April favorites

Hi everyone,

I want to start off by saying happy May, here’s to a great month. And secondly, I know I’m a little bit late, but today I’m going to be doing my April favorites. I have some good things this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my April Play Box from Sephora, if you haven’t yet read it I will link it below. The theme was Insta Beauty, a range of products that help you to be camera ready in no time. My first favorite is the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Finish Airbrush Pressed Powder. I’ve been using this since I got it, I rotate between this and my Tarte Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder, and I really like it. It does a great job of not only setting my foundation and concealer, but it keeps shine away. I definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a new powder.

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My next beauty favorite is the Peter Thomas Roth Skin to Die For No Filter Mattifying Primer and Complexion Perfector. I was excited to try this because I’m loving everything Peter Thomas Roth at the moment, seriously if you need anything skincare, check them out. But I have a little area on my face that I always take the time to cover more heavily with foundation and concealer, but with this I found myself not having to do that as much. It really does blur the imperfections and I definitely like that.

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My second to last beauty favorite, and last Sephora Play favorite is the Urban Decay Hi-fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss in SPL. I loved this from the minute I saw it, it’s not only gorgeous but the scent, vanilla mint, was the scent of one of my first ever glosses and it brought back memories. Since then I’ve worn it two different ways, on it’s own when I was having a makeup free day but wanted something more than a lip balm and over the top of a matte lipstick. It was great in both applications.

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My last beauty favorite is from the haul I did a few weeks ago, which I’ll link below, and it’s the Bath and Body Works Pineapple Colada Gentle Exfoliating Hand Soap with Monoi Oil. Prior to purchasing this I hadn’t ever looked into the Bath and Body Works had soaps, but I’m happy with this one. The scent is dead on but not overpowering and it’s perfect for spring and summer.

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Moving on I have a couple of food and drink favorites. My food favorite is the Mint Chip Brownie Larabar. I always keep a bar of some sort in my handbag, snacks are important, so I like to try different brands. I like that Larabars are made with a few quality ingredients and that they have a lot of different flavors. And mint chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations so it was an instant winner.

And my drink favorite is the Celestial Seasonings Decaf India Spice Chai Tea. I’m not typically a huge decaf person, but with the extended winter we had, I was craving a cup of tea in the evenings before bed and this really hit the spot. I love chai anyway and this has now become a permanent fixture in my tea cupboard.

My second to last favorite is a couple of coins. I collect coins and currency and I’m always excited when I find new pieces. I purchased all of the coins from CoinCorner on Etsy, they are great. Definitely check them out if you’re in the market for coins. The first one was a birthday present for my dad and it’s a penny from his birth year and the second was a 1943 steel penny. I had always heard about steel pennies but had never seen one so I jumped on it and I’m so happy I did. I also may or may not have bought another penny the other day. I forgot to take a picture of it, but it’s a wheat penny from 1944. World War II era is one of favorites in history and I find things from that time really cool and interesting.

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My last favorite is a music favorite. A little bit of backstory, I was recently helping my dad move some furniture and he had some music playing. I knew that I had heard it before but couldn’t place it so I asked him what it was and he went and got the CD case, because some things just sound better on CD, and it was Montrose, their first album. When I was growing up my dad would play this album in his car and that’s the last time I had heard it until now. Having listened to it again all the way through, it really is a fantastic album and I would definitely recommend listening to it if you never have. I know it’s on YouTube and iTunes.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites in April let me know, and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great April :).

-K

April Sephora Play post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/april-sephora-play-unboxing/

Haul:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/summer-and-other-bits-haul/

My Links:

Twitter: @KSagerson

Instagram: Kyra Sage

Pinterest: Kyra Sage

 

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March favorites

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing my March favorites. It’s crazy how fast March went by but here we are and I think I have a good mix this month, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my March Sephora Play Box, which I will link below if you haven’t read yet. The first is the bag itself, It’s blue tie dye and it says ‘Beauty Is My Spirit Animal’ in white lettering and it has dark blue drawstrings. The theme for this month was Festival of Beauty and it really came through with both the design and the products.

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My next beauty favorite is the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner. This eye liner is absolutely fantastic and I can 100% understand why so many people love it. This is definitely going to be staple in my makeup bag.

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My second to last beauty favorite is the Amika Nourishing Mask. I used this in my hair two days ago and I’m really happy with it. Not only does it smell amazing, but it has made my hair extra soft. Definitely recommend this if you’re looking for a good hair mask.

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And my last beauty favorite is the Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm. You put this on before you put your makeup on and it gives your skin a little extra oomph and brightness. I didn’t know if I would like this, but I really do.

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Moving on, I have a couple of food favorites, the first is Tim’s Cascade Chips. I’m not someone who eats chips a lot but if I’m craving them Tim’s is what I go for.  The flavor that’s in my pantry right now is the Original Lightly Salted, but all the flavors are great.

My next food favorite is Kinder Joy. I watch a lot of British YouTubers and I always see them eating Kinder Eggs and Kinder chocolate and I’ve always wanted to try it but I knew the eggs were banned in America. So when I saw Kinder Joy in Albertsons I was really surprised but I picked one up and the chocolate was really good. And in Kinder Eggs you get a little toy, so they would make a great addition to Easter baskets.

And my last food favorite is actually a drink and it’s Sprite Cranberry. Sprite is my favorite soda and I do really like cranberries and the cranberry flavor and this didn’t disappoint. It was refreshing and the cranberry was just right.

My next favorite is Major League Baseball. Yesterday was Opening Day for baseball and I could not be happier that it’s back. It’s my favorite sport and I’m excited to cheer on my Mariners. Game 1 certainly was exciting and I can’t wait for the rest of the remaining 161 games. I think they’re going to have a great season.

I have a TV show favorite this month and it’s The Curse of Civil War Gold on History Channel. It’s along the same vein as The Curse of Oak Island, which is one of my top five favorite shows, but this one is about possible Civil War gold at the bottom of Lake Michigan. I personally do believe that there is gold at the bottom of the lake and I hope Kevin Dykstra and his team are able to find it.

And my last couple of favorites are music favorites. The first is Take Me To The Pilot by Elton John. I came across this song in a very random way, I was on YouTube watching an old episode of the Graham Norton Show, which I love, and Elton was a guest along with Jack Black and they got talking about the song and I knew I had heard the title before but couldn’t remember the song itself. So I looked it up and it’s great, a really fun song.

My next song favorite is Mr. Blue Sky by ELO. I’ve loved this song for a long time, but have come back to it recently because it’s a fantastic spring and summer song. It’s one that you want to play with the windows down.

My last music favorite is Jeff Lynne’s ELO Wembley Or Bust album from their concert at Wembley Stadium in 2017. Top to bottom it’s a fantastic album full of amazing songs, I don’t know that I could pick one favorite but I love All Over The World, Rockaria, Shine A Little Love and When I Was A Boy, that one reminds me of my dad and if I keep listing songs I’ll end up listing the whole album. It’s on iTunes and YouTube so definitely go and give it a listen along with the other songs I mentioned.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what you did love during March.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great March :).

-K

March Sephora Play post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/03/21/march-sephora-play-unboxing/

My Links:

Twitter: @KSagerson

Instagram: Kyra Sage

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Easter treats

Hi everyone,

Today, as Easter is right around the corner, I thought I would talk about some simple and delicious Easter treats. I have another post going up tomorrow about Easter cocktails, so keep an eye out for that.

Starting off super simple, we have Peep Fruit Kabobs. There is a lot of sugar going around on Easter so this offers a slightly healthier option.

What you need:

  • Wooden skewers
  • Peeps, 1 to 2 packages depending on how many you plan on making
  • Fresh fruit, your choice

What you do:

  • Layer the fruit on the skewer, put the Peep in the middle and layer more fruit on top
  • Put on a serving tray/ platter. Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have something I wish I could take credit for, and it’s Rice Krispie Treats but made with Trix cereal. I loved Trix growing up and I am definitely going to be making these.

What you need:

  • One bag of mini marshmallows, 16 ounces
  • 10 cups of Trix cereal
  • 1/4 cup of butter

What you do:

  • Put the marshmallows and butter in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes or until everything is melted. Once it is melted stir until smooth.
  • Add in the Trix and stir until well combined.
  • Pour your mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan and press down with a spoon making sure that they are even.
  • Cool, either at room temperature or in the fridge and once they’ve cooled cut them into squares.
  • Serve and enjoy!

The last treat we have is Cadbury Mini Egg Cookies. Mini Eggs are one of my favorite Easter candies and like the Trix treats I’m definitely going to be making these. And this recipe makes 36 cookies.

What you need:

  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of Cadbury Mini Eggs chopped in half

What you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl, mix and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in the eggs and beat until well combined.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients until combined then gently stir in the Mini Eggs.
  • Spoon the dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  • Once out of the oven, cool on a wire rack, serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram. My links will be down below like always.

Until next time, have fun baking and if you guys have any treats you love for Easter let me know :).

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

Instagram: Kyra Sage

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St. Patrick’s Day treats

Hi everyone,

Today, as promised, I’m going to be doing St. Patrick’s Day treats. These are really easy and really yummy, I will also link last years post down below if you want more recipes or inspiration.

First up we have Lucky Charm Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats. I love Rice Krispie Treats anyway, and Lucky Charms are the perfect addition.

What you need:

  • 6 cups of Lucky Charms cereal
  • 1 Bag, 10.5 ounces of mini marshamallows
  • 3 tablespoons of softened butter

What you do:

  • First, get yourself a clear 8 x 8 baking pan, then grease it with nonstick spray.
  • Then, in a large mixing bowl add the marshmallows and butter and heat in the microwave for about two minutes or until the marshmallows yet puffy.
  • Stir the marshmallow mixture, making sure it well combined, then add in the Lucky Charms.
  • Spoon the mixture into your greased baking pan and press, making sure it’s even.
  • It is optional, but I like to add more of the Lucky Charms marshmallows on top.
  • Refrigerate for fifteen minutes  then and cut into squares.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next up we have Leprechaun Popcorn. This is super simple, and always a hit at parties.

What you need:

  • Popcorn, you can use any brand, make your own, and the amount is up to you
  • Green candy melts
  • White Chocolate
  • St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles
  • Mint M&M’s

What you do:

  • Make the popcorn and place on a baking sheet.
  • Melt the green candy melts and the white chocolate and drizzle both over the popcorn.
  • Add the sprinkles and the green M&M’s and mix it all together.
  • Place in a large bowl, or individual bowls/bags, depending on how you’re serving.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And finally we have Shamrock Gooey Butter Cookies. I love Gooey Butter Cookies and these are some of the best.

What you need:

  • 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 package of softened cream cheese, 8 ounces
  • 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of pure mint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 large egg and 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup of sifted confectioners sugar for rolling and dusting the cookies

What you do:

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the baking powder and flour until well combined and set aside.
  • You can do this next part using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, if you use the stand mixer use the paddle attachment. Cream together the butter and cream cheese until it’s well blended and smooth. Then beat in the sugar, extracts, as much food coloring as you want and the salt. Mix that until it’s well combined and make sure the scrape the sides of the bowl as you go. Add in the egg and egg yolk and beat on medium for one to two minutes or until light and creamy.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture, on a low speed, and mix until fully incorporated. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  • While that’s in the fridge, move your oven rack to the lower part of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set those aside. Then place the confectioners sugar in a small bowl and set that aside as well.
  • Take the dough out of the fridge and roll into one inch balls, I like to use a spring loaded cookie scoop so all the cookies are uniform. Roll the dough between your hands to make sure you get perfectly rounded balls and roll in the confectioners sugar, lightly coating them and place then two inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake until cookies are round and have puffed and looked crackled. This was about 14 minutes for me. They will be softer in the middle and just barely browned on the bottom.
  • Let sit on baking sheet for about 10 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
  • Once they are completely cooled either put in an airtight container for storage or serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys have any fun St. Patrick’s Day treats that you love, let me know.

Until next time, enjoy your treats and try not to get pinched :).

-K

2017 St. Patrick’s Day post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/st-patricks-day-treats/

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Twitter: @KSagerson

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February favorites

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing my February favorites. This is a short month as it is, but I really feel like February flew by. I have a pretty good mix of things, so let’s get into it.

Starting with beauty, I have a couple of favorites from my February Sephora Play Box, if you haven’t read that post I’ll link it down below. The first is the Belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb. I’ve used a couple different eye creams in the past and this is by far my favorite. I can tell it’s already made a difference and I highly, highly recommend this if you’re looking for an eye cream.

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Next we have the Sephora Collection Rouge Matte Lipstick in M11 Rebel Chic. I would describe this lipstick as the perfect berry. It’s not too red and it’s not too purple. The next time I wear it I’ll hopefully remember to take a picture because it is gorgeous on.

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And my last beauty favorite is another lipstick and it’s the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in 5855 Let’s Go Crazy. I had an interesting reaction when I initially unboxed this, I thought it was great because I love NARS then I swatched it and saw the color and I got a little nervous. It’s very bright and very pink but all of that went away when I put it on. It’s not as bright on and it’s a gorgeous shade of pink. Like the Sephora lipstick, the next time I wear this I’ll have to remember to take a picture.

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Moving on I have a food favorite. The first is Noosa yogurt. I may or may not have mentioned this yogurt before, but I have two new favorite flavors. The first is key lime. It’s a flavor of yogurt I’ve always loved and when I saw that they had it I had to try it and I love it. And the second is coconut. As a flavor I generally like coconut, I really like Almond Joys, but I don’t ever buy coconut yogurt. I’m glad that I did because it’s so good, I definitely recommend it.

My next favorite will be a shock to no one and it’s NHRA drag racing. The season started earlier this month, we are two races in and it’s already been absolutely insane. Drag racing is my favorite motorsport, it goes NHRA IMSA and IndyCar. I don’t really watch Formula 1 anymore, I’ll catch a race or two during the season but I don’t keep up with it. But back to drag racing, I’m so happy it’s back and I’m back to writing about it and I’ll do so for the rest of the season. So if you’re interested keep an eye out for those posts.

Second to last we have a TV show and it’s season two of The Grand Tour. I love this show, I’ve always loved Clarkson, Hammond and May and I was excited when they decided to do a second season. Considering how much time they collectively spent in the hospital it’s great that they were able to make a full season and I hope they do many more, without the hospital visits of course.

And lastly I have a couple of music favorites. Three songs to be specific. The first is You Got It by Roy Orbison. This song randomly came on my Pandora and it made me smile because I hadn’t heard it in so long. I’m pretty sure they use the chorus of this song for a commercial or two, but the song as a whole is great.

The next song is Love Is For Me by Joe Cocker. I’ve never been a hardcore Joe Cocker fan, but he does have a few songs that I do really like and this is one of them. It’s bluesy, you guys know how much I love the blues and it’s a really fun song to sing.

And my last song favorite is Club At The End Of The Street by Elton John. Sir Elton John has always been one of my favorites, The Grammy’s are doing a salute to Elton later this year and I’m excited to see it. When I came across this song I was shocked because I had never heard it but it’s a really fun song. If you haven’t heard this, or the other two songs definitely look them up on YouTube.

That about wraps it up for this post, if we had any of the same favorites this month let me know and if not I’d love to know what your favorites were.

Until next time, enjoy your favorites and I hope you had a great February :).

-K

Sephora Play post:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/february-sephora-play-unboxing/

My Links:

Twitter: @KSagerson

Instagram: Kyra Sage

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Valentine’s Day treats

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to be doing part two of my Valentine’s posts, fun and delicious treats. There are so many different fun treats for Valentine’s Day, but these are some of my favorites.

First up we have Red Velvet Cake Bites, super simple and delicious.

What you need:

  • 1 box of red velvet cake mix, if you want you can make the cake from scratch
  • 1 container of cream cheese frosting, again if you want you can make it yourself
  • 1 pound of white coating chocolate
  • Red candy melts

What you do:

  • Bake the cake according to the directions on the box.
  • Once you take the cake out let it cool completely, if you want faster cooling you can put it in the freezer. After it’s cooled crumble the entire cake into a bowl.
  • Stir in the frosting, 1/2 a cup at a time, until it reaches the point where it will hold together when formed into a ball.
  • Once you have reached that perfect consistency roll your cake bites into balls, whichever size you prefer and place them on a large baking sheet and put in the refrigerator to set up. That will take about 30 minutes.
  • Melt the white chocolate and dip the balls, making sure that they are evenly coated and place them on parchment paper to set up.
  • Melt the red candy melts and spoon it into a piping bag. Then drizzle it over each cake bite.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Next we have Strawberry Crinkle Cookies. Crinkle cookies are incredibly easy to make and always a crowd favorite.

What you need:

  • 1 box of strawberry cake mix
  • 8 ounces of whipped topping, one container
  • 1 egg
  • Powdered sugar to roll the cookies in
  • Sprinkles to decorate

What you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit then grease a baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl lightly beat the egg and add the cake mix and the whipped topping. Mix well.
  • Once you’ve mixed the ingredients, roll small balls into powdered sugar until they are well coated.
  • Place the cookies on the baking sheet, about an inch apart, and add the sprinkles.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are firm but you don’t want them to brown.
  • Take them out of the oven and let them cool.
  • Serve and enjoy!

And finally, because you can’t have Valentine’s Day without chocolate, we have double chocolate cupcakes.

What you need:

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of boiling water

What you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your tin with paper liners, I use red or pink to be extra festive.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir together.
  • Add in the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and beat on medium speed for one minute. Then stir in the boiling water, don’t worry if the batter is thin because it’s supposed to be that way.
  • Fill the liners about 2/3 of the way full and bake the cupcakes for 18-22 minutes.
  • Cool the cupcakes completely on a wire rack before frosting.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, take this directly from the fridge
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 to 4 tablespoons of heavy cream, you can also use heavy whipping cream or milk
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa

What you do:

  • Place the butter in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Then add in the cream cheese and beat until fully combined and smooth.
  • Add in unsweetened cocoa and mix until fully combined, them add in the powdered sugar and mix on low. Then bump up to medium and beat until it begins to get fluffy.
  • Slowly add in the heavy cream, a little bit at a time, until you get the consistency you want.
  • Beat for about one minute or until fluffy.
  • Pipe onto your cupcakes. I like to with either red and pink sprinkles, hearts or strawberries.
  • Serve and enjoy!

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these treats tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram.

Until next time, part three will be up in a few days and have fun making treats and desserts this Valentine’s Day :).

-K

Twitter: @KSagerson

Instagram: Kyra Sage

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Blogmas Day 17: Christmas cookies

Hi everyone,

Welcome to Blogmas Day 17! Today I’m going to be talking about some Christmas cookie recipes. This week I’m going to be doing a lot of baking and these are some of the recipes that I’m going to be using.

The first cookies I’ll be making are super simple Almond Joy cookies. Almond Joys are one of my favorite candies so this was a no brainer for me.

What you need:

  • One 14 ounces bag of sweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup of chopped lightly salted almonds
  • One 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk

What you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set that aside for later
  • Combine, in a large bowl, the coconut, chocolate chips, almonds and sweetened condensed milk
  • And stir that until fully mixed together
  • Take a cookie scoop and scoop out the dough onto the baking sheet
  • Dip the tips of your fingers into water and use them to shape the cookies into discs, making sure to flatten the tops
  • Bake the cookies for 12-14 minute or until the tips of the coconut are just golden brown
  • Let cookies cool on a baking sheet
  • To store, put in an airtight container
  • Otherwise serve and enjoy!

Next up we have Snickerdoodles, a classic and favorite of many.

What you need:

Cookies

  • 1 cup of room temperature butter
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 3/4 cup of flour

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon

What you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put aside to use later
  • You can do this next step in a stand mixer if you have it or with a hand mixer. In a bowl beat your butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, should be about 2 to 3 minutes. On medium speed add the egg, egg yolk and the vanilla and beat for another minute. Scrape the sides as you go
  • Turn down your mixer to medium low and add in the baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and the 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Then turn down your mixer to low and add in the flour. Mix until it’s just combined
  • In a small bowl make the cinnamon sugar
  • Using a cookie scoop measure out 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball
  • Roll each ball into cinnamon sugar
  • Place the cookies on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes. Turn the cookies halfway through
  • Serve and enjoy!

Second to last we have Eggnog Cookies. I’ve included something eggnog flavored in every treats/drinks post I’ve done so I thought why not here as well.

What you need:

Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and a little bit more for the topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of room temperature unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract
  • 1/2 cup of eggnog

Eggnog Frosting

  • 1/2 cup of room temperature butter. In this recipe the author made a note saying that she used 1/4 cup salted and 1/4 cup unsalted butter. I don’t know what I’ll do when I make these
  • 3-5 tablespoons of eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon of rum extract
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar

What you do:

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Whisk together for 30 seconds
  • For this next part, if you have a stand mixer use the paddle attachment, otherwise use your hand mixer, whip together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add in the egg yolks one at a time making sure to blend after each addition
  • Then add in the vanilla extract, rum extract and eggnog
  • Set your speed to low and slowly add in your dry ingredients until they are just combined
  • Scoop out the dough, in large tablespoonfuls and drop onto your parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Place the cookies about 2 inches apart
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes
  • Rest cookies on baking sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely
  • Once cookies are completely cooled frost with your eggnog frosting and sprinkle lightly with nutmeg
  • Serve and enjoy!

Eggnog Frosting:

  • Whip butter until light and fluffy
  • Add in rum extract, 3 tablespoons of eggnog and powdered sugar
  • Add in the additional eggnog until you reach the desired consistency

And lastly we have a cookie that isn’t strictly for Christmas, but it is my absolute go to when it comes to cookies and they are Raspberry Almond Shortbread cookies. Because I’ve talked about these before I will link that post down below, it has the recipe.

That about wraps it up for this post, if you guys make any of these cookies tweet me a picture or tag me on Instagram. And let me know what kind of cookies are you are making for Christmas.

Until next time, have fun baking and I can’t believe there’s only 8 days until Christmas :).

-K

Raspberry Almond Shortbread Cookies:

https://kyranycoleblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/cookies-you-cant-eat-just-one-of/

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