Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop!

Welcome to Round One of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! You should have come from Carol: . If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena’s blog :

There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!

My son and I love the spiced nuts that you can get at the mall so much!  They are so expensive!  So I did a little digging and found a fantastic recipe!  Now we have spiced nuts every Christmas! So for today's project I though I would give you the recipe and show you how I make them.  Please stop back tomorrow so I can show you the packaging I made for this great treat too!

Recipe:      1 Egg White
                  1 Tablespoon of Water
                  1 Pound of nuts ( I used pecans, you can use whatever you like)
                  1 Cup granulated sugar
                  3/4 Teaspoon salt (if you use salted nuts omit the salt)
                  1/2 Teaspoon Ground cinnamon
                  1/4 Teaspoon All spice

Heat your oven to 250* F.  Grease a cookie sheet and set it aside.  In a small bowl mix the sugar, salt, cinnamon, and all spice.  Set it aside.  Place the nuts in a large mixing bowl, set it aside.  In a small bowl whip the egg white and water together until it is frothy.  Pour over the nuts and coat them well.  After the nuts are coated with the egg white mixture add the sugar/spice mixture and coat well.  Spread the nuts onto the greased cookie sheet and place in the oven.  Bake for 1 hour, turning the nuts every 15 minutes until done.  Cool. 
I really think your going to love this recipe! It is the best one I have found so far! I like to give them away in cute packaging to my friends!  Happy Baking!!

I'm so glad you stopped by!! Don't forget to come back tomorrow and see the finished product!  Be sure to Hop on to the next stop for more fantastic ideas!!  Your next stop is Staci McD

♥♥ Christina ♥♥

Below if the complete blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1) Dena :
2) Robin :
3) Janet N:
4) Carla:
5) Zenita:
6) Jennifer:
7) Kari:
8) Susan:
9) JulieK:
10) Ellen ♥ CardMonkey:
11) Kerri:
12) Janet S:
13) Carol:
14) Christina
15) Staci McD
16) Pam
17) Maria
18) Nicolette-


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

I've made spiced walnuts for years .. your recipe is similar and sounds delish! I'll give it a go, for sure. Thank you for sharing.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Cathie w said...

so cute and oh so yummy too Great hop idea


Shawnee said...

What a cute and yummy idea. Merry Christmas! Can't wait to see your packaging idea.

Carla said...

Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

sarah said...

Yummy!!always lookin for new baked nut recipe!! will add this yr..thx..

mamawcindy said...

Oh, I Love these! Excited to get to try them at home. Thanks for the recipe. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow spiced nuts I love them too can’t wait to try them TFS!