Friday, December 20, 2013

Gingerbread Men

It is that time of the year again, Christmas Cookies. Although over the last several years I don't bake and cook like I use to, I still like to some cookies. Today I made Ginger Bread cookies with the help of my son. I mixed and made the dough and we cut them out and decorated. So how is that for team work. We had fun and that is all that matters. Here is a picture and my recipe. Enjoy and I hope you make some cookie memories of your own.


 
 
 

Ingredients

3 cups  flour
2 tsp.  ground Ginger
1 tsp.   ground Cinnamon
1 tsp.   baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup (11/2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
1tsp. pure vanilla extract
 

Mix  first 6 ingredients; set aside. Beat  butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses, egg and vanilla mix well.

Gradually beat in flour mixture  on low speed until well mixed.  Divide dough into2 flat discs and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Roll  out dough to 1/4 inch thickness on lightly floured work surface.  Cut into gingerbread men shapes with a 5 in cookie cutter.  Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake  in preheated 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks and cool completely. Decorate cookies as desired. With either white icing or sprinkles.

Store cookies in tight container up to 5 days.

Makes 2 dozen.
 
I hope you enjoy making these as much as we did.
 
Jackie and Joey

 

Christmas Swap Cookies

I am so excited that my partner in the cookie swap was Lisa Eisner. I sent her my Kris Kringle recipe and she sent me her Linzer cookie recipe. I had a lot of fun making these and learned a new cookie recipe for Christmas. My son just loved them.

Here is a picture of Lisa's Kris Kringle and my picture of Linzer cookies. Don't they just look yummy! If you would like any of these recipes just let me know.
Until next year.

Jackie


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Update on Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap

So far I have one person signed up for the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap. If I don't get any other lovely bakers to sign up. Guess I will be Lisa's partner.

Come on Ladies I know there are some awesome bakers out there.

Can't wait to share one of my families favorite cookie recipe with Lisa.

 
 
Tempting, Yummy and Santa will love them.

If you are interested in joining in email me at jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com.  I will extend the sign up until Wednesday11th.

Jackie

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap





 I saw this great idea on Pinterest and I hope everyone gets excited about it  as I am. I was late for the sign up so I decided to do my own.  This will be fun and just think of all the new friends you will make.

I am hosting A Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap! Told you it would be exciting. I just know everyone has a recipe or two to share.

This recipe swap is really easy to take part in and is for EVERYONE!  Bloggers, non-bloggers, US residents, and international friends.

Sign up for the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap by Dec 5th.
  • On December 5th, I’ll be emailing everyone with their partners.
  • Introduce yourself to your partner, and email him/her a unique Christmas Cookie recipe you love.  (Please send a recipe you’ve made and like to eat – not just one your eyeing online or in a magazine.)
  • Make the recipe your partner sends to you and snap a picture or two.
  • If your a blogger, post the recipe you received with your photos on your blog December 15th.  If you’re not a blogger and want the recipe you receive shared – email me the recipe and photo.  I will share any recipes sent to us in a separate blog post.  {You will have my email address when the pairs are assigned}

  • To join in on the Recipe Swap let me know here or email me at jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com

  • Pick an amazing recipe!  This is about getting a new possible family favorite

    Let the Fun begin!!

    Jackie

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013

    Notebooks of Fun

    I decided to clean up my desk and purse with all the pieces of paper for directions to places I go a lot or just once in awhile. Since I moved last year to Nevada it seems I need directions for everything. So I took one of the notebooks I bought from the dollar store and covered it with old DSP and some Faux Suede paper to make a Travel Book. This way I won't loose all those directions and comments.!

    I hope you like what I came up with, if you look real close there is a Rhinestone for Las Vegas!

    Here is front and

    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt is Here!

    The LNS demonstrators have gathered their clues, updated their blogs, and getting prizes ready….. and once again, there will be a GRAND PRIZE of STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCTS from all of us here at Late Night Stampers. The Treasure Hunt runs from August 20th, 2013 up to midnight October 25th, 2013






    Here’s how to play:
    1. Go to the page (listed at the top of my blog) titled ‘LNS Treasure Hunt-Participating Blogs'
    2. Visit each of the blogs listed (it’s always nice to leave a comment!) -look for participating Treasure Hunt players – they will have the picture of the SU! box (below), and they will list their clue
    3. Make a note of what the clue is, and whose blog it is on
    4. Once you’ve collected 50 clues, email them to ME at jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com listing each  and the blog where you found it.
    5. Remember if there is not 50 clues today, keep checking back we may have added more demonstraters later!
    6. You have from Tuesday August 20th to Friday, October 25th 2013 to collect 50 clues and email them to me, to be entered into the contest -Contest closes Friday Oct. 25th at midnight PST
     
    My clue is:  Epic Day This and That Journal
     



    The journal itself is plain, but its possibilities are endless.


    You can use it as a scrapbook of your favorite vacation, sporting event, Christmas or other family holidays. Just endless!!

    Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check back often an check to see if any new demonstrators have joined in the Hunt.

    Jackie




    Sunday, August 25, 2013

    What's New With Stampin Up in August

    What is new you say!, this month Stampin Up  launch the Holiday Mini and some wonderful projects and promotions. So come along and enjoy in the fun.

    Holiday Mini  started August 1st and runs to January 2, 2014. I will be highlighting some of the awesome new items during the month of August, so check back often. If you would like your own new Spring Catalog or Holiday Mini just email me and I will order you one. Better yet get a few girl friends and have a show and earn free Hostess gifts and a Holiday Mini free!! Email me at jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com.

     
    Sounds great doesn't it, well there is allot more to come. Let's get started!

    I don't know about any of you, but I always love getting Flip Cards but never tried doing one because they looked complicated. Not anymore, Stampin Up has come out with a new Thin-lit that makes it a lot more easier. Here let me show you with the flyer and video.

    now for the video:



     Did anyone say Christmas!!

    This is a picture of the front of the card.

     
    Here is the card open


    Here is the card standing
     
    Supplies:
    Card Stock                               Coastal Cabana, Silver Shimmer
    Stamp Set                                 Merry Messages
    Ink                                            Versa Mark
    Embossing Powder                   Silver
    Designer Series Paper Stack     Winter Frost
    Framelit                                     Labels Collection
    Thinlits Dies                              Labels
     
    I am having so much fun with this new tool from Stampin Up. I just love loved putting Glitz and Glitter on this card. The new Thinlit was made for Christmas! 
     
    Jackie


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