Friday, December 23, 2011

Paint Party Friday: Week 41 Check-In


Welcome to Week 41 of Paint Party Friday! It's fantastic to see so many of you still painting with everything else going on at this time of year! 

The Holidays are here and from the results of last week's poll, most of us are still scrambling to get everything done. We know that we are! This week we're having another lighthearted and fun poll.  We want to know what your favorite holiday cookies are... Please feel free to share recipes (or send us some)!


Please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Week 1 and Week 2 Check-ins.


We want to wish you and your families all our very best wishes for a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a joyous holiday season in what ever way you celebrate. Have a great celebration!

Much Love,
Kristin   and  EVA
xox

28 comments:

  1. Cookies. I made the most delicious ones this year. From Nigella Lawson. NOw, its all in grams but you can easily find a converter on line.

    2 large egg whites
    200 g ground almons
    200 g caster (fine?) sugar
    almonds to decorate

    Mix sugar and almonds together in a bowl. Add egg whites and mix first with a spoon then your hand you are making a sort of mazipan.

    roll out into walnut sized balls, put onto a tray lined with baking paper. Squash down a bit and decorate with a blanched or whole almond. Bake at 390 degrees F for 6 - 8 minutes. They need to not have browned, or no more than just round the edges. Transfer to a cooling tray and then devour when cold.
    Happy holidays everyone.

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  2. hi and thanks again for this fabbo party...i got creative 2 days ago and was so so happy as i have had a lot of not so much fun things happening...it was wonderfully theraputic for me...i hadforgotten the joy i get from creating...i love shortbread and will make sure thats what my kids leave out for santa in 2 more sleeps...lol...merry merry christmas to all...xxx

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  3. Well, I don't eat cookies... I prefer salty snacks.

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  4. This year I'm making my chocolate salami:
    Cocoa
    Sugar
    Butter
    Eggs
    Biscuits
    I mix the ingredients and then give it the shape of a salami. It's very yummy!! :)
    Happy Holidays!!

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  5. I love the German-style cookies packed with spice. Yum!!

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  6. Meery Chritsmas and a new year empty of happiness and magics things. Saludos and love

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  7. Snickerdoodles are my favorite! LOL....Have a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year...thanks for all you do.

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  8. For Christmas, we usually make M&M cookies and Tea cookies with anise oil. The tea cookies smell wonderful baking and are so good with a hot cup of eggnog. Occasionally, we make gingerbread men, too.

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  9. Argh! I'm still having trouble with Open ID. I may not be able to leave comments with it again this week but I'll keep trying. I don't have any trouble with the Name/Url option so if you have that enabled I can comment. I think I need to find a new provider for Open ID because I'm having way too much trouble with myOpenID lately.

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  10. Oooo, so many good cookie selections. I was tempted to say all of them, but this year I'm partial to Rugelach. I'm going to bake some this morning. What's not to love about 2 sticks of butter and a block of cream cheese in the dough? Of course my arteries don't love it...

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  11. I love gingerbread - especially when they are soft!

    @Rosie - that recipe sounds delicious!! Thanks!

    Happy Holidays!

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  12. Well I am a die-hard cookie lover! But lately I have noticed that I like a more subtle sweetness, so my current favorites are old-fashioned sugar cookies. They are about 3" in diameter and 1/4" thick and made with sour milk. You make sour milk by adding 1Tablespoon cider vinegar to a cup of milk and let it stand until it gets thick. Recipe from my Mother who is 90years young.
    2C sugar, 1 generous Cup butter, 2 eggs, 1C sour milk, 4C flour, 1t. vanilla,3/4t. baking soda,2t. baking powder. Sift dry ingredients. Cream sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Add dry ingredients alternately with sour milk. You may have to add up to 1 1/2 cups more flour - keep dough as soft as possible to be able to roll out. May refrigerate overnight. Roll to 1/4", cut in desired shapes with large cookie cutter. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 450 degrees until just beginning to brown. You may add some nutmeg while mixing if you like.

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  13. Those cookies look awesome. I think I've had too many already. Thank you very much.:) Happy Holidays to every one! Enjoy and take care. Thanks Eva and Kristin for your hospitality as always.

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  14. I know this is a busy time of year for a lot of people! But it's so refreshing to come to Paint Party Friday and visit so many amazing blogs!! Totally inspiring!

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  15. Merry Christmas ... Happy Hanukkah....happy holidays to ALL

    - KAT -

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  16. My Favorite holiday cookie is a fruitcake cookie that a friend taught me to make back when I was younger and more energetic and daring and cooked more. I still make these cookies because i LOVE them selfish aren't I ? this year I am sending some to friends that like fruitcake ...I will make a post all about it in a few days come back and read it you'll enjoy my rambling on about cooking and eating .

    - KAT -

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  17. Ooh, anything with chocolate in it and I'm happy! So glad to see so many entries this week! Happy PPF to everyone!! ;)

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  18. Let it snow,let it snow,snowball cookies!!! Ya know , the ones that are round balls rolled in powdered sugar? Those were my faves as a kid and still are, mmmmmmm yummy! Happy holidays,PPF, and cookie dunkin'mania!Deb

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  19. Well, that COOKIE is the best!!!!
    I wish you all safe and happy holidays and ALL THE BEST to my artists friends here for a happy new year!
    Stay well!!!
    hugs!

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  20. If it's got sugar, I'll eat it! Happy Holiday's to all! Here's to a new year of Painting! Thanks to everyone's nice comments on my blog! I'll try to get around to visit everyone!

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  21. Hi! I'm new to Paint Party Friday, found you guys through another site, Artists in Blogland (http://artistsinblogland.blogspot.com). Beautiful work by a lot of wonderful artists. And shortbread cookies are my fav. Merry Christmas!

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  22. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!!!

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  23. Being on holidays I completely forgot what day it was and missed Friday all together! :)

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