Valentines Day will be here soon. I found this recipe from People magazine from one of the Chopped judges. It looks really good and super easy. You could add chocolate chips to make them even better. Homemade cookies are great gifts for your sweetie! xoxo
Maneet Chauhan’s Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
1½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground allspice
1 cup packed light brown sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs, at room temperature
4 tsp. liquid red food coloring
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
¾ tsp. pure vanilla extract
½ cup powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and allspice in a medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in food coloring, vinegar and vanilla until well blended. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients and beat just until combined (the dough will be soft and sticky).
3. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl. Using a 1½-tablespoon cookie scoop, drop scoops of dough into powdered sugar, rolling dough into 24 balls. Place 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.
4. Bake until cookies are puffed and tops are cracked, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes; transfer to cooling rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes.
Makes: 24 cookies
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
I love all the holiday shopping ideas. I received a catalog in the mail from Uncommon Goods. Awesome items and so unusual. Check out these tequila glasses made from real Himalayan salt. Makes me want to grab my lime, salt and do the Merengue! Feliz Navidad! xoxo
Made from Himalayan sea salt, these festive glasses are highlighted by the thinly veiled, translucent appearance of rose quartz. Perfect for tequila or even mezcal, these innovative vessels offer a salty twinge to your taste buds, but with a more nuanced flavor than ordinary table salt. Salt is naturally antibacterial so you don’t have to worry about cleaning mid-fiesta, and the strong salt minerals keep the shot glasses strong through many festive toasts.
Etsy has a lot of really cool things. I came across celebrity wrapping paper. How funny to wrap your girlfriends gifts up with Kim K and the infamous champagne bottle! How about Drake? He’s an honorary wildcat!
How cute are these socks? These are a purrfect gifts for the cat or dog lover in your life. You just upload a photo and you are on your way to custom made cuteness!
Just go to https://gopupsocks.com/ and get yours! xoxo
Men are so hard to buy for. Every year I think, what am I going to get Dad and Brent? Men’s clothes are boring and there’s only so many ties that they need or want!
I was looking around and found these super fun socks. These days the more wild the sock the better since socks are the new ties. Who wouldn’t want to wear these works of art? I think these socks are awesome. xoxo
I happened to be looking thru some gift guides online and I ran across a gift for the chef who has everything! A personalized cookie cutter. How fun is that! xoxo
Oprah releases her Favorite Things each Christmas. It’s really interesting to see all the fun products that she highlights every year. You never can get the crust really crisp in a regular oven like they do in restaurants. You just put it on your grill and you have a crispy crust that will make your pizza go from ho hum to yum yum!
I received a funny email the other day from my friend Denise. I call her Dennis. She said, “This ad was in my feed today and I think they got me mixed up with Bubbly Horse!” It seems that Nordstrom released their holiday items and this lovely shoe was included. Looks like a perfect gift for the princess in your life (or just wait and somebody will knock it off soon)! xoxox
I’m sure you’ve noticed athletic shoes are all the rage. Add glitter and some marabou fur and there’s instant fun! I found these on Kate Spade and if you hurry you can get 15% off and free shipping. Perfect for the upcoming holidays, or if you’re like me, everyday wear! xoxo