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Holly Wreaths for the 12 Days of Christmas


Jen at The Three Little Piglets is having a virtual cookie exchange!  Jen emailed me to see if I would be interested in taking part of her 12 Days of Christmas Cookies.  Of course I would, what a great idea!  Today Jen is making for you Holly Wreaths.  Next week I will be making a yummy treat to share as well (hint: chocolate and caramel are involved).  Make sure you check back each day at The Three Little Piglets for other great recipes from lots of other bloggers.  She also has a great Giveaway going on you don’t want to miss.

I’m Jen Matlock, proud Navy wife, mother of three voracious eaters, and culinary student. I write EASY, healthy and delicious budget friendly recipes, with step by step instructions and tips on saving you money on groceries at The Three Little Piglets.

Every year as the holidays approach, it feels like we become more and more pressed for time. Between the shopping, the parties, and the pageants, it’s sometimes easy to lose focus on the most important part of the season – our friends and our families.

Just as important is the food we share with the people we love. Every day I am blessed by the inspiration, support and encouragement of some of the kindest and most talented bloggers, like Erin. I would love to sit down at the table (a very big table) this year and share what we all love so deeply, food.

For me, this is the time of year when I crave the foods that remind me of my childhood, the familiar smells and tastes that make me feel like I’m wrapped up in a cozy blanket, back in my grandmother’s kitchen or rolling out cookies with my mother.

One of the cookies that appears every year in my house, are my grandmother’s spritz cookies. Did you ever notice that as soon as you put the word grandma in front of a recipe it immediately gains stature?  It’s like if you know it’s been around that long, then it must be good. It’s quite a marketing gimmick really…

These cookies are soft and delicate, with just a hint of tang from the cream cheese. And super simple which is equally important in my book!

 

 

Comments

  1. You have me wondering if I still have my cookie press hidden somewhere in my cupboards. These are the best cookies!

  2. You have me wondering if I still have my cookie press hidden somewhere in my cupboards. These are the best cookies!

  3. Thanks so much for having me Erin! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

    • Thank you Jen for the wonderful post! What a great cookie for the Holidays. I think these have memories for so many people!

  4. Thanks so much for having me Erin! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

    • Thank you Jen for the wonderful post! What a great cookie for the Holidays. I think these have memories for so many people!

  5. Gosh, I need to get out my spritz press! These are beautiful!!! Thanks, Jen and Erin!!!

  6. Gosh, I need to get out my spritz press! These are beautiful!!! Thanks, Jen and Erin!!!

  7. What a lovely classic recipe. They look beautiful and will be snatched off your cookie tray. Your photos of the cookies are also great. I hope youhave a great day. Blessings…Mary

  8. What a lovely classic recipe. They look beautiful and will be snatched off your cookie tray. Your photos of the cookies are also great. I hope youhave a great day. Blessings…Mary

  9. Cuteness! We’re having a real-life cookie exchange at my house on Sunday and I’m still trying to decide what to make. This may just be on the list. I love spritz cookies. :)

  10. Cuteness! We’re having a real-life cookie exchange at my house on Sunday and I’m still trying to decide what to make. This may just be on the list. I love spritz cookies. :)

  11. I love that these have cream cheese in them. Beautiful color too, they sound delicious!

  12. I love that these have cream cheese in them. Beautiful color too, they sound delicious!

  13. Oh wow, these are so, so pretty! Very cute. The cream cheese sounds like a perfect, less common flavor for a cookie :)

  14. Oh wow, these are so, so pretty! Very cute. The cream cheese sounds like a perfect, less common flavor for a cookie :)

  15. I used to love making spritz cookies as a kid. The machine was fun to use – like pushing playdough through a mold!

  16. I used to love making spritz cookies as a kid. The machine was fun to use – like pushing playdough through a mold!

  17. This was such a great post Erin and Jen! These cookies are so beautiful and delicate. I recently bought a cookie press and have yet to use it. These will be the first cookies I make with it. Jen, thanks for sharing your family recipe! : )

  18. This was such a great post Erin and Jen! These cookies are so beautiful and delicate. I recently bought a cookie press and have yet to use it. These will be the first cookies I make with it. Jen, thanks for sharing your family recipe! : )

  19. I have been really enjoying Jen’s cookie exchange. These wreaths are very cute! :)

  20. I have been really enjoying Jen’s cookie exchange. These wreaths are very cute! :)

  21. Omg these are adorable! I love all these Christmas cookies! Get’s me all excited for the holiday. I’m going to have to try all of these out!

  22. Omg these are adorable! I love all these Christmas cookies! Get’s me all excited for the holiday. I’m going to have to try all of these out!

  23. So cute! Great pictures as well!

  24. So cute! Great pictures as well!

  25. Erin & Jen, thanks for the shared post! Those are the cutest little cookies — and you’re right, the “Grandma” endorsement gets me every time. :)

  26. Erin & Jen, thanks for the shared post! Those are the cutest little cookies — and you’re right, the “Grandma” endorsement gets me every time. :)

  27. Such pretty little cookies. I never had much luck with my cookie press. Maybe I should try again??

  28. Such pretty little cookies. I never had much luck with my cookie press. Maybe I should try again??

  29. Such beautiful cookies from Jen! These are so cute and festive!

  30. Such beautiful cookies from Jen! These are so cute and festive!

  31. Beautiful cookies. I need to get myself a cookie press.

  32. Beautiful cookies. I need to get myself a cookie press.

  33. These are stunning, Jen! I had a friend who made spritz cookies every year and we exchanged at that time (we no longer live near each other). They were always so delicious! Thanks for sharing such a warm memory!

  34. These are stunning, Jen! I had a friend who made spritz cookies every year and we exchanged at that time (we no longer live near each other). They were always so delicious! Thanks for sharing such a warm memory!

  35. These cookies look picture perfect! So so cute! :)

  36. These cookies look picture perfect! So so cute! :)

  37. what a lovely and yummy cookies jen, tq fr sharing the recipe and nice to meet u :)
    tq erin fr featuring jen today, good looking cookies! ;)

  38. what a lovely and yummy cookies jen, tq fr sharing the recipe and nice to meet u :)
    tq erin fr featuring jen today, good looking cookies! ;)

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