Friday, December 3, 2010

Poinsettia Party

Today I am joining Beth from Food As Art for her Poinsettia Party.  She will have that party up on Sunday evening.  I just happen to recently come across this Christmas snack set that I thought would make a great Christmas gift but, I am utilizing it for today.  (Mom won't mind.)
The mug and plates are bedecked with the prettiest poinsettia images.

Walmart had some of the prettiest poinsettias in a variety of colors, like this pale pink one.

The cookie is one of my favorite.  I think it is official.... my favorite food has to be this Chocolate Chip cookie!

Chocolate Chunk Cookie
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2  1/4 cup flour
2 1/2 cups oats, powdered in blender
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
12 oz. chocolate chips
4 oz. Hershey bar, cut into chunks
1 1/2 cup of chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cream butter, sugar, brown sugarMix in eggs and vanilla.  Mix in  flour, powdered oats, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.  Next, mix in chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, and pecans.  Drop golf ball size cookie dough on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.  Bake 8 minutes.  Cookies will not appear done.  Let cool until removal from cookie sheets.
Adapted from: Lazarus Chocolate Chunk Cookie
I am joining:
Michael Lee at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday
Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for  Pink Saturday
Go check these great blogs out too.
I am also having a 1-year blogoversary  giveaway.  Click here to enter.  I am giving away a Mary Carol Garrity book.


Alycia Nichols said...

Good morning!!! I was just peeking through your blog this morning on the heels of Tablescape Thursday and found this beautiful post with the incredible dishes!!! Gorgeous! I guess I'm not fully awake yet because when I saw "Lazarus" cookies, I sat up straight in my chair and did a double-take. The first thing that popped into my pea brain was Lazarus from the Bible. I thought, "Why on earth would someone name a cookie after a leper?" THEN I saw there is/was a store by that name. Aha! We never had that store here, so I was unfamiliar. Whew! What a relief! :-) The cookie recipe sounds terrific, and that is a great way to disguise the oatmeal by grinding it up in the blender! I'm going to copy and paste and bake! Have a great weekend!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your (or your Mom's:@) new plates are really pretty Sherry! I've seen some very different poinsettias at Walmart this year too-fun!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sherry, this is so pretty! What a happy and joyful display.

Happy Blog anniversary!

Hugs, Barb

Elsina said...

love the ponisetta plates and cups! Thanks for the recepe also! will give it a try :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Ooo...the snack set is really pretty! I have to laugh at how you are using it before giving it. We bloggers will just use any dishes we can get our hands on-won't we? I'd love a cookie right now-yum.

Shelia said...

HI Sherry! Oh, I love these - so beautiful!1 I wanna see your explosion!! I love these things!
Thanks for popping in and making me feel good! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sherry,
Your or your Mom's snack set is gorgeous! I love the poinsettias on them. Your cookies look yummy too! Thanks for a lovely post. Happy Pink Saturday and for sharing your lovely poinsettias. Have a wonderful weekend.


Beth said...

Sherry, Your photos are beautiful! I love how you set up the table in front of the Christmas tree, with the poinsettia on the table. Your snack set is absolutely stunning! I'm sure your mother will love it. The cookies look great too - I was hoping I'd get some recipes with this meme! Thanks for participating.

Jen said...

Those cookies look amazing! Also, love the poinsettia plates. Thanks for sharing!

Lavender Cottage said...

These dishes are gorgeous - too bad you can't keep them for yourself.
The cookie recipe looks enticing - might just have to try it as my husband loves chocolate chip cookies.

Jan said...

Your cookies look so good and the white poinsettia is gorgeous!

Donnie said...

That recipe sounds so good and I love your photos. Happy Pink Saturday.

Julie said...

Those cookies look delicious!! Poinsettia's are so pretty, don't you wish we could enjoy them year round?

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I have a big mug of coffee and now I am so hungry for those delicious looking cookies! Chocolate chip, or chunk are my very favorite. YUMMY! And my coffee would be even better in one of your beautiful pointsettia mugs! And the plate (which is just as gorgeous) would go perfectly, especially with a cookie or two on it! Just dreaming!
The pattern is really so pretty. I love the mix of pointsettias and pinecones.
Isn't it fun to use your Christmas dishes?

Rettabug said...

Sherry, this is a GORGEOUS snack set (I hope you find a second set for yourself) & I want to thank you for the wonderful sounding recipe, too. I've copied & stored it for next weeks baking.

I'm going to head to Wally World today to find a live poinsettia...yours is beautiful.

Nancy said...

Such a pretty poinsettia set of dishes. I love square shaped plates! The table looks so warm and festive at the same time. Cookies...yum, yum, yum!


Nancy said...

I love your snack set, too. Mom is a very lucky one this year! Think I'd have to go get one for myself. :-)

I'm still visiting around for Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful week.

Kathy said...

I love your snack set! Your photography is just beautiful -you have quite an eye that captures great photos and color.
The cookies sound so good -I would have loved to have seen the little bakery in a department store -Macy's should do that now :-)

Red Couch Recipes said...

Your poinsettia snack pet takes the cake! I love snack trays in general -- probably because I love snacks and the idea of serving a snack cute little trays appeals to me. I'll take one of those cookies -- we are a little low on sweets today. Lucky mom to be receiving these! Joni

Mage said...

Those mug and plates are lovely! They look so elegant with that poinsettia prints i like it! Those would be perfect for the poinsettia arrangement as centerpiece.

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Johanna said...

Hello Sherry,
a little late, but now I discovered you Poinsettia snack set - whow, who could resist that. One have to love it!
Thank you for showing.
Greetings, Johanna

Karie's Chic Creations said...

What beautiful poinsettia plates. It all looks for beautiful and festive. Thanks for sharing.


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