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Several members of the "Sketches: Creatively Yours" Design Team have created some special Christmas, holiday and winter themed items to share with you today as you Hop in to say hello on our Blog.
This card incorporates a hidden, incredibly delicious Sugar Cookie recipe. Pam said: "I think I will do some of these as gifts for our neighbors, and include a package of the sugar cookies."
Rolled Sugar Cookies
(this recipe can be halved)\
Oven 400 degrees
Mix well: 1 ½ cups butter or margarine (butter works best)
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Add: 5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour. Roll dough out onto floured surface and cut into shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes (10 -12 minutes for crunchy sugar cookies). Frost or decorate as desired.
This dough and the baked cookies freeze very well.
Enjoy!!! A friend gave me this recipe about 20+ years ago, it was her great grandma's recipe. It really is delicious, and easy peasy too. ~ Pam
Holiday Card created by Sketches Creatively Yours Designer Janis Medina
Look at the pretty snowflake in the upper right corner... Isn't it the perfect touch?
Ribbon Tree by "Sketches: Creatively Yours" Designer Ann Seleshanko
What a beautiful addition to a holiday table. Traditional red and green ribbon makes this project perfect for Christmas time! Thanks Ann!
A Winter layout created by S:CY Designer Irit Shalom
A soft and sweet Winter Card created by S:CY Designer Irit Shalom
I love the snowflake buttons! Just the perfect touch for this delicate card! Thanks Irit, for sharing your creations with us.
Makes a 9 x 9” pan of squares- I double the recipe and place it in my 9 x 13” glass baking dish. If you double the recipe, cook as directed but allow a couple of extra minutes, watching well.
INGREDIENTS & METHOD for a 9x9 pan of squares:
For BASE of the squares-
Mix together the following til crumbly:
1 ¼ cup flour
¼ cup brown sugar
½ cup margarine
Pat into a 9 X 9” pan that has been sprayed with "Pam."
Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Do not let it get too brown. Set on wire rack to cool a bit while you mix the topping.
INGREDIENTS & METHOD:
1/3 cup margarine, melted
2 T evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
1 beaten egg
1 T flour
1 cup Thompson raisins (These are nice big plump raisins, and my mkids love 'em. Use what you have, though!)
Mix all together in a small bowl. Spread on top of base, which will still be warm.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Watch carefully so that it doesn’t get overdone.
Cool on wire rack. Cut squares when cool. Store in airtight container. AWESOME!!!!
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