After a banner day of cookie baking yesterday, I set out to make the remainder of my Christmas cookies this morning. First, I made a yummy batch of chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips. Next I made a batch of batter for the peanut butter cookies with a hershey kiss on top, one of my DH's favorites. I've seen numerous recipes for these, but I think I've found the easiest and yummiest one. With one tray of cookies in the oven, I began removing the foil wrappers from the hershey kisses.
Then it hit me, this foil would
"look good on a card".
I began unwrapping the kisses a bit more carefully because the foil is thin and tears easily. When the cookies were all done baking with the hershey kisses placed on top, I headed to my craft table while they cooled and the kisses solidified again.
I carefully spread out the gold striped foils. Next I applied adhesive to a sheet of CS and attached the foils.
Cut to size, I embossed the foil.
I thought this CTMH sentiment stamp was perfect for a card that actually smells like chocolate. Won't it be great to accompany one of the cookie trays I distribute to my neighbors?
The unfortunate part of this story is that my brainstorm put an end to today's cookie baking.
I'll enter this in a few challenges and then I'll share my recipe with you below.
Completely Christmas Challenge #43 - Anything Goes with a Twist of Your Own (Recycling)
Peanut Butter Kisses
1 jar (18oz) creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
48 hershey kisses, unwrapped (9 oz bag)
Preheat over to 350. Combine first 3 ingredients until well blended. Dough will be sticky. With floured hands, toll 1 Tbl. of dough into a 1 1/4 inch ball (walnut size). Place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes until cookie dries and starts to crack. Remove from oven and immediately press hershey kiss into top of cookie. Allow to cool on cookie sheet 1 to 2 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
And now, I must finish addressing my Christmas cards so they can at least be postmarked before Christmas.