Welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas and Holiday Cheer at Oscraps!
We have a ONE DAY ONLY SALE for you today.
|A popular once-a-year party is the Chrismas cookie swap party. Friends and neighbors gather, each bringing one dozen of her holiday specialty for each woman at the party. Cookies are set out to sample and admire and coffee is served. Afterward each one takes home a wonderful variety of festive cookies.”
—Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, facsimile reprint of 1963 edition [Hungry Minds:New York] 2002 (p. 37)
Photo of the Day: Sweet Treats/Cookies/Candy Canes etc.
We’d like to see your traditional Christmas sweets, are they Zimtsterne, Candy Canes, candy cane tootsie pops, home made fudge? Whatever it is, take a picture for the scavenger hunt! And if you are trying to stay away from the sweets this year, what about a picture reminiscent of a candy cane – like the red and white striped stockings on a raggedy ann doll?
Did someone say Freebie?
Yes! With the thought of Christmas cookies dancing in our heads, let’s have a virtual Cookie Exchange! I want to see your favorite Christmas cookie recipe (or candy if you are the peanut brittle or caramel type)! I thought it would be fun to play a game to keep us busy while we wait for the man in red, the baby in the manger, or for the snow to melt so we can get outside again…
Post the recipe for one of your favorite Christmas sweet treats, then take a look at the person who posted above you. If you are feeling adventurous, go out and make their recipe, we’d love to see how you did, disaster or success? Was it as delicious as the previous poster claimed, or not your taste? Psst, remember the photo of the day? You could totally make a recipe from the forum and use that for your photo of the day!
Take a look at the following kits for help in your sweet-scrapping adventure:
Artplay Palette Sweet Christmas by Anna Aspnes
Sugar & Spice by Jennifer Labre Designs
Biscuits de Noel by joanne brisbois
Holly Jolly by joanne brisbois
Yummy Time by Juliana Kneipp
Cook it Up by Traci Murphy Designs
I’ll start us off with a current favorite of mine: Carlsmith Family’s Gingerbread Cookies from EatingWell.
If you want to play, head over to the forum and join in!
Have fun Baking and we’ll see you tomorrow!