10 December 2009

Christmas Treat Recipe Blog Hop!

Several members of the Center Stage Spotlight Team have joined together to share a special Christmas Treat Recipe Blog Hop event with everyone tonight! They have whipped up some treats in their kitchens and their stamp rooms over the past few weeks so we could compile our very first Recipe Book for StampTV!

So I decided to create a quick, easy and yummy recipe! Soft Christmas Cookies. I have to confess that this kind of cookies are always a challenge for me because I never get them soft, always hard and crunchy, LOL, but this recipe is a MUST HAVE, your cookies are going to be soft and delicious!

Here is the recipe:
Soft Christmas Cookies

3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1.Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually blend in the sifted ingredients until fully absorbed. Cover dough, and chill for 2 hours.
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are barely brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Here is a close- up of my card:

Here the card and yummy cookies I put in a quick and simple box I made.

Material I used:
Card Stock:
Pure Luxury White , Pure Luxury Good as Gold
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red, Ginger, White craft.
A Year of Flowers, A Very Merry Christmas both by Gina K. Designs.
Accessories: Square and Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Embossing folder, Gold embossing powder, Dauber, Dimensionals.
Embellishments: Gold Stickles,
Pure Luxury gold Cording, Pure Luxury White Organdy ribbon,

Check out these designer's blogs for the sweet projects they've designed around their treats:

Then, stop by GinaK's blog for a super sweet give-away she has tonight in honor of the hop!

The Recipe Book will be available as a free download PDF on StampTV tonight as well. Look for it on the Freebie Tab link.


resmith said...

Beautiful card! Great packaging.

joy said...

Beautiful cookies and your packaging is so pretty. I can imagine using this as a baby shower favor!

Lori said...

Beautiful card, packaging and I am going to try your recipe Giovana, looks scrumptious!!!!

Donna said...

beautiful card & packaging!! your cookies are so sweet!

Theresa Momber said...

What a gorgeous array of cookies! Your card and box are stunning!

Melissa Cash said...

Beautiful cookies and card Giovana!

Stampin' Pam said...

Giovanna - I love sugar cookies and must try your recipe. Your box and card are absolutely STUNNING. WOW is all I can say.

JessicaK said...

Awwwww, how adorable the cookies are. And the gift combo looks so elegant.

Carolina said...

So very sweet and lovely card! Congrats on making the cover with your yummy cookies!

Payne Holler Cards said...

big congrats on being on the cover! you and Pam have gorgeous presentations - perfect for the cover! going to be trying those cookies!

Kerrie said...

Your card and box is stunning, yummy cookies!

Sue said...

Love your projects Giovana! Very elegant. Your soft cookies sound delish.......I have the same problem getting things soft so must try these tfs

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh my do those ever look fabulous and sound wonderful!! I love the box with the Swiss Dots!!!

Dawn said...

YUM! beautiful card, packaging and staging too!!!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card and packaging, Giovana! Your cookies look amazing! I'm definitely going to give your recipe a try!

Cheri said...

I don't think I've ever seen that recipe, Giovana. Thanks for sharing it and I'm going to give it a try - your cookies look sooooo yummy!

JazzyH said...

Sugar cookies rule!

Laurie in MN said...

Lovely card.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Such great presentation for those yummy looking cookies and beautiful card, too.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

These look so yummy! the colors on them are so fun! and your card and box are just beautiful!!

Lagene said...

MMMmmmmm good! And your card & packaging are lovely!

Jennie said...

Love your card and packaging Giovana! These cookies are so pretty!!! AND congrats on being on the cover, so exciting :o)

Deb said...

Mmmm! These look so delicious Giovana! Your card is stunning, and the whole presentation is fabulous! Congrats on making the cover! That gorgeous deliciousness will certainly lure lots of people to see what's inside! :)

tlgirl353 said...

Giovana- what a beautiful presentation for your cookies. I can't wait to try this recipe! Great job!

Marianne said...

Wow Givona

These look so good. I will be trying this receipe.


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