posted on December 4, 2015 by Amy Gregory

Christmas Sweets

by Amy Gregory

It’s that time of year again! We’ve made it to the third without the youngest asking to open a present yet, so victory is mine!

When I think of Christmas, three things stick out and all involve sweets! I’ll admit, I have an addiction to the Christmas frosted sugar cookies my grandma made. So obviously, those are a definite staple.

Amy GregorySecond, out of all the things my kids may ask for, the first thing they do is check their stockings for the giant Hershey Kiss Santa brings every year. Even the oldest at eighteen still grabs her stocking first. Love the simple things.

The last is a demand the three kids will not let me get by without. Christmas mints. They’re really only cream cheese mints, but I only make them at Christmas. They all help, but we rarely have enough to put out for dinner by the time we’re done because they eat more than they help!

Here’s to traditions and family… I wish you the best for you and your families!




1 – 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 –2 lb box of powdered sugar
Peppermint extract, 10-11 drops
Food coloring –optional
Granulated sugar – for rolling

–Mix all together except granulated sugar. When mixed, roll into small round balls, barely bigger than a pea, roll in sugar, press flat with thumb on waxed paper and let dry overnight. Wahlaaa!

What sweet treat is a “must” on your Holiday table? Have a sweet treat compliments of Amy. She is offering a $10 Starbucks card to one person who comments and signed swag to interested readers!

Amy Gregory

Amy Gregory

For those of you that don’t know me, I’ll first warn you, my life is crazy and I have a very broken filter! — Oh wait! Maybe I never had a filter? Not sure, now that I think about it!

I am a Kansas girl, still happily married to my high school sweetheart from a tiny little town, and we have three busy kids. Our youngest raced motocross and I fell in love with the sport. We live in a bigger city now, but still have those roots and a farm down south, so the Finding Perfect series is close to my heart as well.

I didn’t set out to become a writer. It all started with a dream I had. After a few nights of the dream becoming more vivid each night, I began writing long-hand. A month later—I had Carter and Jesse both typed. I fell in love with it and now I get antsy if I can’t write.

Ideas now come to me usually through lyrics in songs, so my poor iPhone is loaded beyond capacity! (And iTunes loves me! $$) As you can tell, I’m pretty snarky, a self-proclaimed smartass and very proud of it.

A few of my favorite things (besides the husb & kids) my puppies! (Mia, yep, based on one of them!) Love to shoot my pistol, do archery league when can and write as much as humanly possible! I’m almost always in Wranglers or Levis, a true Ariat boot wearing, Jeep driving, coffee addict. (Yes, Jeep—Alex had one too!) There’s bits and pieces of me in some form or another in all the books. Not on purpose, just works out that way LMAO!

With the kids going in different directions and helping husb run our company, I don’t get to many conferences a year, but I love to chat with readers, many of who have become close friends just from a single message on FB or email. If you have questions, I’m pretty candid, ask away! I love to talk.

10 thoughts on “Christmas Sweets”

  1. Avatar Brenda Rumsey says:

    Thank you so much. Those mints sound wonderful and so easy to make. Like your family, the stocking is the first thing my three grandsons grab, and they are all teenagers. You can fit such fun little gifts inside. Their stockings are the one thing they get to open before breakfast and they usually are up by 4am to see what’s inside.

    1. Ahhhh! Smart! Maybe if at 4, I let them do their stockings, they’d let me sleep until 4:30???? 😀 Merry Christmas!

  2. soudns delicious. Our biggest tradition is xmas eve we always open one present whihc is always pjs and a movie 🙂 we put on the pjs watch the movie set out cookies and milk and head to bed 🙂

    1. Oh that sounds awesome! We are always rushing in late from one side of the family, hurrying to read “T’was the Night Before Christmas” and pushing their butts to bed! hehehehee

  3. Thank you for the mint recipe! I just took a candy making class at a local bakery, and my daughter and I are excited to try it out at home this weekend in between her dancing in the town festivities (she’s in a dance company for a local studio). My mom always makes 5 different types of cookies each year. The standout is one called “Chocolate Rock” which is basically a cocoa cookie ball filled with nuts and raisins, and frosted (my job) in bright colors. It wouldn’t be Christmas without them, and I’m blessed to have all her recipes so that I can continue the tradition when she’s no longer able!

  4. Avatar Kathy N says:

    I see we both like peppermint. Our family has to have peppermint flavored hot cocoa Christmas Eve as we open one gift each.

  5. Avatar Kiki says:

    I love pumpkin pie. Must have during the holidays.

  6. Avatar Lisa White says:

    One family tradition are girls, who are 19 and 21, insist on is saving the stockings and some presents to put out after they are in bed. Of course in the morning they’re snooping under the tree trying to guess some of the presents. 🙂 As for my favourite sweets one of them is shortbread cookies. You’d think I would be tired of them because I lose counts on how many dozens of them I make every year but they’re still my favourite. This year I’m going to try some with skor bits and chocolate drizzle.
    I would love to receive some swag if you don’t mind sending it to Canada. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  7. Avatar Robin Driscoll says:

    I make homemade anise cookies for Christmas breakfast

  8. Avatar Mary Waldron says:

    Creme DeMenthe Squares and Peanutbutter kiss cookies. But homemade marshsmellow is next up.

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