Monday, November 30, 2020

Virtual Cookie Exchange 2020


Every year I look forward to this Blog hop. The Virtual Cookie Exchange has provide us with many tasty treats to share with our family and friends. A big thank you to Carol  from Just Let Me Quilt for hosting us and rounding us up to put on this event.

This is Day 1 so you are in for a treat, just visit everyone to collect their recipes abd your kitchen will smell just as delicious as our own kitchen, It is especially nice at this time of the year to have those wonderful Christmas baking scent floating through the house. Sometimes I wish they would create that scent for the air freshers.

December 1

Creatin' in the Sticks 

Doreen – Just Let Me Quilt Guest

Bumbleberry Stitches

Home Sewn By Us

Quilt Schmilt

Food for Thought

Life in the Scrapatch

Ms P Designs USA

Just Sew Quilter

Cathie's Craftworks

Cynthia's Creating Ark - You are Here-

 December 2


Karen's Korner

Sew Many Yarns

Selina Quilts

Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life

Days Filled With Joy

Words & Stitches

Just Because Quilts


December 3



DayBrook Designs

Karrin’s Crazy World

Samelia's Mum

Songbird Designs

For The Love Of Geese

Stitchin At Home

Dreamworthy Quilts

That Fabric Feeling

 December 4

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Fabrication

DesertSky Quilting

Seams To Be Sew

Happy Cottage Quilter

Pumpkin Patch Patterns & Quilting

The Darling Dogwood

Kathleen McMusing


This year I have been treating my family and friends with this recipe. Let's just say we have tested this recipe a number of times leading up to this event. 

Ice Box Cookies


1 cup Butter, softened

1 cup Icing Sugar, sifted

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 1/2 cups plain flour, sifted

1/2 tsp salt. 

Nuts/ chocolate to top cookies (optional)


In a mixing bowl cream butter and both sugars. Add egg and vanilla and mix together. Add flour and salt and mix together. Split the mixture into half and roll each half in to a log and wrap in cling film. Repeat with the other half.

Chill logs for at least 2 hours but you can make the dough the day before and chill overnight. 

Preheat your oven to  170 degrees C (350 degrees F) while you prepare the cookies.  

Remove logs from the fridge and slice in to disks ( about 5mm / 1/8") It's is up to you . Just remind if you cut them thicker they will need a little longer in the oven.  Arrange on baking trays leaving space around them. They spread a little bit but not too much.

Once they are on the trays you can top each cookie with nuts or chocolate for a bit of Christmas Bling or leave them plain. Bake for 10- 12 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Keep an eye on them as I found the 2-3 batches many only need 8- 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on the trays. Store in an airtight container if they last that long.  Makes 30 cookies approx.

They will make great gifts wrapped sipmply in cellophane with a nice ribbon or a nice container. A tin filled with a cookie selection wrapped in a Christmas tea towel, would be a lovely gift idea.

Make sure you visit everyone on the list collect their recipes, don't forget to leave a little love in their comments boxes.

Here is the printer Friendly version 

Until Next Time

Keep Baking



Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

They look and sound very yummy!! I'll have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing xx

Carla said...

These cookies look delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Merry Christmas!

Stitchin At Home said...

I like icebox cookies and this recipe looks good! Thanks!

Carol said...

The cookies look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Carol Swift said...

I love the idea of rolling and slicing these yummy looking cookies. Definitely on my baking list! What's your favorite topping on them? Thank you for sharing your recipe and hopping with us!

Scrapatches said...

Happy Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange, Cynthia! Thank you for the yummy looking cookie recipe. I think I have a very similar recipe in my old recipe box that I have not made in years. We used to add a chocolate "buttons" to the top, when we were children. Later my children put mini peanut butter cups or rolos on the top. These are so easy and delicious, I am adding your recipe to my baking this year. May you and yours have a safe and happy holiday season ... <3 Pat

Calicojoan said...

Simple and charming with lots of way to top them. Great recipe.

Kathleen said...

These cookies look like my Grandmother's sand tarts. I'll compare the recipe hers are always a bit sketchy!

Karrin Hurd said...

Thanks so much for the recipe. I used to make these years ago.

Sharon said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe! Merry Christmas!

CathieJ said...

Those cookies look delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Carol Andrews said...

I love these cookies and the memories they evoke! This is the same recipe my Mom made when we were growing up and I still make. I remember slicing glacé cherries to decorate them with. Thank you for bringing back the memories and sharing a recipe for others to enjoy.

Sherrie said...

Your cookies look so yummy, thanks for sharing.
Have a great day!

Marjorie said...

I have done the taste test on these. Great bikkies and they smell delicious.

Beatrice said...

These look wonderful! My kind of cookies, thanks for sharing.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

YUM! Thanks for the recipe :)

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

These sound very good! My mom used to make an "icebox" cake. Wish I had that recipe! LOL Thanks for sharing!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Cynthia! Oh, yummy - I remember a recipe similar to this when I was young. I didn't quite get what an icebox was!?! I'll bet these are just as good as that old recipe. Thanks so much for sharing. This is definitely a keeper. ~smile~ Roseanne

Charlene McCain said...

These look delicious and easy to make. My kind of cookie! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

LJ said...

Great sounding cookie recipe. I loved all the different nuts that you added to the cookies. Nuts make any things great.

Karen's Korner said...

I am a no fuss cook and they sound like my sort of recipe. Thank you for sharing.

Lyndsey said...

That recipe sounds great. I will be making these later in the week. My son has asked me to make some cookies he can take to work to share and these are perfect. I'll get to taste as well but won't get the chance to eat too many.

tink's mom said...

These sound wonderful. Will be great sitting around the tree with a cup of tea and wonderful music. It's the simple things that keep the holiday merry.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Icebox cookies have always been one of my favourites. I remember my mother making a version that ended up looking like a pink and chocolate checkerboard. The recipe is long gone unfortunately.

beaquilter said...

yummy cookies

piecefulwendy said...

I'd have to put chocolate on my cookie, since I like chocolate much more than nuts. They look very tasty!