Sunday, December 28, 2008

My Cookie Tray Runneth Over ...

I am brain-dead after the holiday celebrations, so this led me to post pictures of cookies given by friends and cookies I baked because, as they say, "a picture is worth a thousand words!"

Pictured below is a family favorite. The recipe came from my mother-in-law. I always have to double the recipe because they disappear fast. :) I normally take out my cake decorating tools and outline the details of the cookie but I was a tad lazy this year, so I just spread the frosting on top and sprinkled colored sugar crystals on them. I also baked chocolate chunks and Snowball cookies.

Because we have so many cookies, I fixed a cookie tray for our Pastor today (Sunday); he said he doesn't mind a few day old cookies.... that they will be eaten nevertheless.

This tray was given by a good friend,(pastry tarts) it's filled with buko (young coconut), blueberry and walnut. Yum!

Pumpkin roll! ... given by another good friend, ummm, ummm, good, yummy! out of this world!

Yesterday my friend and I were hungry for "ensaimada" (sweet bun). Since we do not have a recipe we made our own version, like stuffing it with macapuno (sweet preserved young coconut.) Just after they were baked, we brushed the top with melted butter, sprinkled it with sugar and grated cheddar cheese. Pardon me, but I have to say, yummy again! lol
Now, I have to work hard to get back to my old figure, not that I had any to begin with by the way. :)

Hope your 2008 is great, and my home is wishing you all the best in 2009! Have a safe and healthy New Year my friends!


Mari said...

My goodness, looking at all the cookies and pastries made me hungry, and I can't get a quick snack right now as it's already 1:20 AM here. Bad for my health to do that, you know? He he he

Happy New Year, gayyem!!!

REDLAN said...

ginutom mo ako nanz! paborito pala ng family mo ang cookies. i know because masarap ka magbake nito.

Advance happy new year to you and your family. more blessings to come!

Nance said...

Oh my goodness, dudette! what are you doing at 1:20am? lol
Cookies are plentiful at Casa Nance around holidays, part of my Christmas celebration.

Thanks...and naragsak a baro a tawen met kenka, gayyem! (Happy New Year to you too, my friend)

Nance said...

I'll email you some. :)
For some reason, holidays look more festive to me pag may iba ibang cookies sa tray...gandang tingnan.

Salamat, Red. Comfort and joy na lang sa inyo sa 2009.

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

Dearest Nance n Family,

"In facing 2009, wishing YOU & your FAMILY a FRUITful & PEACEful year around. May GOD STRENGTHens YOU in all aspects of LIFE.


vicki and family

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

sarap ng mga cookies mong gawa..........

Have a very nice start sa 1st day, 2009

Joy said...

The cookies look so gorgeous. I wouldn't mind a few! And I like them chewy :D

Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo. Happy 2009!

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Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Oh, those are some good-looking treats you have there! I LOVE pumpkin rolls!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you many blessings for the New Year! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

dodong flores said...

Hi, Nance!

I salivate here upon seeing your photos. Cookies are my favorites, too!

Happy New Year to you and your family. More blessings to come not only for 2009 but for the next years to come...

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Oh, no. It's never a good idea to start visiting blogs on an empty stomach-lol.

These all look delicious!

Happy new year!

Tracy said...

So many good treats, Nance! Sorry so late getting here...been working on visiting since we got back from our trip--and only just getting over jet lag and a cold--LOL! Happy New Year to you & yours. Wishing you all the best in 2009--much love, happiness and peace. :o) ((HUGS))

Mari said...

Nance, I love your new background. You're getting good at accesorizing your blog. Good work.

Monica said...

Hi Nance! Wow..they look really good ;-) I love cookies!

May the New Year bring happiness, prosperity and love to you & your loved ones!

ev said...

wow!i love cookies!how come i haven't sniffed them from my site!:D

great designs nance!

Happy 2009!God bless!

Nance said...

salamat sa pagbati. sana maganda din ang bagong taon nyo dyan sa Germany!

Thanks. That's how i love my cookies too, chewy...and soft. Thanks for the visit.

Yeah, the pumpkin roll was delish, with cream cheese filling, yum!
Blessings to you and yours for the New Year too.

Nance said...

don't worry,I'll email you some! lol
From my home to yours, all the best in 2009 to you and Jovy!

Hi Lisa,
...nor a good idea to go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. lol i always end up buying more than I need.
Thanks for the greetings, my friend.

Nance said...

Hi Tracy,
Glad you enjoyed your visit here in the US. Thanks for the greetings, you're such a sweetheart! Enjoy your listening and reading classics.

Thanks, i got them free! lol just click the top left corner if you're interested.

Nance said...

Hi Monica,
Thanks for the visit and greetings. Happy 2009 to you and yours too.

Ev, have a cold perhaps? lol i always love the smell of cookies baking in the oven. Greetings to you too, my dear.

Monica said...

Hello Nance! I've added your yummy blog to my blogroll.. ;-)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

wow!, Nance. It is indeed runneth over. If I could, I would like to drop by your house and take home some. :) They look so yummy!

Blue Rose said...

yummy cookies indeed! kakagutom naman itong post mo nance. hehehe.

happy new year to you and your family!

Vk-mahalkaayo said...


naala-ala ko na lang ang insamada...bisaya

yon grade school pa ako, ito palagi kong baon sa school. araw-araw....

palaman yon beans, na itim ang kulay, beans daw yon...sarap.

meron pa kaya yon sa pinas?

sarap kayo dyan, makain nyo lahat ang foods natin, kahit pandesal.

thanks for sharing your cookies n bread, nabusog ako, kahit hanggang tingin lang.

have a nice sunday sa familya mo at sa iyo........