Thursday, December 23, 2010

Candy Cane Cookies....

This is my first year making Christmas cookies to give away to a large group. I decided to try my hand at making Candy Cane Cookies. I found a simple recipe online here: (Recipe) then I found a poem to go along with the cookies here: (Poem)

Tom cut out the poems

I shaped and baked 100 cookies

Tom put two cookies in each ziplock bag and tied the poem to the bag.

Tom read the poem while Pastor Jose tried to sneak a bag of cookies....
and then together we passed out the cookies to the kids.

 Christmas cookies are not part of the traditions here.  The Black Fruit cake and the plain white cake are the only homemade holiday treats here.  The cookies were a big hit with the kids and with the adults.  Even the teens came up to thank me and tell me they were delicious.   Next year I will start earlier and make more than just one type of cookie for them to try.  I guess we can help start a few new traditions at the Sheperd's House.


  1. Yummm Wish I could bite into one. amaing photos, as usual. Here's to more cookies next year, if that's your desire. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a rip-roaring New Year.
    Wanna buy a duck

  2. I am looking forward to more cookies next year... it was hard work but it sure was fun to see the results!!

    Happy Holidays to you!!

  3. Anonymous11:17 AM

    I'm sure you brought lots of smiles to the kids. What a great treat.

  4. Alida
    Thanks for following and visiting Welcome To My Kitchen. I love those candy cane cookies! Did you see the recipe for the Blue Ribbon Almond Roca? They are really good to. Nice meeting you. Stay in touch.

  5. Cookies are always a hit! Thanx for stopping by my blog. Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Love the candy cane cookies. Looks like a lot of work. Thanks for following me. I'm your newest follower and can't wait to get to know you better! ~ Ellen

  7. Just started following you! Love the cookies- but most of all the weather where you are.

  8. Those look so good! What a lovely idea. Glad to be following your blog too now! Have a beautiful Christmas with your family. Much love to ya xoxo

  9. These look great! Thanks for sharing! I hope to do this next year with my kids. I hope write a post about Candy Canes and I'll link back to this post. (For my ease of reference for myself and to share your cute cookie idea with other readers).
    Merry Christmas!
    Thanks for following my blog, I'm following back !
    Tracy at "A Slice of Smith Life"

  10. HI Alida!
    I just did a blog post about using candy canes for Valentine cards and I included links to your post here.
    Here is my post if you want to check it out:

    Thanks for sharing the cookie recipe and God bless!

  11. Hi, a new follower here. First time for me to see a candy cane cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing!