Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Virtual Cookie Exchange - Santa Snowflakes Recipe and Giveaway!!


Hi everyone!

I am so excited to participate in my very first Virtual Cookie Exchange.  I want to thank Carol S from Just Let Me Quilt for allowing me to share a recipe with you.  What I'll be making today is Santa Snowflakes!!

This is a recipe that is very dear to me as it was one that I acquired from my elderly neighbor many years ago.  It is one of my son's, Bryan,  favorites back then and oh so simple.

Let me first show you the ingredients you need to make them!


Here is what you will be needing:

2 eggs separated (using on the whites)
1 tsp. vanilla and add 1 tbsp of water
1 pinch of salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar (add gradually)
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chocolate morsels
and a little Crisco or spray for greasing the pan.

Here's what to do:

Beat the egg whites real well then add in the vanilla, water and salt.  Beat that all together.


Whipping up the egg whites, add in the granulated sugar gradually, beat for 4-5 minutes until the batter is stiff.


Next, put aluminum foil, shiny side up, on your cookie sheets and grease.

Next, by hand, add your walnuts and chocolate chips.  Spoon by teaspoon onto your greased sheets.  I used a large and medium size one.


Now, here is the wonderfulness of this recipe.  Say you just finished baking a batch of one of the other wonderful recipes from this Virtual Cookie Exchange and you had your oven already at 375 degrees.  Put your Santa Snowflakes in the oven and turn it OFF!!  Yes, that is what I said, TURN IT OFF!!

At this point you can go do something else for 2 hours, because that is how long you leave these in your oven.  After two hours, the pans are cool to the touch and you can remove them from your oven, peel them off the aluminum foil and enjoy!

I usually make a batch of these at the end of each day I bake, so if I bake three days, then I have three batches of Santa Snowflakes with little effort.

Thank you for visiting my blog, Deb's Rustic Quilting, and stop back every Thursday for my weekly post!

There will be a Christmas GIVEAWAY of some Christmas craft items!  All you need to do is follow me either by bloglovin or by email and enter a comment that you are following me for the first entry and you can have a second entry by telling me what is your favorite Christmas Carol!  That's it!

Thank you and Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

Be sure to visit these other blogs for more yummy recipes:



30 comments:

  1. These sound so easy and delicious! I will definitely have to try them. Thanks for baking along with me!

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    1. My pleasure, Carol! These are super simple, and you feel like you made a lot of cookies for the day!

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  2. These cookies must be little meringues; I love the addition of the nuts and chips.

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    1. Super simple, kids love them!! This batch I ate all by myself, it took a while though.

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  3. You're on quite a roll. You've got your decorations up and you're baking cookies.

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    1. I only made some chocolate chips, and these, both of which are gone already. My real baking begins this weekend and next week. Now if I get my cards written, I'll be in good shape. Began wrapping presents last night and tonight and will continue that for another day.

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  4. Thanks for the recipe, sounds yummy answer simple too . I am now following 😊

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    1. Very simple, Sheila! Give them a try, you won't be disappointed! Thanks for following and Merry Christmas!

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  5. I'm going to have to try this. Thank you for sharing it!

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    1. These are so simple, hope you get to try a batch. Happy Holidays!

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  6. Those sound really yummy. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. They are very yummy! Thank you for your comment and Merry Christmas!

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  7. Thank you very much for hopping and sharing your recipe. These are very similar to "Go To Bed" cookies my Grandma would make for me and I loved them so much but her recipe has been lost for years.

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    1. I hope that you can give these a try and see if perhaps they are the same! They melt in your mouth! I could see them being called "Go To Bed" cookies. :)

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  8. You make those Santa Snowflakes look so easy to make. I've got lots of red and green M&Ms that I think I'll try instead of the walnuts and chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am a new email follower. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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    2. M&M's should work fine. I have a recipe for M&M cookies that are really good. Thanks for following and good luck in giveaway!

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  9. My favorite Christmas Carol is What Child is This. I've loved it since I first heard it. kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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    2. I agree, What Child is This, is a wonderful Christmas Carol. I think my favorite is Silver Bells, I love so many, also Mary's Boy Child. Beautiful!! I accidentally used my hubby's email instead of mine that is why I deleted and posted again. Sorry!!!

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  10. Hiya!!! I just signed up for your posts by email. What a great recipe. Thanks so much. Blessed be, hugs!!!
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're very welcome. Good Luck in the Giveaway!

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  11. It's impossible to pick out one favorite Christmas song---I love them all!!! Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  12. Never made a cookie like this. Sounds like a fun cookie to make.

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    1. They are delicious! Give them a try!

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  13. Hi Debbie! Your Santa Snowflakes sound so yummy! I will surely add them to my list for this year! My mom used to make Lace Cookies that used egg whites and baked in an "off" oven. They contained coconut, but were so good!

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    1. I hope you do give them a try. I have made two batches thus far this year. So simple to throw together. Enjoy!

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  14. I am a new Bloglovin' follower!

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    1. Thank you for following and good luck on giveaway!

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