Friday Favorites

Hello friends, happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week! Any plans for the weekend? Hopefully (fingers crossed) I’ll be able to finish up all of my Christmas shopping and get to baking a few batches of cookies too! I shared one of my families favorite cookie recipes the other day so be sure to check it out! I have just a couple things to share today, but they are all really great things. Here we go…

William Sonoma Multi-Pack Absorbent Towels These towels are the best! Not only do they come in 12 different colors, but they are super absorbent. Nothing worse than picking up a kitchen towel that is wet…yuck! This set has 4 different patterns and it’s on sale for under $20.

Gingerbread House Mug This mug is just soooo adorable! As soon as I saw it at World Market I knew a set was coming home with me! It has a good handle too that is the perfect size. Microwave and dishwasher safe too!!

Zip Pullover If your looking for a pullover that is perfect to throw on with leggings than this is the pullover for you! It has cute rose gold zippers on each side and is really, really soft. It comes in a few other colors, but this goes with everything!

Nespresso Espresso Nordic Vanilla Princess Cake Coffee Pod If you own a Nespresso coffee maker, than I highly recommend grabbing this limited edition coffee. The name says it all and it taste wonderful!

Ok, I told you it wasn’t a lot, but they are all really great things!

Until next time-

Christmas Cookie recipe

Hi! I’m getting ready to start making my grocery list for all of the ingredients I need to make all of the cookies I’ll be baking in the next week and I wanted to share with you one of my families favorites! I always ask my husband and both of my daughters to choose a cookie they want me to make and I always know this is at the top of their list! I found this recipe years ago and have tweaked it here and there to make it perfect (in my opinion!). It has chocolate and cherries…need I say more!

Chocolate Cherry Kiss Cookies

1 c. powdered sugar

1 c. butter, softened

3 tsp. maraschino cherry liquid

1/2 tsp.almond extract

4-6 drops red food coloring

2 1/2 all purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 c maraschino cherries drained & chopped up

1 bag Hershey kisses

Heat oven to 350. Combine powdered sugar, butter, cherry liquid, almond extract and food coloring together until mixed well. Mix in the flour and salt and then add the chopped up cherries. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour (this will help firm up the mixture). Shape dough in small balls (about 1-inch). Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. (I like to use cookie baking parchment sheets for easier cleanup.) Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes or until edges are a light golden brown. Immediately after they come out of the oven press a Hershey kisses in the middle of the cookie and allow to cool on a cooling rack until chocolate kiss is set. Enjoy!

That is one of my families favorites…what are yours? I always like to make atleast one new cookie recipe each Christmas so If you have a recipe you really like let me know.