Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tis the Season

It is starting to look a lot like Christmas around our house! We have our first family Christmas party to go to tomorrow at my grandma's house so lots of gift wrapping, baking, and hot chocolate drinking took place today.

I made a fun, festive cake for the party. Pictures of it are to come later because you can't get the full effect of the cake until you actually cut a piece of it! Here's a picture of the prepping for the cake..

I also made some Christmas Cookie Brittle to take over. It was super easy to make and put our red and green Christmas chocolate chips to good use!

Christmas Cookie Brittle Recipe

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups chocolate chips

1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Add in chocolate chips.
2. Line a 15in x 10in baking pan with foil and then spray with cooking spray.
3. Press the dough into the pan. Sprinkle with any remaining chocolate chips.
4. Bake at 350' for 20-25 minutes. Cool and then invert pan and remove foil. Break the brittle into pieces and enjoy! 

This recipe can be easily altered by adding nuts, pecans, m&ms, or different color chocolate chips depending on the occasion!


After all of the presents were wrapped I did a little blogging and sipped on a cup of hot chocolate. Between blogging and hot chocolate sipping, I also painted my nails for the party tomorrow.

How are you getting into the Christmas spirit?


  1. Love your nails!! They are SO festive :) My in-laws are currently prepping for a (super-late) Hanukkah party later today so I am doing LOTS of baking to get in the spirit!

    1. Baking is always such a good way to get in the mood for any holidays. Pinterest always is inspiring me to bake new things too!

  2. Sounds like your having a wonderful holiday weekend! Great recipe, thank you so much for sharing =)

    p.s. your nails are adorable!

  3. Christmas music always put me in the holiday spirit. I'm bummed it's already over.

    1. It always comes and goes so quickly!



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