Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cookie Recipe

Many of you have been asking for the cookie recipe that I just posted....so here goes...

These are a slightly fussy cookie....but are oh so good!
1/2 c softened butter
3/4 c sugar
1 egg
1 teas vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1/4 teas baking powder
1/4 teas salt
Cream together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Combine the dry ingredients ( flour, salt and baking powder) and add to the creamed mixture.
Refrigerate for a least 1 hour.

1/2 cup finely ground cranberries
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 T grated orange peel
3 T brown sugar
2 T milk or orange juice ( I use orange juice)
Mix these ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside

On floured surface...roll out dough into a rectangle. Spread the cranberry mixture onto the
dough and roll up tightly. Wrap with wax paper and chill for several hours.
Cut into slices about 1/4" and bake on greased cookie sheet at 375 about 12 minutes.


2 cups powdered sugar
2 T melted butter
2 to 3 T orange juice ( add enough so that glaze will drizzle over cookies)

Do not overbake . These cookies freeze well and taste even better after a day or two. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Baking Cookies

Cranberry Swirl Pinwheels

Today was a cookie baking day.
I made 2 batches of Cranberry Pinwheels and 2 batches of Peanut Blossoms.
For some reason my cookies never look pretty...but they do taste good!
For many years I would make dozens and dozens of different cookies for Christmas.
Now I just make a few different kinds of cookies that are our favorites and everyone is happy!
A little more shopping to do tomorrow for Christmas and hopefully I will be done.


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Snowman Stocking


When I saw this punchneedle pattern by Country Stitches I knew that I had to do it.
This cute little stocking is done in muted colors using valdani 3 strand floss.
I sewed some pearl type buttons across the top and put a ribbon hanger on it.
It is resting on my crock in the photo, but I have it hanging from my chimney cupoard in my dining room for the holidays.
If any of you havent tried puncheedle yet..you should! 
This is a very relaxing craft , is portable, and goes fast so that you can see results .
Our shop carry's patterns from designers Crane Design, Threads that Bind and Country Stitches.
We also carry a high quality Russian punchneedle, DMC, Valdani and Weeks floss for your projects.
Hope this inspires you!!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Waiting for Santa!!

MIA is ......WAITING FOR SANTA...................

Santa.... WHERE ARE YOU????  My Mom said if I was good and put my winter jacket on that you would bring me some treats!!! My sister " Molly" was bad and wouldnt put her winter jacket on so Santa will probably leave her coal ....but I am a good sister and will share my treats with her.  Hope you get here soon because I sure do love treats!!!