Guest Post: Christmas Holly Cookie Tray by Haniela’s

by Jennifer on December 20, 2013

in Christmas Desserts, Sugar Cookies

So, did you know that newborns take up, like, ALL of your time? I consider the day a win if I brush my teeth AND put on a new shirt! To make things a bit easier while the wee one is still…well…wee, I’ve enlisted a couple wonderfully talented bloggers to share fun recipes with you!

Today, I’m super excited to introduce by bloggy friend, Hani, from Haniela’s. She is the real deal – she makes GORGEOUS, elegant treats (like these lovely Winter Doll Cookies, Poinsettia Meringues, and beautiful Angel Gingerbread Cookies). Plus, she makes video tutorials. I mean, how awesome is that? She’s got some serious skills!


Christmas Holly Cookie Centerpiece by Haniela's

Jennifer is one of the sweetest bloggers I know. But you probably already knew that. Thank you for having me over today Jennifer.

This is the last weekend before Christmas. I’m sure many of you are finishing decking the halls  for the most magical time of year. And perhaps some of you are behind(like myself) and are looking for last minute ideas for desserts or a pretty edible gift?

For my post I decided to make simple cookie tray that can be used as a hostess gift or a centerpiece for your Christmas dessert table.

Holly Cookie Centerpiece by Haniela's

To make Christmas Holly Cookie Tray you need :

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1 Michelle @ MakeMeCake.Me December 20, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I love the simplicity of these cookies! A beautiful Xmas platter, for sure! Hani + Jennifer = fabulous cookie-ness! 🙂


2 Jennifer December 20, 2013 at 8:09 pm

It is so simple and lovely! 🙂


3 hani/haniela's December 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Thank you Michelle! Merry Christmas!


4 Loretta Ray - Sweet Southern Cookies December 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Haniela that’s a great idea, I love watching your tutorial. I don’t think I’ve missed any of your videos since I started watching you.


5 Jennifer December 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

They’re great, aren’t they? 🙂


6 hani/haniela's December 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Thanks Loretta, I’m glad you like them, they were really easy to make. I really like how they looked on the plate. There is more to come in 2014.;-)


7 Asmita December 21, 2013 at 9:45 am

Love Haniela’s work. These are so lovely! Merry Christmas Jennifer.


8 Jennifer December 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Merry Christmas to you, Asmita! 🙂


9 hani/haniela's December 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Thank you Asmita! Merry Christmas.


10 Zainab @ Blahnik Baker December 21, 2013 at 1:38 pm

These cookies are so pretty! And I love how simple they are yet so festive. The video is so helpful! Thanks for having her over today Jennifer.


11 Jennifer December 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm

She does wonderful work 🙂


12 hani/haniela's December 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm

Thank you Zainab! Glad you like them.


13 Mike @ Semi Sweet December 21, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Two of my favorite bloggers all in one place! 🙂 Beautiful platter, Hani. I love that you didn’t go completely to the edge of the cookies with the icing. The cookie dough color is a great accent color with the reds and greens. Great guest post! Merry Christmas, Hani and Jennifer!!


14 Jennifer December 22, 2013 at 6:37 am

Merry Christmas, Mike! I hope it is awesome 🙂


15 hani/haniela's December 23, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Hi Mikey! Thank you. I also like the colors in this platter. Merry Christmas to you too.


16 hani/haniela's December 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Hi Jennifer! Thank you so much for having me over. I know you must be super busy right now, I’m sure your baby girl keeps you super busy. Enjoy this time of the year.

Have a wonderful Christmas Jennifer.



17 Jennifer December 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Thank you, Hani, for such a fabulous tutorial! 🙂


18 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen December 23, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Just lovely! Thank you for hosting Hani, Jennifer! She is definitely a true talent and I am so glad to have found her. Meanwhile, best wishes to you and yours for a meaningful and joyous Christmas holiday! xo P.S. Hugs and kisses for your little angel, Seraphina! xoxo


19 Jennifer December 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

Thanks, Stacy! 🙂


20 Sarah & Arkadi December 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

very artistic presentation!


21 Jennifer December 27, 2013 at 6:54 am

Hani has a great eye! 🙂


22 Sue {munchkin munchies} January 6, 2014 at 12:26 am

Hooray, two of my blogging buddies together:) I love this platter! Great style!


23 Jennifer January 6, 2014 at 2:46 am

Thanks, Sue! Hani is the best 🙂


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