Sweet Treats for the Holidays Book Review and Giveaway!
Following in the glittery paw prints of The Purple Pug, I'm stop number 2 on the Blog Book Tour of the sweet Norene Cox of Party Pinching and her even sweeter book Sweet Treats for the Holidays.
This book is PACKED with sugary fun. The best thing about this book is that everything is store bought! No baking required. Norene takes every day candy and creates little sugary works of holiday edible art. I've been shopping with this creative candy artist and seen the sparkle she gets in her eye when she sees a bag of candy and inspiration hits. Me, I just see a bag of candy. Norene sees, well, pick up a copy of her book and you'll see what she sees.
I had the pleasure of going to her book signing in her home town. So proud of my friend. Woo Hoo! Norene's dream of having a book published came true and she SOLD OUT! But don't worry, you can still get a copy at Amazon or Barnes and Noble. This book makes an excellent gift for anyone. I do mean anyone. The directions are easy to follow and there's fabulous pictures you can use as a guide. My fav is on page 10. So stinkin CUTE!
|Norene of Party Pinching and I at Wight's in Washington|
Wow your guests with Glamorous Midnight Marshmallow Pops.
I love that Norene didn't just focus on Christmas in her book. There is a whole section on Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.
Hanukkah Cake Bites
How adorbs are these Snowy White Reindeer Cookies! Although I think these are beyond cute, these guys are not the ones that made me squeal with delight. Page 10 people. Get the book and see what I'm talking about :D
This little cutie Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cookie is so simple to make and just to prove it to you Norene has allowed me to include the directions on how to make it.
Hot Cocoa Marshmallow Cookies
Martha approved. I’m not even kidding.
It’s kind of surreal when Martha Stewart actually says what you made is “adorable”. My hot cocoa marshmallow mug cookies won her over and believe me, it is “a good thing.”- Norene
Approximately ¼ cup of white candy coating
4 mini candy canes
4 large marshmallows
1 (16-oz.) can chocolate frosting
12 Jet-Puffed mallow bits
1 (7-oz.) pouch store-bought white cookie icing
4 store-bought tea cookies
40 small tree sprinkles
4 large tree sprinkles
1. Melt candy coating in small microwave-safe bowl according to package instructions.
2. Cut candy cane at the curve. Dip ends into melted candy coating and push into side of marshmallow. Hold in place until it hardens and is secure.
3. Using a small knife spread a small amount of chocolate frosting on top of marshmallow leaving a small rim. Top with 3 mallow bits.
4. Frost cookie with white icing. Place marshmallow in the middle of cookie.
5. Place 10 small tree sprinkles around the perimeter of cookie.
6. Attach large tree sprinkle to front of marshmallow using candy coating.
Makes 4 cookies.
Oh we're not done. Did you think the fab photo's and recipe were it? No way, there's a GIVEAWAY! That's right. You could win a copy of Sweet Treats for the Holidays AND 6 tulle rosettes like the ones Party Pinching used on her favor bags.
|Rosettes only, favor bag not included|
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