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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Flower Cookies & Cookie Kit Giveaway From Canadian Tire

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I love pretty cookies at Christmas! In my kitchen this week,  I had some fun making these darling cookies with some new items from the Cake Boss line from Canadian Tire and which was so generously sent to me by Canadian Tire for my Christmas baking projects.  These cookies may look a little bit complicated, but they are very easy to make using the Flower Cookie Pan from the Cake Boss line.
These cookies are so cute to add to any cookie plate during the holiday season. And a simple sugar cookie or spritz cookie recipe will work for this baking project.  I used my favorite sugar cookie recipe and then added a little frosting, red sprinkles and cherries as the finishing touch.
The Cake Boss Flower Cookie Pan made this project a breeze by providing the shapes for the flowers .
I just love this pan and I wish I had something like this when my daughter was younger so I could use it for things like birthday parties and special days.
I think it`s a wonderful addition to my baking equipment and I know I will use it often!
It makes 12 cookies at time and features a non-stick coating for easy release and clean up.
Here`s how I made them:
Groovy Christmas Flower Cookies
{makes 2-2 1/2 dozen cookies}

Ingredients:
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 tbsp milk
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Then add milk and vanilla.
2. In another bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
3.Add flour mixture to butter mixture gradually. Beat until mixed to form soft dough.
4. Using teaspoon, fill each cookie well with dough and gently flatten with fingers.
5. Bake  in 325 oven for 8-10 minutes or until cookie edges are slightly brown. Let cool in groovy cookie sheet for a few minutes.Then pop out and  transfer to cooling rack. {I used an edge of a knife to pop each cookie out.}
These adorable cookies are perfect for decorating with frosting and sprinkles.
I piped some white icing on each cookie, placed half a cherry in the center and sprinkled with red sugar.

Then I added these pretty cookies to the rest of my Christmas cookie collection on this beautiful Cake Boss 2 Tier Cake Server.
And I can store other cookies in this too cute Cake Boss Blue & White Ribbon Jar.
The Cake Boss line at Canadian Tire is a beautiful, high quality collection including pans, bowls, spatulas, whisks and more...all affordably  priced  and perfect for any level of baking skill.You might be familiar with the popular TLC reality show `Cake Boss` where a family-owned bakery in Jersey shares their many baking talents with the beautiful cakes they create. Main baker BuddyValastro has designed this beautiful line of bakeware which is a Canadian Tire exclusive.
Here is everything that Canadian Tire sent me to use for my Christmas baking:

I love the pretty details of the line...like the patterns on the measuring cups and spoons.
And Canadian Tire has very generously donated a Cake Boss Cookie Kit for one Echoes of Laughter reader!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

The Cake Boss Cookie Kit will include:

To Enter:
1. You must be 18 years old and reside in Canada.
2. To enter, please leave a comment below telling me what your favorite Christmas cookie is, AND leave a valid email address so I can contact you if you are the winner!
3. One entry per person.
4. Contest closes at midnight on December 19, 2013. Items will be shipped directly from Canadian Tire to winner`s home. Allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.

Good Luck & Happy Baking!

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51 comments:

Chardawneh said...

Sugar cookies with sprinkles on top, simple and traditional.

Casey Nickerson said...

Ohhh that line of bake ware is beautiful! My favorite Christmas cookie to bake is whipped shortbread :)

Landi Verbeem said...

My favorite Christmas cookie is shortbread with sprinkles

Dwayne Kimoto said...

I love soft shortbread with candied cherries

Maman On fait quoi said...

My favorite cookie is the Grandma's Shortbread Cookies. When I was a teen, my mom and I tried this recipe from the Benson's corn starch box and it's been my favorite Christmas cookie recipe since. I now make them with my children.

http://achfood.ca/canbenrecipe_shortbread.htm

Robin Ide said...

My absolute favourite Christmas cookie is still an iced sugar cookie in some sort of holiday shape.
Not sure if it's the good memories I have of making them with my mom as a child or with my boys as they were growing up or perhaps it's simply that I love the cookies...period!
With a nice hot cup of tea, of course!

Thanks for the chance to win and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Natasha deVries said...

I love shortbread!!! ...this is a lovely gift!!!

Melissa said...

My favourite cookies are chocolate peppermint mmmmmm.....
Merry Christmas to you, love your blog!

GG said...

My favorite cookie is the snickerdoodle, love the cinnamon.

Erika E said...

My favourite Christmas cookies are shortbread with half dipped in chocolate.

joblo13 said...

I love love love soft Gingerbread cookies made into gingerbread men! The smell of them baking is heavenly and it reminds me of when I was growing up and I would help my Mom decorate each one. Shortbread cookies are a close runner up too! Merry Christmas!

Sue2Sueper said...

My favorite cookie to make at XMAS time is Sugar cookies, remember making them with mom as a kid. <3

sue2sueper (at) gmail (dot) com

Patricia B said...

My favorite is shortbread! Love them and only get them once a year. Yummy!

Wendi Briggs said...

My favourite is a sugar cookie decorated with icing...especially the ones decorated by my 4 year old!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Cindy said...

I was very excited when I saw these in the C-Tire flyer. I showed them to my husband with a hint-hint included. I would love to win them! That would be very exiting!
My favourite cookie a sugar cookie topped with icing, they are so good.
thank you, Angie and thank you Canadian Tire for a chance to win this lovely kit.
Hugs, cindy

Dawn F said...

Nice giveaway! My favorite Christmas cookie are sandbakkels - a Norwegian cookie that my mom always makes. Yum!

Vicki said...

My favourite cookie at Christmas are peanut butter balls or snow balls. Although I don't think I have met a cookie I didn't like!

Jo-Anna@APrettyLife said...

Beautiful cookies Angie...and great giveaway! My favourite Christmas cookies are Whipped Shortbread! Yum...

Vicki said...

My favourite cookie at Christmas are peanut butter balls or snow balls. Although I don't think I have met a cookie I didn't like!

stressedmothermaxed said...

These look great! My favorite cookie are coconut chocolate macaroons, yummy!

Shelley said...

You have such great giveaways! My favourite cookies are "haystacks". Reminds me of my grandma, growing up and Christmas...still can't eat just one!

Regards,

Shelley

Bette Creek said...

My Favourite cookies are Gingersnaps. I love the crunchiness.

Virginia said...

My favourite Christmas cookie is Gingersnaps. Our danish student has introduced us to pepper nuts (which kinda look like dog food pellets) but are yummy spicy cookies!

sara said...

My favorite Christmas cookies are my Dad's shortbreads. I don't REALLY even like the taste of them, but the tradition of him making them and is something I will always cherish and remember.

Shift Mama said...

My favourite are gingerbread cookies. Which reminds me….I should make some!

Lillian Leung said...

My absolute favorite are gingerbread cookies!!

Farquist said...

Scottish shortbread. My grandmother's recipe. Melt in your mouth!

Sharon said...

Nice baking gifts. The flower pan is delightful.
My favorite cookie is the thumbprint. It is so versatile the whole year through.

Lori said...

My favorite holiday cookie is Polish kieflies! When I was just a small girl my Mom, Busia, and Aunties would gather on a Sunday and spend the whole day baking them! All of them are gone now and seriously I do a large batch each year by myself in their memory! What a warm memory of the holiday, those loving ladies! Lori

Magnolius T. said...

My favourite type of holiday cookies are liebkuchen. maggiestilson @ yahoo dot ca

Judy C said...

My favourite type of holiday cookie is shortbread with toffee bit in it.
jlcmrc@gmail.com

sara denyer said...

Mmmmm gingersnaps then shortbread a close second. s.denyer@sasktel.net

V said...

Fav are whipped shortbreads. They just melt in your mouth. My Mom used to make them...


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fresh.by jess said...

Shortbread cookies are my favorite! :) jleigh9@sasktel.net

jennifer schofield said...

My favorite Christmas cookies are gingers snaps :) Schofieldj26@gmail.com

Jonnie (JB) said...

Definitely whipped shortbread cookies with tons of icing

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

Tiffany Grisdale said...

My favourite cookie is by far a chewy sugar cookie with icing! Or maybe a ginger molasses cookie or maybe a cranberry shortbread. Oh heck, I love lots of them!

Katrina Murphy said...

I love shortbreads with almond icing...true Christmas treat

stephcia said...

I absolutely love my mom's brownie cookies with a layer of icing and a strawberry on top. It looks like a santa clause hat! I love taking them to all my holiday events. This kit would help me and my little sister make them next year!

Alyssa K said...

I love old fashioned Christmas sugar cookies! So easy to make and so diverse you can do a lot with them! This prize is amazing!

Mommy Moment said...

I love whipped shortbread! I have so many other favorites too.
This is a wonderful giveaway!

dana Feltham said...

I love whipped shortbread.

Nicole Veinotte said...

I still love a simple shortbread cookie, made with real butter, of course. A tiny dab of icing in the middle and one silver ball on the icing.

Nancy said...

Love your cookies! My favorite is my moms sugar cookies, I like to make them just because it is her recipe.
nancyschofield@hotmail.com

Julia said...

Shortbread cookies, but I've never turned down a cookie.

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I want to come to your house for a party! You make AMAZING looking food :) I love that pan - what fun! I just might have to head over there and pick one up!

Misfit Momma said...

I love those jam filled butter cookies. Can't remember the name for them though. Shortbread is another favorite. Yours all look so delicious!

misfitmomma at gmail dot com

Rana Kaddumi said...

My favorite Christmas cookie would have to be decorated sugar cookies. Mainly for the decorating bit. :) but I looove making almond Rocha for Christmas. My mom taught me how to when I was a kid and its not Christmas without it now. :)

keebler2200 at gmail dot com

Rana Kaddumi said...

My favorite Christmas cookie would have to be decorated sugar cookies. Mainly for the decorating bit. :) but I looove making almond Rocha for Christmas. My mom taught me how to when I was a kid and its not Christmas without it now. :)

keebler2200 at gmail dot com

Angela M said...

My favourite Christmas cookie is Whipped Shortbread with a cherry on top:)

skyalive1976(at)gmail(dot)com

Nicki Joseph said...

gingerbread cookies are my favorite! Thanks so much! nickijoseph91@gmail.com

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