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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour 0 min
Total Time: 3 hours 10 min
Makes: 5 dozen 2-inch cookies

1 ½ cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Granulated sugar or colored sugar

1. Mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, almond extract and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

2. Heat oven to 375ยบF. Lightly grease cookie sheet

3. Divide dough in half. Roll each half 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut into desired shapes with   2- to 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet.

4. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.
 (I like this recipe because it has both vanilla & almond extracts)

Sugar Cookie Icing

Ingredients:
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsps milk
2 tsps light corn syrup
¼ tsp vanilla extract or almond extract (I use almond)
food coloring
1. Stir the powdered sugar and the milk until smooth.

2. Beat in corn syrup and vanilla until icing is smooth and glossy.

3. It it’s too thick, add more corn syrup.

4. Divide icing into separate bowls and stir in food coloring as desired.

5. You can dip the cookies, paint them with a paint brush or spread them using a knife or the back of a spoon. ( I use a knife)

I thought that I would share the recipes that I used to make the Valentine cookies that are pictured below.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Halloween layout

I got the urge to do a digital layout today so I decided to do this layout of Kelsey at Halloween last fall.  I used staples for the first time on a digital layout.  All the digital elements are Designs by Krista from Trick or Treat Krista.

Tim Holtz Goodies

I still had some credit left over on a gift card that I got for Christmas so I went to Michaels today.  They had a lot of the Tim Holtz products on clearance so I snatched some ot them up.  I got some grungeboard, crackle paint, paint daubers, masks and a stamp set.  Now I can't wait to play with them!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Spooky Crew

I saw a layout in a magazine that I liked so I tried to re-create it. I wish that I could find it online to post on here but I couldn't. This layout is digital.  Here is my verson. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Snow

So I've lost track of all the snow storms we have had and how many inches...it's seems like winter will never end. All I know is that the driveway needs cleared almost everyday and the snow is up past our knees.
I have this snowman on my front porch that holds a sign that says, "Let it snow!" so I decided it was time to bring him in! No more snow please!
Here he is thawing out in my kitchen sink then off to storage in the basement he goes.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Cookies

I made some heart shaped sugar cookies for Valentines Day. I had pretty much given up on making sugar cookies because I couldn't make them look pretty like you see in magazines. Then a couple of years ago I found this great recipe for sugar cookie icing that I love.  Corn syrup seems to be the secret ingredient. I can now finally make a pretty sugar cookie.  I am so excited!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Cards

I decided to make my own Valentine cards this year.  Since Zach is away at the Academy I'm trying to do some "special" things for him and the rest of my family.  I cut the cards out with my Wishblade and stamped and stickled them.  It was fun!

My Scrapbook Pages

Some of my favorite animal pictures.