12 Days of Blogmas: My Favorite Cookie Recipe + a FUN Giveaway!

When it comes to cooking, I haven’t quite managed to get the knack of it! This college gal munches on salads, fruit, and dried mango the majority of the time. Baking, on the other hand, is something that I’ve tried to get into more and more. My grandmother and mother are amazing cooks and bakers! While I was planning to ask my mom what her cookie recipe was, I decided that I wanted to share a recipe was out of the norm but STILL equally delicious. I have a major sweet tooth, and when I saw this recipe on delish.com, I wanted to make the cookies ASAP! All credit for this recipe goes to the original poster, Lindsay Conchar of Life, Love, and Sugar. Today’s Blogmas is all about cookies, AND I’m hosting today’s giveaway so stay tuned!!

According to Delish, this recipe will take 30 minutes; it’s easy to make, and it yields 30-32 cookies. Dig in babes!




¾ c. Unsalted butter softened

½ c. Light brown sugar lightly packed

½ c. sugar

1 large egg

1 tbsp. Vanilla extract

2 c. all-purpose flour

2 tsp. Cornstarch

1 tsp. Baking soda

¼ tsp. Salt


8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 ¼ c. powdered sugar

1 tsp. Vanilla extract

¼ c. sugar



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two cookie sheets with parchment. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.

  2. In another bowl, whisk dry ingredients, then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until smooth. Dough will be thick.

  3. Place tablespoon balls of dough onto parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake until edges are starting to brown, 7 to 8 minutes.

  4. Remove from oven and let cool 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

  5. Make frosting: Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth.

  6. Put sugar into a small bowl. Spread some frosting onto tops of each cookie, then press into granulated sugar, coating frosting with sugar.

  7. Just before serving, use a kitchen torch to caramelize sugar on top, then set aside to cool. If you don’t have a kitchen torch, heat broiler, and broil cookies until sugar caramelizes, 1 to 2 minutes (watch carefully!). Store cookies in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Credit for this recipe is due to Lindsay Conchar of Life, Love, and Sugar at lifeloveandsugar.com

Now that we’ve had our sugar fix, it’s time to let Y'all know about the giveaway that I’m hosting! To enter for the chance to win Christmas Cookie Cutters, please head over to this link: https://www.facebook.com/ginghamgingerblog/app/228910107186452/ and enter.

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Link to Blogmas Girls Blogs:

Amber -- www.mommygonehealthy.com

Amy -- www.thestrattons.weebly.com

Stefanie -- http://www.accordingtoblaire.com

Hannah -- www.honeyandbetts.com

Erica -- www.cominguprosestheblog.com

Drea -- www.spark-le.com

Nita -- http://itsmeneets.com

Brittani -- www.bybrittanilauren.com

Jami -- http://30astreetstyle.com

Kirsten -- http://thewanderingbrunette.com

Taylor -- www.blondeandambitiousblog.com

Bailey -- http://www.everydaywithbay.com