For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday's Recipe - along with a cookie exchange this weekend . . .

Okay the following cookies are my rejects - color off and too soft - but I had already bagged the others - no matter - they are to die for!


Put 2 eggs out – separate and bring to room temperature.

Preheat over to 370 degrees and forget it… it must be on 15 minutes of longer


2 egg whites at room temperature (NO YOLKS)

¾ cup granulated sugar

1 ½ cup mint chocolate chips – 1- 6 to 8 0z. Package

½ teaspoon cream of tartar

½ teaspoon vanilla

Dash of salt

Green food coloring


Beat egg whites only until frothy/foamy.

Then add cream of tartar.

Continue beating and slowly add sugar during beating.

Add salt-beat until stiff (peak stage).

Add vanilla.

Add 6 drop of green food coloring.

Add chips and fold all together.

Drop by teaspoons on cookie sheet which has been greased.

Put cookie sheet in oven.


Let set at least 5 hours or overnight if possible.

Can be placed close together as they do not spread of change shape.

Enjoy! My mom's recipe.

Thought for the day:

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

- Melody Beattie


Saturday morning was a cookie exchange with Joyce Flour Power who doesn't blog anymore, Cheri an Atlanta Blogger, and my daughter> We attended it at Joyce's daughter Annie's house. She's a beautiful gal, a wonderful host, and has a lovely home.

Now these are in random order...

Cookies were set all the way around the kitchen.

This was the light breakfast they served us! It was delish.

Here is Joyce, Kelly, and Cheri

These were some of Annie's friends.

More cookies to share. We would go round and round and collect two every time we went around.

Joyce and Annie gave everyone a beautiful scarf in a goodie bag.

There was a complete hot chocolate bar. Anything you could want was there.

Here is the group of us!



Jill said...

Looks like a great time and your cookies look good!

laurie said...

beautiful, the kitchen is beautiful too, (I love the color of those cabinettes) the mint cookies of your mums are so different, I think they are a must for me to try.
What a lovely time you had the scarves are such a nice gift, you all look wonderful, beautiful post!!!

Loveforfood said...

seems like everyone is having a great time. cheers!

Kim said...

It looks like a great time. I am going to a cookie exchange this weekend. Looking forward to seeing (and tasting) what everyone makes.

Belle said...

What a great idea! I've never been to a cookie exchange and it looks like a lot of fun. I love the Santa Bunny Turkey guy up top.

Remington said...

What fun! Everything looks so yummy! BTW -- LOVE the kitchen! BEAUTIFUL!

Knitty said...

Looks like you had a great time with a lovely bunch of women.

Thanks for posting that recipe. I have it, but had forgotten about it. Like everything other part of my life, I get in ruts.

TexWisGirl said...

hopped up on sugar and chocolate! my kinda party!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Looks like so much fun! I was visiting my Grandson and getting my own kind of! Yummy cookies you made! hugs, Linda

Jeanie said...

The cookie exchange sounds like it was great fun. I went to some years ago but hadn't thought about them for a while. What a good way for women to get together and share the spirit of the season.

Flora said...

Sounds like a fun time! Thanks for the recipe!

Flora said...

Sounds like a fun time! Thanks for the recipe!

Kim said...

I keep re-reading the recipe. Am I missing something?? How long do you leave them in the oven?? Not 5 hours ?? I'm so confused!! Lol

ArtyMarti said...

Your cookie exchange looks like so much fun, and to come home with such a variety of treats. I will try your recipe after the holidays. Thanks.

Eva Ason said...

It looks so nice there, what a great idea to have cookie exchange. I like the gratitude quote. Have a lovely day my friend! Hugs x

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

That sure looks like a fun morning! Your cookies sound very good, Sandie! That's a great photo of you lovely ladies and the scarves are a sweet gift.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yum, look at all those sweets! I'm supposed to go to a cookie exchange Wednesday night, but I've been really sick and I'm not sure I'll be up for it.

Guess what?!? You won my 500 followers giveaway!!! Can you email me your address so I can get it out to you? :-)

SweetMarie said...

I'm glad ou had a nice time. You ladies in GA sure know how to have fun. :) Hot chocolate and cookies are at the top of my fun list. LOL
I'm going to try your cookie recipe, it sounds so yummy!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the idea!!! And your recipe sounds really good. I love chocolate mint! I use to follow Joyce when she was blogging. Could you please say hi to her for me? She was always so sweet and sent me a card when my hubby left. I think that's how I met you! You might have signed the card! I would appreciate you telling her I say hi!!! Thanks!

My Journey With Candida said...

Dang... wish I could eat sugar. I would eat your rejects for you and take them off your hands.

Catherine said...

Mmmm....all this baking! It all looks so yummy! Even what you are referring to as your 'rejects'! Ha!

Wishing you a wonderful week friend!
xo Catherine

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Looks like it was a fun party! And your cokies looks so good and Christmasy!

blueviolet said...

I would just love to do something like that. What a wonderful event, and chocolate and mint together TOTALLY work for me!

Sandy said...

What fun that must have been. Coolies look wonderful.

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Looks like you gals had a blast! Those cookies sound delicious!

Sandra said...

your mint cookies look delish and wow you got all those cookies and a scarf PLUS breakfast. what fun!

Linda O'Connell said...

Yummy. My daughter and her friends did this Saturday while I was at a book signing. Those green mints are my kind of cookie.

Nezzy said...

Cookie exchanges are the best!!!

This is a different delicious sounding recipe. It's one I'm definitely gonna keep!

Thanks girl!

God bless and have an outstandin' week sweetie!!! :o)

Life is good! said...

ohhh a cookie exchange! i haven't been to one of those in many years. your cookies look and sound so yummy and Christmasy!

Denise said...


Crystal Mary said...

Hey Sandie, Thank you for sharing this with all your friends on here..I feel included. Just love it..
And you won't believe it, but a Blogger friend named Jerry sent me a great recipe taht I am going to try.
Love Ya Crystal xxx

Ann said...

that looked like a really fun day. Your cookies look pretty good to me and they sound delicious

Michaele said...

So that is how a cookie exchange goes. How fun!

Sharon said...


That looks like so much fun. I would love it.

You asked about the red and white stripe ribbon on my blog. It came from Belk's many years ago after Christmas. I love it but have not been able to find anymore. The bows I'm using are getting pretty worn.

Debbie said...

This looks just wonderful to me. I would love to do it because I love to bake cookies. (And OK, I love to eat cookies too) Your recipe looks like something my younger daughter would just love.

And I laughed right out loud at the thing for the fridge! So true!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

My Aunt Dot used to make those cookies every Christmas, Sandie!! I always loved them but have never tried to make them. Thank you for the recipe. Looks like y'all had a great time at the cookie exchange.

I know your brother is celebrating well this Christmas. I'm sorry for your missing him. blessings ~ tanna

Journeyin' Lady... said...

What a fun event - enjoyed it ALMOST as much as if I had been there in person

Journeyin' Lady... said...

What a fun event - enjoyed it ALMOST as much as if I had been there in person

Susan said...

Looks fabulous, Sandie. So much fun! Susan

Grandma Bonnie said...

Thank you for sharing your recipe. It looks different than my usual one. I will have to try this on my family.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

The Chocolate Chip Mint cookies sound wonderful. I need to try them. It has been like 25 years since I have been to a cookie exchange. I think they are fun!

That corgi :) said...

Those cookies sound delicious, Sandie! I bet they were a hit at that cookie exchange! I've never been to a cookie exchange, but I do hear they are fun and you can get cookies that perhaps you might not have made before. Looks like a lot of fun too at your exchange; food looked good and who can resist a cup of hot chocolate with a cookie? Glad you and your daughter could go and have fun (and bring home cookies to share with the rest of your family!)


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The cookie exchange sounds like a lot of fun! Looks like you all had a nice time-enjoy:@)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandie, I love cookie exchanges --when you can actually go home with not only the recipe but also some cookies!!!!! I don't care for them when they are JUST recipes... Obviously I like the cookies!!!! ha ha

Are scarves the "IN" thing this year??? So many people in that picture are wearing scarves... Guess this is the year for scarves... (I'm so out-of-touch!!!)

Gloria said...

Oh yes! Have made those cookies befor. YUMMY! Cookies exchange looked like lots of fun!

Sharon said...

Oh, what fun!

I don't care how weird those cookies look - anything with chocolate and mint in it is delicious by me (except maybe brussels sprouts...I told you I despise those little bundles).