Thursday, December 10

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.


  1. Beautiful card! Great packaging.

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

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

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

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

  6. Beautiful cookies and card Giovana!

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

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

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

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

  11. Your card and box is stunning, yummy cookies!

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

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

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

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

  16. 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!

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

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

  19. MMMmmmmm good! And your card & packaging are lovely!

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

  21. 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! :)

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

  23. Wow Givona

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


  24. Well I agree but I dream the post should have more info then it has.