16 December 2020

Merry Christmouse: Plum Pudding


Day three of Merry Christmouse and we're in the kitchen with Plum Pudding by Plum Street Samplers. Finished on a plain whitewashed hanging board from Hobby Lobby.

It's cookie time! I have a recipe for you that starts with a mix and goes together in a snap if you need a quick batch of cookies! You don't even need a mixer!

Cranberry Orange Pecan Sandies

1 package (15.6 oz) cranberry orange quick bread mix (I used Krusteaz brand, 18.6 oz)

1/2 c. butter, melted

1 egg

2 Tbsp. orange juice

3/4 c. chopped pecans

pecan halves 

Glaze: 1/2 c. confectioners sugar and a few teaspoons orange juice

Stir together bread mix, butter, egg, and orange juice. Add chopped pecans and stir well. Roll into 1 1/2" balls and place 2" apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass and lightly press a pecan half onto each cookie. Bake at 350 for about 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets for 1 minute before removing to a rack. When completely cool, drizzle with glaze. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

Bonus tip: Whenever a recipe calls for you to flatten cookies with the bottom of a glass, use a small square of parchment paper to keep the cookies from sticking to the glass. Place the paper on the cookie, lightly mash with a small glass, effortlessly remove the paper from the cookie and congratulate yourself on being so smart. Perfectly mushed cookies every time.


More tomorrow!


  1. So cute!
    Thanks for the recipe, they sound delicious!

  2. Your Plum Pudding piece is darling, Honeybee! Good tip with the glass and parchment paper!

  3. It's so cute and I love how you finished it! This one is on my wishlist!

  4. Absolutely love how you finished it!! Adorable and those cookies sound sooooo delicious too :)

  5. Plum Pudding is such a cute pattern and I really love how you have finished it! Thanks for the tip with the parchment paper, I'll have to give that a try with my holiday baking!