Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Weekend Update & More This and That

Had lots of fun this weekend at a SISters crop where I finally got started on my Dec. Journal!! Mine is about half way finished now. I did it pretty much "bare bones" and plan to embellish more each day as I add photos and do my journaling day by day in December. I used a 7 Gypsies chipboard album I already had on hand and Scenic Route's Holiday line from last year - Roxbury. I got bored working with just one paper line and the ended up purchasing some of the new Good Cheer line from October Afternoon to mix in. I was trying to work with stash that I had on hand, but I couldn't resist a little more October Afternoon -swoon!! Also using some KI Memories, Hambly of course, and probably some Jenni Bowlin, Making Memories and whatever else suits my fancy at the moment. Starting to get in the Christmas spirit, but refuse to pull out and decor or play the holiday tunes until the day after Thanksgiving.

Made some really yummy cookies to for the crop. They are called Ranger Cookies. This has to be one of my all time favorite cookie recipes. If you know me at all, you know I have a love/hate relationship with cookies - I absolutely LOVE to eat cookies, but HATE that I have no willpower and cannot stop eating them!! Anyhow, not sure where this recipe came from, maybe my old Ranger Rick Magazines I used to get as a kid. I know I have had the recipe a very long time. Here it is:

Ranger Cookies sorry no pics - they have all been eaten!!
1 3/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 sticks softened butter
1 c granulated sugar
1 c firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 c flaked coconut
1 c old fashion oats
2 c crushed corn flakes or Rice Krispies cereal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Cream butter, eggs, both sugars and vanilla in separate bowl. Add flour mixture to creamed butter/egg/sugar mixture and stir. Stir in coconut, oats and cereal. Bake 10 to 12 minutes (until golden brown)on ungreased cookie sheet. Makes about 60 cookies.

And last but not least - I FINALLY finished my Halloween House!! I had to finish it. I cannot bring myself to leave a project unfinished. At least next year, it will look real cute sitting next to my Halloween Tree.


Anonymous said...

Your projects are simply gorgeous! Love the mini so far and that house is great. I am making some for Christmas.

Linda Beeson said...

That journal and the products you used on it are just wonderful! Great things for Christmas.

Suzanne Webb said...

Great looking projects...that little house is adorable!

Denise said...

Yippee! I am not alone in Halloween journey. Your Halloween house is awesome! I would keep it up for the rest of the month. :o) I love your December Album. You are much further than me. I plan on posting my cover tomorrow unless I find another Halloween layout to do. :o)

Thanks for the cookie recipe. They sound delicious!

Anonymous said...

oh your house is waaaaay cuter than our gingerbread haunted house - looks better constructed too! :P

Lisa Dorsey said...

Adorable projects! Those cookies sound very yummy! I am going to have to try them!

Cricket said...

Cute house Amy!!!

Loved your December album too...I still need to get going on mine..ack!!

Thanks for sharing the recipe, the cookies were so delish!!


Carla said...

Super duper cute girl....the mini is adorable and I so LOVE LOVE the house.....

Kath W said...

Omgosh, I've been scouring the web this morning looking for this recipe! Too funny. I think they're also called Spellbinders?? not sure. Anyways, thanks a bunch!

Love your Christmas album!