Friday, December 17, 2010

Melting Snowman Cookies and giveaway winner

Melting Snowman Cookies

Sugar Cookies

1/3 cup cold butter
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour

Beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer for 30 seconds on high speed. Add in sugar, baking powder and a dash of salt. Beat until combined. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing. Add in the flour 1/2 cup at a time. Lightly flour your rolling surface and place half your dough on top. Make sure dough gets nicely coated with flour on all sides. Roll out your dough 1/8 to 1/4 inch in thickness and cut using a round biscuit cutter. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 7-8 minutes or just until the cookies edge is firm and the bottom of the cookie is a very light golden brown. Cool on a rack

Sugar Cookie Icing

1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsps milk
2 tsps corn syrup
1/2 to 1 tsp. almond extract

Add your powdered sugar to a medium sized bowl, then add your milk and corn syrup. Mix well!! Then add your extract and slowly add more milk and corn syrup until you get the consistency you prefer. If you add more it will be runny, less will make it thick.

Haphazardly ice your cookies, the more imperfect the better cause it gives the effect of melted snow.

While you are icing your cookies, place a few large marshmallows on a plate and microwave them on high for about 20 seconds. They should puff up a some but they will shrink back down if you let them sit for a bit! Before you pick up a marshmallow grease your fingers with some cooking spray first. They can be very sticky! Place it on the iced cookie. Decorate the face with brown or blue jimmies for the eyes and an orange one for the nose. Different color ones as the buttons. Let set up and enjoy!!!

Thank you to all who entered the giveaway! The winner of the Flannel Froggy Children's Blanket using is #1 HB Send me your address and I'll have it in the mail asap! Congratulations!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Giveaway

I have been in such a good mood lately. Why? Well, I am no longer a regular bus driver, I got my special needs route back 3 weeks ago! I went from having 85 kids to having 7....ah, it's so nice! NO MORE STRESS!!!

So I decided to do what we blogging woman do best when we we are happy and excited....we have a giveaway!

I am giving away this adorable flannel children's blanket handmade by me. One side is camouflage with frogs and the other is a warm cream.

It measures 36x42 To enter all you have to do is leave me a comment.

Here is a close up of the froggy fabric. It is very soft & quite warm. I think it will make a little boy, or girl for that matter, very happy!

I'll pick a winner using this Friday, December 17. I will announce the winner at 5:30 that evening. GOOD LUCK!