Stilettos and Diapers: Cookies for Santa, DIY Santa Plate & $300 CASH giveaway!

12.16.2015

Cookies for Santa, DIY Santa Plate & $300 CASH giveaway!

Today is all about a fun treat for Santa, as well as a DIY plate to serve him his goodies on! 
Stilettos and Diapers: Toffee Nut Santa Hat Brownies

I'm teaming up with a bunch of my blogger friends to share great tips for Christmas! And because we're all so grateful for y'all, we're giving away $300 CASH for you to spend. Preferably on yourself. So once you get down to the bottom of this post, check out everyone else's posts and don't forget to enter the giveaway! 
santa hat brownies, blog hop, diy cookies for santa plate

Let me start first by saying, this DIY isn't exactly infant friendly. Haha. I coated Lincoln's hand in green paint, while he challenged me with his little fists. It was a disaster. He wouldn't unball his hand and we ended up with a huge blob. But, I quickly got a baby wipe and decided to do it while he was nursing later in the day. Well, his hand was nice and open, until I put the paint on and tried to press it flat. What followed was a more hand shaped blob, at least, but then I had green paint all over my boob and shirt. But, getting my big boys prints down was very easy and quick. 
Stilettos and Diapers: Cookies for santa plate diy


It will be lots of fun to look back on this plate in years to come, even with the tiny hand blob! It's extremely easy to make, which I'm all about these days. Outside of the baby handprint nonsense, it took about 10 minutes. You'll need:


Ceramic plate: Mine is an oversized dinner plate from Target for $4.99. 

Acrylic gloss paint: Michaels has tons of color options. 

Once your design is finished, put your plate in the oven, then turn it to 300 degrees. Leave in for 30 minutes, then allow to completely cool before removing. Voila! It's a plate for santa, a fun craft for the kids and a keepsake for you to get teary eyed over when your kids leave for college. 


Now, what are you putting on that plate? Santa hat brownies! These are super easy and will seriously impress your kids. Or the party you bring them to. 


Toffee Nut Brownies: 

1 box brownie mix, prepared according to package instructions

1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup toffee bits (Heath) 

Make brownie mix according to package instructions. Pour half the batter in a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle almonds, chocolate chips and toffee bits in pan and top with remaining batter. Gently smooth with a rubber spatula and bake according to brownie instructions. They will usually take a couple more minutes with the filling, but watch them! 

Stilettos and Diapers: Toffee Nut Santa Hat Brownies

After baking, allow to cool completely before cutting into triangles. Pipe a dot of white frosting for the top of the hat and a row of dots across the base. You can use the Wilton cookie icing (Target has it!), or a jar of frosting in decorating bags or a ziplock bag with the corner snipped off. 
Stilettos and Diapers: Toffee Nut Santa Hat Brownies




These are great for any last minute party or company coming over, too. I highly recommend making them in the morning and eating one warm, with your cup of coffee. 

Ok, ready? Here are all the other spots you need to check out today! Seriously, these are some great ladies with fabulous tips for you!

Gift Wrapping Idea | Thuy at Hey Thuy
Gift Wrapping Idea | Ashley at Fancy Ashley
What To Wear | Sandy at Sandy a la Mode
Gift Guide - Women | Chelsea at Two Twenty One
DIY Gift Idea - Teacher Destiny at Just Destiny Mag
DIY Gift Idea - Bestie | Taryn at Design Dining and Diapers
Gift Guide - Men | Heather at My Life Well Loved
Gift Guide - Kids | Erika at The Slaughters
Stocking Stuffer - Kids | Jennifer at Life in the Green House
Christmas Pajamas | Ashley at The Vanilla Tulip
Kids Craft | Andrea at Momfessionals
Kids Craft | Ashley at I Love You More Than Carrots
Free Printable Kristin at Taz + Belly
Cookies for Santa | Molly at Stilettos and Diapers
Holiday Decor Tips | Mandy at House of Rose



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19 comments:

  1. These brownies are so cute!
    And I have a 2 month old (as well as a 4 and 3 yr old), so I'm thinking I'll wait to do the handprint plate until next year ;)

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  2. Ha! Getting an infant handprint is no joke and usually takes at least 2 adults.

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  3. Those brownies look amazing!! My son and I are doing our baking tonight, might have to add these to the cart!

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  4. Those brownies look so yummy! Think we may be making these for teachers this week. Can't wait to try and make that plate next year... Don't think my 6 month old will be very cooperative ;)

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  5. Those brownies look delish..and festive!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. pick me, pick me!!! haha seriously though..these are the cutest brownies ever!!I will definitely be saving this one.

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  7. these look delicious!!!! i wish i could eat one now!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  8. I love these DIY ideas. I have a 9 month old(named Cooper also!) and we are going to try this weekend to see if will cooperate with the plate idea!

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  9. The brownies look yummy!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. These look easy and delicious...two of my favorite words!

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  11. That's an adorable (and pretty simple) idea! I might give it a go tomorrow with the little boys I nanny. Those brownies look so delicious.... maybe we'll make those too! :) Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

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  12. Those Santa hats are so cute! And they look super easy to make!!

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  13. Those brownies look delicious! And I love that DIY plate, so cute!

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  14. I have also been taken down by the little baby fist! You are not alone and I think the end result turned out great. Thank you! (jazztaff at Hotmail dot com)

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  15. Those brownies look adorable and delicious!

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  16. wow this would be a nice holiday surprise. thanks for the chance.

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