Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cookies...

I made some Christmas cutout cookies.....omg, so yummy!

Recipe for Sugar Cookies:
Sift together:  6 c. sifted flour
                       2 tsp. baking powder
                       2 tsp. salt
                       2 tsp. baking soda
                       2 c. sugar
Cut in:           2 c. shortening (til mixture resembles a course meal)
                      (I use butter flavored Crisco)
Blend in:       4 eggs
                      ½ c. milk
                      4 tsp. vanilla
Roll Out:       on floured board to 1/8" thickness.  Cut with cookie cutters.
                      Bake at 400º for 6 - 8 minutes.  
                      This recipe does not say you have to chill dough before rolling out,
                      but I always do.  It makes it a lot easier to handle.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I made a Carrot Cake the other day.....

It was really yummy.  Thought I would post the recipe for you to enjoy!!


Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cake:   2 c. flour   
           2 tsp. cinnamon
           2 tsp. baking soda
           ½ tsp. salt
           1½ c. vegetable oil
           2 c. sugar
           3 eggs
           2 tsp. vanilla
           2 c. shredded carrots
           2 c. coconut
           1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple with juice
           1 c. chopped nuts

Heat oven to 350º.  Prepare cake:  Sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.  Beat oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients and mix well.  Stir in carrots, coconut, pineapple with juice and nuts. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake for 45 minutes.  (I used 2  9" cake pans) Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting:   2 pkg. (3 oz) cream cheese - softened
                ½ c. butter - softened
                2½ c. confectioners sugar
                1 tsp. vanilla

Combine cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla and beat well.  Frost your cake and enjoy!!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Making excuses!

I've been busy making Christmas cards but unfortunately I can not post them before Christmas because they are orders.  Don't want to spoil the fun by showing the cards.  Anyway, I only have done a few orders.  My shoulder has been bothering me so I haven't been making too many cards or doing much else for that matter.  Have been going to physical therapy but it doesn't seem to be helping.  Christmas is fast approaching and there are so many things to get done.  Don't know how much more I will be posting before Christmas but after Christmas I plan to do a better job of blogging.