December 24, 2010

MFT's Holiday Edition: Part 2

Well, we're down the home stretch! I just can't believe it--Christmas Eve is only minutes away! So I wanted to share a few favorite things I've found searching the blogosphere and on other sites. I think they'll come in handy if you're looking for a couple of last minute cute and crafty gifts to give away.

Cheryl's Holiday Crafty Picks
  1. This first item definitely falls in the cute category! I was watching the Mr. Food segment during the lunchtime news broadcast, when I saw these, and knew I had to make these this year:

Aren't they too cute?? The cool thing about these cookies is that they don't require any mixing or forming dough into balls! Here's the recipe:

Cooking Time: 8 min
  • 1 (18-ounce) package refrigerated peanut butter or sugar cookie dough
  • 48 small pretzel twists
  • 48 brown M&M's candies
  • 24 red M&M's candies
  1. Place cookie dough in freezer for 15 minutes, or until firm. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut dough into 24 slices and place slices 2 inches apart on large ungreased cookie sheets. Pinch in each side to form an hourglass shape.
  3. Position 2 pretzels at top of each slice to form antlers then create eyes with brown candies and noses with red candies.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 24 cookies.

Let me know if you try them...I'm getting my bake on with these lil' rascals Christmas Eve!!

2. Speaking of reindeer, this next item is probably something you've seen before, but I think they would be cute enough to add to a gift or stand alone...

Now you remember?? I saw these on Melissa Oliveira's blog here. She has a tutorial for this cutie, and several other Christmas crafts. Although it might be a little late to make some of her other projects, I definitely plan on bookmarking her blog in hopes of finding some crafty holiday goodness for next year!

3. Finally, I was checking out the gallery over at 2 Peas when I had to take a closer look at this:

Tracy took a tray that she found at a garage sale, altered it, and added pics from different years to make this memorable keepsake! Now I'm sure you've seen the 7 Gypsies Printers Trays. I like them, but I didn't think I would want to make one for myself. However, after seeing Tracy's version, I plan on taking the pics from our family's Christmas gathering this year and over the years, and make one soon! Now this is one of those post-holiday projects. In case you'd like to check out Tracy's blog, you can find it here.

Well, I've gotta go get a little shuteye...have a lot to do this last day before Christmas! I hope you enjoyed my favorite things, and get a chance to try a couple of them. Let me know if you do, okay? Take care!



  1. Thanks Cheryl! Can't wait to see the one that you make! Tracy

  2. Love, love, love the reindeer cookies! I am stealing this idea for sure!