This post was sponsored by Coca-Cola through their partnership with ShopStyle Collective. While I was compensated to write a post about Coca-Cola, all opinions are my own.
The amount of things I have going on this week is laughable. It’s Christmas-time and the normal mothering stuff, which can be daunting enough, gets insane this time of year! Even when you try to keep things simple at Christmas, it can get crazy! Am I right? There’s gifts to buy and wrap, parties to attend, kids dreams to fulfill, the spirit of Christmas to embrace and let’s don’t forget the baking. And that’s on top of everything else that a mom does on a day-to-day basis.
So when Coca-Cola asked me to honor an everyday Holiday Hero, I knew it had to be moms. I see what my friends are doing and I know that, as much as they love this season, they are stressed and a little overwhelmed! I was talking with my best friend last week about how heavy life can be when you are worrying about the ins and outs of a child’s life and all the details that have matter to mom. Multiply that times several kids and add the Christmas crazy to it? Mom deserves to be recognized. So, I asked myself-what would my friend (or any of my friends really), like as a little pick me up this Christmas? A treat for herself? Coca-Cola, Coconut Christmas Cookies and a chance to get cozy and chill are what came to mind.
So, I grabbed some cute Coke bottles, made these amazing chocolate coconut cookies and got her some slippers and packaged it up all cute. And then I added a “For Santa” tag, because let’s face it, mom is Santa and she’s who makes the magic happen at Christmas.
Do you have friends who could use a pick me up this holiday season? It’s so easy to just do something simple to give Santa (ahem…mom) a break. If you don’t have a ton of time on your hands, print one of these cute tags, add it to a bottle of Coca-Cola, throw in some cute red and white straws and drop it off to her. It’ll make her smile.
And…if you’ve got time, you’ve GOT to try these cookies! Of course I had to taste test before dropping them off to friends. Yep, they’ll make her smile.
I’ve got all the stuff you’ll need to share this with a friend. Here’s a recipe and below are printable tags for you to use.
Chocolate Coconut Cookies Recipe:
Ingredients: (be sure to check the ingredients lists below for the frosting before you shop)
- 1 1/2 C brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp water
- 3/4 C margarine (1 and a half sticks)
- 2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 1/2 C flour
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Sift flour, salt, and baking soda together and set them aside.
In a large pan on the stove over medium-high heat, melt your brown sugar, water and margarine together and stir and continue to heat until it just boils.
Remove from heat and immediately stir in your chocolate chips. Mix until melted.
Beat your eggs with a fork and then stir them into the chocolate mixture.
Add the dry ingredients and stir them in with a fork until completely combined. If your dough seems runny (and like you can’t make blobs with it) add a tiny bit more flour.
Roll into large balls-about 2 inches big.
Bake about 8-10 minutes-until they crack a little bit. Press flat with the bottom of a cup. This will also create a little crater for your frosting.
Set them aside to cool and make the coconut buttercream frosting.
- 3 sticks softened butter
- 1 32 oz bag of powdered sugar
- 1/4 C milk
- 1 1/2 tsp coconut extract (this part is optional if you aren’t a coconut lover)
Mix all ingredients until smooth.
Put it in a small plastic bag bag and snip off one corner. Pipe onto cooled cookies and smooth with a knife.
Add Christmas sprinkles for extra fun!
What a fun way to make the Holiday Heroes in your life smile. Would you like to use these cute tags? I’ve got a For Santa (your Holiday Hero) one and also just a simple Merry Christmas if you prefer that.
Just right click and save, open in a program on your computer like Word or Pages and size how you want, then print, OR, I’ve got a PDF with a variety of sizes and styles for you to print and use.
And take the time to thank a Holiday Hero in your life this year! You know she deserves it!
And let her put her feet up.