Monday, December 13, 2010

Cookies, Christmas and gnomes

Cookies and Christmas, it just goes together so well, doesn't it?
Each year I make at least too types of cookies, and these are the same cookies that my mom used to make each Christmas. Christmas was the one time a year that we would bake cookies growing up, so these certainly bring back Christmas past for me..
For these I used;
2 1/4 sticks of soft butter 
10Ts of sugar
12ts brown sugar
2 eggs
300 grams of flour
1ts baking soda
1ts salt
1 1/2 cups of nuts (I used walnuts)
200 grams of chocolate pieces
they are placed on wax paper by the teaspoon full, with a top or they will get very flat when baked.
Baked on low, 250 or so for 8-10 min.
 My favorite part of these chocolate chip cookies is getting a big chunk of semi sweet chocolate and chopping it up myself..
 And yet another favorite part is dressing up the cookie jar and making it  part of the Christmas decorations, as well as wrapping little individual boxes for neighbors and friends.
 The other night I felted a gnome for Keenan to go with the book Pico the gnome, and well these little guys are addictive, tonight I want to attempt a female. Aren't they sweet?
I though I might make some more and add to my Etsy shop, which I have left positively abandoned.
I used this tutorial and adjusted it to fit my need as I was not making ornament.
~with so much love~


  1. Those gnomes are great! Going to check out that link now - thanks!

  2. The gnomes are really cute! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. And that chocolate . . . mmmm!

  3. Those cookies look yummy!! And the gnomes are adorable!!!

  4. I adore the gnomes!! Great job on them! Kerri

  5. The cookies look dangerously yummy. The presentation (do I love the slips of pine next to the jar? Yes, I do) of the jar is wonderful. And while I am not a great fan of gnomes, yours, with their significant and dignified noses, charm me. They are very well done, by the way -

  6. those gnomes are so cute! The biccies look yummy too, always a great gift!

  7. ciao christina!! i'm an italiam mother. can you insert the google traslater? i don't understand englesh very well....thanks!! peace and love!! kiss from italy Eliana

  8. The gnomes are fabulous! Definitely add to you shop... along with a dozen of those yummy cookies. I have to get inspired to do cookies this year, I am not feeling very motivated.

  9. I thought the cookies looked yummy, but the gnomes are adorable. Who can resist!

  10. those gnomes are addictive! ;) i made two right away. i want to make more but am trying to focus on other things. i didn't think i was going to make mine into ornaments either but then i decided to. the children found them in their advent calendar on the day we decorated the tree.

    i miss you! hope to see you soon?

  11. I love the gnomes, so precious! The cookies look amazing!! Do you happen to know how many cups of flour vs the grams? I do not have a scale in my kitchen that works very well. I will have to try them!

  12. Emily,
    I just measured it out and it comes to about 2.5 cups.
    Hope you enjoy!

  13. Thank you so much and thank you for sharing the recipe! We are going to make them this weekend, yummy!
    Take care,

  14. So cute and yummy and inspiring. Thank you Christina!


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