful trees and yummy cookies!

alexia said...

Love your blog design!! And those are some of my favorite cookies...

Brenda Drake said...

I love easy, so this recipe is awesome and those cookies look delicious. Those are some wonderful trees. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas! :D

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Those are some seriously yummy looking cookies!

Jennie Bailey said...

Peanut butter cookies and reese's peanut butter cups - what a perfect combination! Yummy! Those trees are gorgeous. I wish the first one was mine (and my living room!). Have a Merry Christmas!!

Melissa said...

Putting reeses cups INSIDE cookies? Your husband is a freaking GENIUS!!!! That is awesome. Best. Thing. Ever!!!

Those are some awesome pictures you found!

Thank you so much for participating in our blog fest!

Angela Ackerman said...

Ah, betty Crocker. Where would we be without her? Have a wonderful Christmas!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

gideon 86 said...

Great choice on the trees you choose. STUNNING!

LOVE peanut butter cookies.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Michael

melissa said...

oh man. Those cookies look awesome (and easy!)

T.K. said...

The peanut butter cup blossoms sound yummy! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Kelly said...

Those peanut butter blossoms look soooo good!!!
Merry Christmas!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

I want some of those peanut butter cookies right now...yum

Wild Child said...

Yummy! Peanut butter cups. Thanks about my tree over at Naked Opinions. It's simple, but we like it. The secret about the fireplace is that it is electric!

Kimberly said...

Those are definitely gorgeous trees and the cookies are just my kind!

Happy holidays!

Botanist said...

Well, you had me fooled for a minute! My eyes took in the first pictures, and I thought "Wow, what an amazing living room," before I read the words above.

*Sigh* The pictures are still great though, and so are the cookies!

Maria McKenzie said...

Love those yummy looking peanut butter cup blossoms!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Gorgeous trees!