Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Walnut Wreath Cookies

Welcome to the Homemaking Party!

Mom was helping me come up with some ideas for holiday baking and told me about these Wreath Cookies that my great-grandma used to make. They're super easy and taste awesome! You can find the recipe below, but first...

Check out the adorable ballet bag I bought for Avalon from Heather Rogers Designs on Etsy*. What first got me excited about this bag was that I could personalize it with her name, and even choose her hair and skin color! Besides that, at only $20, I figured it was a good investment to keep her ballet things organized.

Once I received it, I realized what a great investment it really was! First off, the bag is way bigger than I was expecting. The measurements are, 14"W x 18"H x 2"D, which is plenty big enough for her to use into her teen years. I'm also impressed by the quality of the canvas bag. The design is dyed into the fabric, rather than ironed on, for a much better quality product.

Heather has over 2,500 items to choose from in her Etsy shop---lots of bags, mugs, phone covers, and clothing items to choose from---all personalized. You can find tons of gifts in Heather's shop and, best of all, you'll be supporting a home-based business to boot! Check out Heather Rogers Designs and tell her you saw her here! (I've always wanted to say something commercial-ly like that!)

Now, as promised, a yummy recipe!

Grammy Annabelle's Wreath Cookies
1 c. butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs, separated
2 c. flour
2 c. chopped nuts
7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 c. chocolate chips

Cream sugar and butter. Blend in egg yolks. Add flour and mix well, then form into small balls. Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until frothy. Dip dough balls in egg whites and then roll in nuts. Set them on a cookie sheet and press down the center of each cookie. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes, then remove from oven and immediately press down center again. Cool completely. For filling, melt milk and chocolate and stir until smooth. Spoon into cookie centers and let cool until hardened. 

Now it's time for the Homemaking Party---I can't wait to see what you've got to share! 

*I was given a discount on my purchase in exchange for this review. Review was solicited by me because I LOVE this bag! All opinions are honest and are my own.

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  1. Thans so much for hosting Sarah! Pinned the cookies! They are a great idea and look delicious!

  2. Thank you for the link up :) :) :) I love that bag ~ so cute! And those cookies look YUMMY!! Have a beautiful day!! :)

  3. Hi Sarah, Love the holiday flair! Thanks for the party! Theresa @DearCreatives

  4. Thanks for hosting - those cookies look great! :D

  5. Good morning, Sarah. Thank you for hosting the blog party. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  6. Grammy's cookies look so nice and just like I remember as a kid! Thank you for featuring them. AND I love Avalon's bag! love, mom

  7. That is my kind of cookie. Another recipe to add to my "I want to make" list. That bag is adorable, too!!

  8. Those cookies look lovely. I am going to pin them to add to my list. Thanks so much for the party!

  9. You know, I haven't recovered from my cheating LAST holiday season. Been struggling with just plain stopping the gluten and sugar I've allowed too much of in my diet. These cookies with all that butter and sugar - Gah! I'm working on healthy alternatives, but then no one else in my family wants to eat them. How do I healthy alternative a Spritz cookie? Lots of yummies at the party this week!

  10. Thanks for hosting! I found your linky party through Faith Filled Food for Moms.

  11. Please add me to your homemaking party list - barb@alifeinbalance.net

  12. can you leave the nuts out? I am allergic to them. the cookies do look yummy thanks

  13. Thanks for the great post & for hosting & God bless!

  14. I like that you do these "linky" parties. Everyone has so many neat ideas. thx

  15. My grandmother's name is Annie Bell and I named my second daughter Annabelle after her. Such a pretty name.

  16. The wreath cookies look so good!

  17. sooo süße bilder!!! danke und liebe grüße von angie aus deutschland


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