Friday, December 18, 2009

Gumdrop Cookies

My favorite holiday cookie recipe is GUMDROP COOKIES and I wanted to share it with you today! This recipe was given to me by my cousin Sharla when we were in High School and until they are baked, my holidays really haven't begun :)

1 c. shortening
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 c. quick oats
1 c. coconut
1 c. gumdrops, diced

Cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, beat until creamy. Sift & add dry ingredients. Add oats and coconut and diced gumdrops. This is the stickiest part of the recipe...I use my kitchen shears to cut up the gumdrops, but I have to stop and clean the scissors occasionally. You'll notice there are NO black gumdrops in my bowl. I have a bunch left if anyone wants to drop by and eat the nasty things for me. If you hurry, I'll give you a cookie, too!

Roll dough into balls and place on greased cookie sheet (press balls flat if you like crunchier cookies...I like them chewy, so I don't press them down)

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

Then you can set them out for Santa on Christmas Eve (or eat them for breakfast because they do have oatmeal in them, after all...)

 I stamped the plate years ago at one of my stamp camps! Isn't it cute? Santa loves gumdrop cookies :)
But I wish he'd send the elves over to clean up after me...

Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Days of Holiday Sales

Buy the present you *really* want during the 12 Days of Holiday Sales featuring Big Shot products ~ your spouse will thank you for saving them the trouble! Click here to visit my website, then push the "Shop Now" button :)

Joy...clean and simple

I followed this Clean & Simple layout pretty faithfully...
Supplies by Stampin' Up!: Very Vanilla and Old Olive card stock, Real Red craft ink, clear embossing powder, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Delightful Decorations stamp set, Ornament and 1 3/4" circle punches, Gold elastic cord, Read Red polka dot grosgrain ribbon

Monday, December 7, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dasher: FTL70

Finally got new batteries for my camera and I'm back with another Fall-to Layout by Clean & Simple! Here is FTL #70 Sketch:

and here is my version using the Dasher stamp (the most popular Stampin' Up! stamp right now!):

Supplies by Stampin' Up!: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive card stock, Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip craft ink, Real Red classic ink, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Dasher stamp and Old Olive taffeta ribbon.