Saturday, November 3, 2012


Peppermint Chocolate Chip



2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs, at room temperature
7 ounces milk chocolate chips
7 ounces Andes Peppermint Crunch Pieces

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
Beat together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla on medium speed just until smooth, about 2 minutes, add in the eggs one at a time until thoroughly incorporated, then stir in the flour mixture followed by the chocolate and peppermint chips.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
Bake, rotating the baking sheets midway through baking, until the cookies are very lightly browned in the centers, about 10 minutes. 

Let me just tell you, these cookies are super easy and quick to make, and as it is getting closer and closer to the Christmas season these are perfect! They are really like heaven in your mouth. They are perfect if matched with hot chocolate (peppermint of course!) or coffee with peppermint! I'm just in love with peppermint! YUM!


Thursday, November 1, 2012


Christmas Card Holder

What You Need: 

  1. Two Gift Boxes (any sizes)-$1 at dollar store
  2. A roll of gift wrap any style- $1 at dollar store 
  3. A roll of at least 2 yards of ribbon (two rolls if your hanging them)- $1 at dollar store
  4. Tape
  5. A glue gun 
  6. Scissors 


  1. Tape boxes inside to stay open, then place lid on bottom box.
  2. Measure out wrapping paper to fix boxes as if your wrapping a present.
  3. Tape box neatly
  4. Glue ribbon diagonally or straight (your preference) x2
  5. Let dry and glue ribbon (if hanging)
  6. Repeat for box number two and let dry before hanging. 

I think I'm going to get clothes pins and paint them green or red and use them to hold the pictures better. First DIY craft for christmas! MORE TO COME! :)

Total cost: $3