Saturday, December 10, 2011

Well the time has come...

To announce the winner of the Holiday Star Giveaway!!

But first, after talking about all the Christmas cookies my mom and I used to do, I thought I would do a quick and dirty 12 days of Christmas Cookies (and maybe some candy too) posts over the next 12 days! So.. here is the first recipe!

(Swedish Coconut Oatmeal Cookies)
These were my Grandfather's favorites and we always made sure to make a batch!

1 Cup Shredded Coconut
1/2 cup butter or margerine
1 Cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 Cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Put coconut in a shallow pan and toast in a slow oven (325*F) until delicately browned. Stir occasionally. Cool and crush with a rolling pin. Cream butter. Add sugar and cream together thoroughly. Add egg and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Add oats, nuts and coconut. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cooky sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a small glass dipped in flour. Bake in moderate oven (375*) 6-8 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen.

Be sure to check back tomorrow to see which recipe I post!

Ok... onto the winner... and the winner is... oh and I did add up all the entries, and checked on everyone and then counted up all the entries (88 total!!!--wow) and then I went to and entered the numbers and the WINNER IS.... Jodi of Crafts by Jodi!!! Congratulations for winning my first giveaway!!!

I want to personally thank everyone who entered my Giveaway and has joined my blog and followed along! Keep a weather eye (ala Jack Sparrow) on my blog for my next giveaway, which I am planning on in January of 2012! 

Happy crafting, happy baking and may each and everyone of you have a Blessed Merry Christmas!!