2011 Recap and a Happy New Year!

      My Dear Blog Friends,

The year nears it’s end and it is common for the food bloggers to make a top list of their favorite post of the year.

Crunchy Creamy Sweet’s first post was up in August – which is pretty late in a year, too late in my opinion to make a list of my top recipes. Don’t get me wrong, I could go on and on about my favorite cookies, this amazing jam, or this divine sauce. icon smile 2011 Recap and a Happy New Year!

I decided to focus on what new this year brought me. It’s a lot of it and it’s amazing!

In June of this year, we welcomed our Baby Boy into the Family. He is so precious! Loves to giggle watching his Big Sisters making silly faces. icon smile 2011 Recap and a Happy New Year! It finally allowed my Amazing Hubby to get some boy’s stuff ( think cars and bikes icon smile 2011 Recap and a Happy New Year! ) and me to add blue to our favorite colors!

We celebrated our oldest Daughter’s birthday with a big bash this year. A lot of the treats I made for the party ended up being my first posts on this blog. I still kick myself for not taking the picture of the cake, which was Rapunzel’s tower from “Tangled” and it looked amazing!

I started Crunchy Creamy Sweet shortly after and what a great experience that’s been! I am very grateful for all of you who read it. You might think that triple digit number would be something to brag about, but for me every Follower / Fan is special and I thank you today for clicking the “Like” or “Follow” buttons. I notice each and every one of you. I try to respond to every comment you post. You encourage me to bake more and share it here, in my little sweet piece of the blogosphere.

Thank you: Serena ( my very first follower! ), desperatehousewifeinholland, Fran, Warren, Jennifer, Delightful Sweet Treats, Tina, Divine Dinner Party, Ramona, Christine, Chef Dennis, Kelly, Erin, Une Recette Une Minutte, S.V., Jay, Angie, Suzi, Teena Mary, Kim Bee, Renkli, Maggie and Lizzy!

Thank you Kim and Ann for keep coming back and leaving comments! Hugs!

Thank you to all the readers via e-mail!

And those who just happen to stumble upon my blog!

I hope you will have a wonderful time tomorrow, wherever you are, clinking the glasses toasting the New Year. May the New Year bring happiness and joy to your life! And lots and lots of sweetness! ( I will try to take care of that anyways icon smile 2011 Recap and a Happy New Year! ).

Happy New Year!

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies – a classic cookie made from just 3 ingredients! Beloved by everyone! 

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Nothing beats a classic cookie, loved by everyone. Especially one that you can whip up in minutes! This peanut butter cookie recipe requires only 3 ingredients and no flour. Everyone needs to know it and enjoy it when a craving for a peanut butter cookie hits. This is a classic that brings comforting memories. We love sharing our childhood favorites with our kids. They want to help and make the fork marks on each cookie.

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The recipe is so easy, you will remember it after making it for the first time. All it takes is one cup of creamy peanut butter, one cup of sugar and one large egg. You can add vanilla extract, if desired but we don’t find it necessary.

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These cookies are a family favorite and our kids request them quite often. They love to dip them in chocolate and decorate with sprinkles. So much fun!

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Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies - a classic cookie made from just 3 ingredients! Beloved by everyone!
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Recipe type: cookies
Serves: about 15 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a large cookie baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  3. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  4. Scoop the dough with a medium size (1 and ½ tablespoon) cookie scoop, roll in your hands into balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. Space them about 2" apart.
  5. Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
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If you like this recipe and make it, snap a photo and share it on INSTAGRAM! Tag me @crunchycreamysweet so I can check it out! 

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Decorated Sugar Cookies

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It’s a Christmas Tree cookie!

I have mentioned in an earlier post, that this year my Daughters, Audrey and Vivienne, are decorating cookies for the first time. I want to share their creations. I am totally in love with those cookies and proud of my Girls! icon smile Decorated Sugar Cookies

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I showed them the technique on one cookie and they made a batch of beautifully marbled sugar cookies!

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Vivi marbling the icing. icon smile Decorated Sugar Cookies
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Audrey, creating the most beautiful cookies ever!
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Please, do not mind the plates – they are their favorites! icon smile Decorated Sugar Cookies

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I used Bridgett’s from Bake at 350 recipe for sugar cookie and a orange chocolate snap recipe from Weelicious.

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I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! I will be back next week to start of a special series of recipes icon smile Decorated Sugar Cookies And they will be Crunchy, Creamy and Sweet!

xoxo,

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