Wednesday, December 24, 2008

These are Boyfriend Snagging Cookies

That is what my mom said after eating one of these cookies. She said good job Pony Girl, these ought to snag you a boyfriend.

I am not a cook, but I do enjoy baking, and try to bake a new treat every holiday. Last Christmas it was an eggnog cookie. When I saw the recipe for Peppermint Frosted Chocolate Yummies in the December issue of Country Home magazine, I knew they'd be a hit with my dad. He loves that flavor of ice cream with the broken candy cane pieces in it. These cookies were the most complicated I'd ever made, with several steps.

There was the chocolate cookie batter. The homemade pink peppermint frosting. The candy cane topping. The melted chocolate chip sauce drizzle. My chocolate sauce drizzle was not as pretty as the sample cookie pictured in the magazine. Mine was thicker and sloppier, which won rave reviews from the family.

The cookies turned out quite delicious, though. They are very pretty and festive for the holidays. I believe I nearly ruined my dad's night when I mentioned the cookies would be good with vanilla ice cream. Oops. We didn't have any.

My mom fixed a plate of cookies to take out to the stable manager. She had already made a few batches of Christmas cookies last week. She added mine to the plate then wrapped them up. I love the little horsey sugar cookie in the middle.

What are your favorite holiday treats to make? Do you make the same treats every year, or experiment and try something different?
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!


  1. I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year !

    All my love
    and best wishes
    send you

  2. Those cookies look wonderful!
    Traditionally we do whipped shortbread, mincemeat tarts, lemon tarts and those cinamon cookies I showeed on my blog. Tyhe cinamon buns are just a recent tradition. Seems we are all about food thids time of year(lol)
    Again have a wonderful Christmas!

  3. Those cookies look de-li-cous!! I love the pink frosting too. I make a man snagging lasagna! lol (or so my DB tells me).

    I made homemade coconut covered marshmallows yesterday that turned out really nice! They were pretty easy too!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Pony Girl! And to your spotted pony too! I hope that you have a good one.

  4. Those a lovely looking cookies.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.

  5. Wow, those cookies look fabulous! Yum! I love to bake, too. I have my favs I make every year, but love to find new recipes to experiment with. Happy Holidays!

  6. Merry Christmas, Pony Girl!!!
    How is that book coming along?? I am 1/2 way through with the second one, and cannot wait to start the third. :)

    Your cookies look yummy!! We made pony cookies too, and the kids made a white one for Bo, a pinto one for Waska, and a brown one with a white mane and tail for Sienna!!

  7. So domestic...I love the horse cookie. The trick is to make those peppermint ones in a horsey shape:-) Hope you have a Merry Christmas.

  8. I've been using our staff as guinea pigs and trying out new cookie recipes the last three weeks. Yup, that's 3 Thursday nights baking cookies.

    My favourite Christmas treat are the chocolate covered peanut butter balls my mom makes.

    Your cookies look FAB-U-LOUS! Makes me wish I had bought a copy of that magazine for the recipe.

    Have a great Christmas!

  9. Man those look fablous!

    I normally make Snowball cookies and some kind of candy! This year I made the graham cracker toffee as well. Huge hit with hubby! May need to add that to those and you really would snag a cowboy!


  10. Oh yeah! Those cookies look wonderful. We used to live in a Polish community and the ladies made these things called nut tassies. Oh man! I haven't made them in probably 30 years because I know if I do, I will eat them until I am sick or they are gone, whichever comes first!

  11. I forgot to mention, the link for the recipe- is bold in red at the beginning of the post! ;)

  12. Oh, those cookies look wonderful! They look like they were the photography from a magazine! Lovely and very tasty for sure. It is so sweet you had your Dad in mind for them! So sweet. I made English Toffee all day for the neighbors, it was fun!
    You liked my blog story about the store my friends own, read Pioneer Woman's will crack up!
    Merry Christmas and stay safe!

  13. You did a great job on those "complicated" cookies! The whole plate looks beautiful...really love the horse in the middle!

    I seem to get worse every year. I only made one batch of candy and baked an apple pie. But, it's only My Man and one that is part of it.

    Merry Christmas Pony Girl!

  14. What a sinfully delightful post!! Those cookies sure do look good.

    We always make a sugar cookie and decorate them. My mom makes these awesome chocolate mint cookies in the shape of Christmas trees. Oh they are to die for.

    Hope you have a good Christmas.

  15. yummmm, me love cookies, me want all those cookies!!

  16. I do a mean batch of peanut brittle! :) Good to see that you are enjoying the holidays with family. :)

  17. I think I definitely need to try these. Thanks for the recipe.


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