Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Visions of Sugarplums.....

Now don't fall over when you hear this but this is
my second post for today!!
To see What I created for Lessology just scroll down.

So this little banner has been on my side bar for awhile
just to let you know about a really cool
blog hop that's going on all coordinated by
Lori from Choux-Choux!!
Lots of wonderful post
to get you in the Christmas spirit!!

I was invited to join in all the fun!!

I am sharing a favorite recipe of mine!!
I try to make these every Christmas my family just
loves them.

They are called Jeweled Coconut drops,
And I am sharing the recipe with you!
Just in case you want to give them a try!

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 package (3oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons orange juice
1 teaspoon almond extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3-3/4 cups flaked coconut, divided
1 cup seedless raspberry preserves, warmed

In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until
light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, orange juice and almond extract.
combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed
creamed mixture and mix well.  Stir in 3 cups of coconut.  Refrigerate
for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.  Shape dough into 2-in. balls;
roll in remaining coconut.  Place 2 in apart on ungreased baking
sheet.  Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation
the center of each ball.  Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until lightly
browned.  Remove to wire racks to cool.
Fill each cookie with preserves.

If you leave a comment on my blog and on all
the blogs below your name will be put into a
drawing for some free digital stamps.
And all the other ladies will have something
to share with you to get you in the Christmas mood!

              Jennifer -
           Lori -

I am so glad you stopped by
I hope you have a happy day my sweet friends.
Happy Holidays to you!

Hugs, Linda


Ros said...

These not only sound delicious ... they look delicious!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Those coconut drops look too delicious....maybe I shouldn't make them :)

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, yummy! Those sweets look divine! TFS! I am a big fan of coconut. Need to give these a try. :)

cnelson said...

SCRUMPTIOUS!! These look and sound sooooo GOOD! I'm going to give them a try! TFS!

Lori said...

Your cookies look fabulous! Thanks for sharing the recipe with Visions of Sugarplums today!

Mika said...

Thanks for the recipe! They look delish!

MONICA said...

Las galletas estan diciendo ¡comeme!
Un saludo y feliz Navidad

Gillian Olson said...

Love that card and the recipe and that little snowman in the mug is sooooo cute too. Thanks for sharing.

Becca said...

The cookies look yummy!

Regina Easter said...

oh my yummy yummy...tfs

Sylvia said...

Beautiful looking cookies! How many did you eat? Remember the M&M's, I ate two, I am not an m&m fan, so filling candy tubes is no problem for me! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Have a wonderful day. Bet your house smells so nice.

Netty said...

Totally my favourite cakes....oh bother am now x

Ira said...

Oh wow, coco cookies! I am picking up quite a few delicious recipes during the hop, will surely gain some weight, lol!

Jennifer said...

WOW! These look delicious, I can't wait to try out this recipe! I'm also a new follower from Visions of Sugarplums, so glad to have found your blog.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A very yummy post.

Gayle said...

Those biscuits look delicious and your little snowman is so cute.............your photos Linda are always so amazing. I feel like I am running around chasing my tail at the moment but your biscuits are definitely on my list of things to make for Christmas. xx

Janna Werner said...

Yummie yummie yummi!!! HUUUUGS

Deanna said...

Oh yum, yum they look delicious and that cute snowman in the cup with that wowee bokeh is sooo cute. I will check out the other blogs...thanks for sharing, have fun!!

lisa said...

Linda, these look so, so yummy!!
Thank you so much for sharing your recipe here.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooo yum!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

missing moments said...

I love coconut and these cookies look delicious!

Tracy said...

Yum! They look wonderful and I absolutely adore coconut! :-) Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh I am so going to make this tomorrow!!! I am crazy over baking now (never really a baker), the only thing I know how to make was pumpkin pie, and then I did my first apple crumble and accidentally taste so good that Randy wants me to make another batch, now I am going to make this since he loves coconut! Thanks for sharing!!!

Linda B said...

Yummmm... these look so good. Get the oven warmed up!!!!

Catherine said...

Love the snowman in the cup ~ cute! And those cookies ~ yumm!
xo Catherine

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

OOh wonderful, I can feel my hips expanding as I read, yummy recipe and don't they look good! You can cook too, clever;0) LOL Gay xxx

Lauren said...

These sound really lovely. I know a lot of people don't like coconut, but I LOVE it! I can imagine it would be amazing with cream cheese and raspberry preserves. These are going on my to-bake list!

S. Etole said...

My grandmother used to make these and called them Cherry Winks.

Cynde said...

Your cookies sound delicious. I'm going to make some. My husband loves everything made with cream cheese. Especially cookies and Cheese cake. Thanks for the recipe.

Lynn Richards said...

wow!!! you sure are one busy, talented gal!!! Man, do those cookies look good.

julieprice3 said...

Those coconut drops look delicious! I love your little snowman, delightful!
Hugs Julie P

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Looks and sounds delicious.

Georgianna said...

Hi Linda! Well, I was going to resist making cookies until I saw these. Thank you for the recipe (I think!).

Sending you wishes for a wonderful holiday season. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and your lovely comments!

xo – g

Cynthia Schelzig said...

yummy cooookies....I will try them...thanks for the recipe!!!