Monday, October 12, 2009

A Giveaway , A New Listing and a Recipe

Jessica from Country Whispers is celebrating her 200th post with a stitching giveaway...the lucky winner will get 3 great cross stitch magazines (my favorite Country Stitching) plus a book
on home decorating....a yard of pretty fabric, a embroidery hoop and some nippers to clip threads....she is also throwing in a nice please check it out and welcome a new friend..just click on the know me.....I love anything concerning embroidery and cross stitching.......
I just finished and listed another candle mat...I think this is the last one for awhile.......but they are so fun and addicting to make......You can find this one and more in my Inspiration Etsy shop

This one is snowmen and candy canes....before we know will be Christmas time...I did this mainly with satin and backstitches..again, this pattern is from Primitive Stitches...

Lastly, as its been cooler (unseasonably cool here, Thank the Lord!) I made some cookies yesterday afternoon.....

I found this recipe when I was blog hopping, but don't remember which blog it was..sorry....but the cookies are made with Nutrella...something I had never tried before..and are absolutely delish......actually, if you don't have the kisses, don't worry....personally I think these are great without...they are slightly crunchy and soft in the middle......I didn't have white sugar (it was all frozen and I didn't feel like digging through the freezer) so used some turbinado sugar (its a natural sugar which has a coating of sweet golden molasses) and I think it made the cookies even better...the boys thought they would be good holiday cookies.....
Nutrella Cookies
1 3/4 cup flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup Nutrella
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
24 Hershey kisses
Preheat oven to 375....In a medium bowl, combine flour, soda and salt. In another bowl, combine Nutrella, sugars and butter, cream for about 3 minutes and then add egg and vanilla, blend well.
Stir in dry ingredients, just until combined. Shape into balls and roll in sugar, place on baking sheet, 4" apart as they will spread. Bake 8 minutes, remove and gently press a kiss in the center of each...return to the oven for another 3 minutes. Let sit on sheet for a minute or so and then remove to cool on wire rack......
If you are not familiar with Nutrella..its a hazelnut/chocolate spread that is very good.......rather rich by itself...I found it fairly inexpensive at Winco.
hope you enjoy the cookies as much as we do...