Thursday, 22 September 2011

Cookie Recipe & Fabric Give-Away!

Hi Everyone!

I've had some requests for the cookie recipe that I used for my recent Holiday Sneak Peek event, so I thought I'd post it on my blog to share with everyone! I love recipes that make a lot of cookies (perfect for freezing!) and I especially love recipes that can be turned into a gift! This recipe is perfect for gift-giving because you can quickly add the ingredients (most of which are already in your pantry) into a 1 quart canning jar, add some fabric and a label with baking directions and VOILA! A lovely gift for a special someone! And the cookies really are to-die-for! Especially with a nice cup of coffee or tea!

To view the recipe, go the the RECIPE page on this blog.

The fabric I used is called Spice Cake, from our 'Spice Cake Product Line' in the new Holiday Mini - isn't it sweet??  I love the designs! So country chic. The beautiful colours give a feeling of a crisp fall morning, don't you think?  The fabric bag was given to those us who attended the Stampin' Up! Convention this past summer. I used it as a purse (though now it holds my new SIMPLY SCORED tool!) and I received a ton of compliments on it! The big Spice Cake designer buttons are just too much fun too! To view our fabric line, click HERE

I haven't had a give-away for a while 
so I figured it was time! 

  • Leave a comment on this post and your name will be entered in a draw to win a full package of Stampin' Up! designer fabric!*
  • Leave a great gift-giving recipe in your comment and to the above prize I'll add a package of Natural Hemp Twine!*
  • Place an order through my online store of a min. $50 you will receive a gift package of  assorted Stampin' Up! designer fabric, some designer buttons and a full package of hemp twine!* Click HERE TO SHOP THROUGH MY ONLINE STORE. 24/7 - don't forget to check out the discounts on the Clearance Rack!
Offer good until September 27th, 2012 - one entry per person. GOOD LUCK!
*Valid within CANADA only.



  1. This is a great idea. Before I retired I did these a number of years with cookie, soup, muffin and brownie mixes. Everyone loved them and they are so easy to put together.

    Sand Castle Brownie Mix
    1/3 c. chopped nuts
    1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
    1/3 c. flaked coconut
    3/4 c. sugar
    1/3 c. baking cocoa
    1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    In a 1 quart glass container, layer these ingredients in the order listed, packing well between each layer. Cover; store in a cool dry place up to 6 months.

    To prepare brownies:
    2 eggs
    1/2 c. vegetable oil
    1 tsp. vanilla extract
    In a bowl, combine eggs, oil, vanilla & brownie mix, mix well. Spread into a greased 8" square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
    YIELD: about 2 dozen


  2. Loved the recipe for the Cowboy cookies and tips on how to layer in a jar for gift-giving. Sounds perfect....... will definitely give these a try.

    Here's a quick little recipe that's great for Halloween season. Not my original idea but I've made them several times and they are always a hit. Change up sprinkles and candy coating for the season. Cute and tasty.

    Marshmallow Pops:
    • 4 in. Lollipop Sticks
    • Non-Stick Parchment Paper or Wax Paper
    • Orange Candy Melts
    • Midnight Black Candy Melts
    • Spooky Green Candy Melts
    • Halloween Sprinkle Mix
    • Large marshmallows
    Simply start by placing a lollipop stick through the center of each large marshmallow.

    In a microwave safe cup, melt any color of Wilton Candy Melts for 30 seconds at a time on a medium heat, stirring between each reheat.50% power for a total of 3 minutes 30 seconds worked out perfectly for about 1 cup of candy melts.

    Rather than dip the marshmallows like you would a strawberry in chocolate, I found it worked best to roll the marshmallows through the candy melt, then roll the marshmallow along the inside of the cup to remove excess candy coating.

    Dip in sprinkles of your choice and package individually in cellophane pieces or small clear bags. Tie off and add a gift tag.

  3. Love love love this idea!!!
    I remember making these with you when I lived in SJ. Great gift set!

    Here is my great gift giving recipe...
    Oatmeal Cookies are my FAVE!!!
    1 1/2c flour
    1 1/4c br. sugar
    1 3/4c oats
    1/2 tsp each of b.soda and salt
    1tsp cinnamon
    (can add a layer of chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, coconut...whatever tickles your fancy.)

    Layer in container.
    When ready to mix add in...
    1c shortening
    1 egg
    1/4 c milk
    1tsp vanilla

    Blend well. Drop by spoonful onto pan and bake 10-15mins at 375f.

  4. Thanks for the comments and great recipes, Ladies! Penny, YOU WON the giveaway! I used number generator to pick the winner. Penny, please let me know which Designer Fabric pattern you'd like and I'll need your mailing address too ~ you can contact me at CONGRATS! I can't wait to try these recipes! :-)