Peanut Butter Blossoms

Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms, made with butter instead of shortening, get a festive holiday twist with colored sugar. A Hershey’s Kiss is the final touch!
Peanut Butter Blossoms Christmas Cookies | ChezCateyLou.com

It is official – I have Christmas baking fever. I can’t stop making festive baked goods! The same thing happened to me last year – it is just so much fun to bake this time of year. I love baking old favorites like these and trying something new, like these Peanut Butter Blossoms!

I am not alone in my baking obsession – my friend Erin from The Speckled Palate decided to declare this week Christmas Cookie Week! I am thrilled to join her and some other great bloggers in celebrating all things butter and sugar! If you want to join us this week head to this link to learn more!
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Chocolate Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Shortbread Cookies are my absolute favorite Christmas Cookie! The flavor is rich and chocolatey and the cookies are so fun and festive!
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Happy December! I know I’m a day late in wishing you that…I had every intention of posting these lil Chocolate Shortbread Cookies yesterday morning, but my TiVo was so full of great shows from being away for two weeks that I couldn’t stop watching TV Sunday night. And then promptly fell asleep at 9pm because of JetLag. So, cookies had to wait until today :)

Literally the second we got home from our trip, I was ready for Christmas baking! I was up early Saturday morning and my mind immediately went to my favorite Christmas cookie – Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. I am so excited to share this recipe with you today!
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Key Lime Sugar Cookies & a {GIVEAWAY}

A basic slice and bake cookie dough is dressed up with key lime juice and zest, and iced with a key lime glaze. These Key Lime Sugar Cookies are easy to make and taste amazing!

Key Lime Sugar Cookies | ChezCateyLou.com

Jingle bells, jingle bells…..Ok, I know I’m rushing the season a bit here with a Christmas cookie recipe. Well actually, in the land of blogs and of retail I’m right on schedule! But personally I am definitely not ready for Christmas just yet. BUT. I have an amazing giveaway today – $250 towards holiday cards at Minted.com. How awesome is that?! So to go with a holiday card giveaway, I just HAD to make Christmas cookies!! Although to be fair, Key Lime Sugar Cookies would really be great any time of year! No more Christmas recipes until December after this, I promise.

Scroll to the bottom of this post to enter to win this amazing giveaway! With $250 you could get some really great holiday cards! And Minted has the cutest stuff, I’m obsessed!

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Chewy Sugar Cookies

These Chewy Sugar Cookies have the most amazing soft yet chewy texture. A little cream cheese in the dough gives them the most incredible flavor.

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Can you believe that Christmas is only 6 days away?  I have a lot of baking to do this weekend, and I’m quite excited about it.  I love Christmas baking.  Bring on the cookies!  There are so many amazing recipes that I want to try, it is really hard to narrow it down to just a few.  But each year I know that sugar cookies will be on the baking list in one form or another, and this year Chewy Sugar Cookies were at the top of the list…. 

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Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies {Guest Post on Twin Stripe}

Soft peanut butter cookies are decorated to look like little reindeer! These Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies are the cutest Christmas cookies ever!

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies, the cutest Christmas Cookies ever! | ChezCateyLou.com

It’s the most wonderful time of the year….cookie season! I really can’t get enough cookies around Christmas, so I am excited to share my cookie love today as a guest poster on Twin Stripe.  Twin Stripe is my friend Katie‘s lovely blog all about food, design, parties, and the fun things in life!  She is going to have some great Christmas recipes this week, so be sure to check them out.

There have been a lot of cookie recipes on Chez CateyLou lately like these gingerbread cookies and these white chocolate cranberry cookies, but I saved my favorite one to share with you today.  These Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies are the cutest cookies I have ever made!  Look at those little faces – aren’t they precious? And as an added bonus, they taste amazing too.
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