Thursday, October 18, 2012
Start a new tradition...I did this with my girls when they were little just as my mother did with me when I was little...It's a great bonding experience as well as a fun Treat for School parties, etc.
HOOT OWL COOKIES(Look at their different Personalities)
FYI: This Classic recipe was a Pillsbury
Bake-Off winner for Natalie R. Riggin
of Olympia, Washington in 1956!!!
I just learned that this year!!
My mom never told me where she got it...
It was just a FUN Cookie tradition
we did each year!!
1 c. packed brown sugar
3/4 butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted
80 semisweet choc. chips (1/3 c.), 40 cashews
1) In a large bowl, beat brown sugar & butter for about
1-2 min. scrapping bowl occasionally, until light & fluffy.
Beat in vanilla & egg. On low speed, beat in flour, baking
powder & salt until dough forms. In a small bowl, place
1 cup of the dough stir in melted chocolate & baking soda
until well blended.
2) On a 12x8-inch sheet of plastic wrap, press half of the
light dough to form a 10x4-inch strip. Shape half the
chocolate dough into a roll 10-inches long; place on strip
of light dough. Mold sides of light dough around chocolate
dough; wrap in plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining dough.
Refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.
3) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut each roll into 40
(1/4 inch) slices; place 2 slices, touching each other, on
ungreased cookie sheets to resemble owl faces. Pinch
corner of each slice to form ears. Place chocolate chip in
the center of each slice for eyes; press whole cashews
between slices for beak.
Helpful Hint: To buy only the cashews you need
you can buy them at Winco in bulk & save money
not buy a whole can..(but they are soo good!!)
4) Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light
golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie
sheet to cool....ENJOY!!!
Posted by Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas at 4:31 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012
I think I have told you..Halloween isn't just for kids!!
I have alot of fun myself during all these holidays til the
end of the year especially..Making lots of great Family
Memories/Traditions that never end..That's the
Best Part...the family memories..
Well....the above photo is my attempt to make
"Monster Eyes" which I found @ The Farm Girl
website..great blog...check it out!
Supplies to make Monster Eyes:
2 Big Marshmallows
2 Black Jelly Beans
2 Lollipop Sticks
Take a lollipop stick end & stick it in the jelly bean
then stick it through the Big Marshmallow & put it
in the hot chocolate...Have a laugh!! The weight of
the lollipop stick helps it to not fall over so much but
it will fall over a little..depending on which way you
put the jelly beans you can give them different
personalities sorta like "Mr. Potato Head"
Has anybody seen his "angry eyes"? I love Toy Story!!!
Posted by Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas at 8:25 PM
Friday, October 5, 2012
we have in our Esty Store.They have been a lot of fun.
They are Vinyl Decals...different sizes/prices..
Come check them out!
CLICK HERE http://www.etsy.com/shop/santasgiftshoppe
Posted by Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas at 10:07 PM