Hello everyone, here I am at last. Boy am I late, nevertheless, happy to be here, with good and bad news! Lorraine (pidgesmom) is hosting our teapot party this week and we are invited to a Cookie walk, my first one. Thank you sweetie. The storyline is so much fun, you can read it here:
Yep, a Cookie walk, but my little Cindylou here, looks all smarty and savvy about something...the fact that she ate all my cookie dough and replaced it with a pot of soup is telling about this little "Miss Thang". To think I was up bright and early preparing it too. Aw well, it's a cool day anyway, and some homemade soup will make us warm after a play in the snow. Oh before I forget, don't look for Cindylou at the party, she is having a nap now, seems her little stomach couldn't take all that dough. I'm still scratching my head with wonder...how could she do away with all that. LOL
Old recipe from grandmother for Christmas cookies
2/3 cup (170 ml) crisco shortening*
2 1/4 cup(560 ml) flour
1/3 cup (85 ml) sugar
1 tsp.(5 ml) baking powder
1/3 cup (85 ml) brown sugar
1 tsp. (5 ml) baking soda
1/8 tsp.(0.5 ml) salt
1 tsp.(5 ml) vanilla extract
12 green cherries, diced
12 red cherries, diced
Preheat oven at375°F (190°C).
In a large bowl, mix, shortening with flour, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Then add the other ingredients and mix with wooden spoon. Use a cookie cutter, makes about 24 small cookies. Lay on pre-greased cookie sheet, .Cook at 375 for about 15 minutes. Cherries are for decorating only!!!
Cookies are very soft and tasty. Bon appetit!
*Tried it with butter, even tastier
I also made the Midnight madness challenge sketch from priscialla styles blog, you can find here:
Registered: March 24, 2006 Location: Deep in the Heart of TEXAS Posts: 16128
Tue, Dec 15, 2009 @ 2:01 PM
A wonderful card!! Love all the red and papers!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing along with this week, Peggy!!
------------------------------ Phyllis Young at heart, slightly older in other parts. We really never grow up, we just learn how to act in public!! What if you woke up today with only what you had thanked God for yesterday??
Registered: March 11, 2008 Location: Sacramento, California Posts: 39843
Tue, Dec 15, 2009 @ 3:45 PM
Miss Peggy, what to do with your little Cindylou. ....eating all that cookie dough. Your story, your card so very sweet. Now about that recipe, sounds delicious! TFS :0)
------------------------------ Cathy B aka: Mutnik ....or is it Nutmeg?! I get so confused!
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Tue, Dec 15, 2009 @ 3:56 PM
How cute... Looks like a good recipe...yuuummmyy :) Love the red rhinestones and your take on the sketch it just adorable. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. I know it will get busy in the next week or so, so I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.
Registered: April 20, 2005 Location: The only Eaton Rapids on the Earth, Michigan Posts: 57687
Tue, Dec 15, 2009 @ 7:43 PM
It looks like Cindylou has whipped up a batch of polkadotted chicken soup! Yum! We better eat some healthy stuff at this shindig, too, or we're gonna have tummy aches just like Cindylou. Cute card, Peggy!
Beware: Bertie is enroute. Said she just HAD to see her Peg-a-roo! I think she's up to sumpin' with the Lumiere and paintbrush she "borrowed" from me. Don't let her lead you astray. :-)
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 80145
Tue, Dec 15, 2009 @ 11:35 PM
Tut tut, CindyLou, you deserve a tummy-ache after eating all that cookie dough. But soup sounds quite good to me - I like sweet things in moderation, savoury is always welcome. This is fun and so festive looking with your colour scheme.
p.s. thanks for mentioning butter as an alternative. While I think I know what our equivalent to Crisco is, I am never 100% sure. Mind you, it's amazing the difference in texture that using different fats make in baking.
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Wed, Dec 16, 2009 @ 12:36 AM
Dont you just love that image? Crystal sent me just 2 and I've been crying ever since! Your card is perfectly adorable. Hey, when you make your next batch of cookies, just send half to me. I dont cook, so there's not a snowball's chance in heck that I would ever taste your grandmother's cookies!
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Oh how sweet is this, Peggy? I wish I'd been there to taste that soup.... These cookies sound awesome Peggy, and there's no milk or butter in them!! I'll definitely be giving these a try, thanks so much for sharing!!