Thursday, December 20, 2007

Comfort & Joy....and Cookies!

Just a quick post as the hustle & bustle is upon us all. Getting into the Christmas spirit here: scented candles are lit, fave holiday music is playing and cookies are just out of the oven, yum!

Thought I'd share a last-minute project I'm working on and my all-time fave cookie recipe. The knitting is a scarf for my daughter (shhhh!!) made from 100% Merino wool, I this yarn! The recipe is for 'Thimble Cookies' (aka 'Santa's Thumbprints') and they are are melt-in-your-mouth-delicious, I tell ya!!!

It's a no-fuss basic ingredient recipe that whips up fairly quickly. I love that you can add jam or candied fruit to the centers of these, whichever you prefer. You can also add mint jelly to the centers to make a festive red & green cookie display or pop them in a vintage or holiday tin lined w/ parchment and tie with a sumptuous bow for gift-giving! Enjoy!

(enlarge pic for recipe, it prints out index card size)

Hope you're finding time to savor all the wonderful sounds, sights & smells of Christmas!


studio lolo said...

What fun and holiday spirit in your house!!
Congrats on being one of my 'pay it forward' friends :) Please email me your address so I can send you an ATC. Hmmmmm, I wonder what I'll end up doing for you. Do you prefer whimsical, animal, landscape, collage??? Let me know.
Here's my email :

Put 'pay it forward' in the subject box so you don't go to spam!

Merry Christmas Laura!
XX Lolo

Susan Tuttle said...

Such a beautiful scarf for your daughter! I love the colors you chose.

Yummy cookies!!--looks like you and I are very much into baking right now.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!


K said...

My, Laura, your daughter doesn't check your blog?? She might be sneaking around, taking a peak under the sofa, in the closets, or . . . at your blog!! Then she'd see what a lovely scarf you're making for her! Oh dear!
Love the cookie recipe, seems very easy and yummy.

gkgirl said...

those cookies look delicious!
and the scarf so soft!

happy holidays

Heather B. said...

Hi, Laura...hope you had a very Merry Christmas.

I'll have to try your cookie recipe. They look yummy!

Thank you for the comments you left about "girlie" or "girly".

Heather B. said...

How did your daughter like her scarf?

Thanks for linking to me. I already have you linked under "Illustration Inspiration". Hope that's OK.

This is going to be a great year! :)