01 November 2010

Gimmie That Camera!

Hey Friendly Friends (and all others still just hanging-in),

I'm still trying' to win that Cannon Rebel T2i.  All you have to do is wish me luck.  Even if it's deep inside your head, or heart, or even your fingernail.  Eww.

 The Sits Girls, especially that pretty one Tiffany, will choose the winner at random.  I'm not usually this good at kissing booty but, I really need want that camera!  So today I am linking up with my Sistahs and bringing to you, something we made for the holiday.

Our main chef (as for all things baked 'round here) was Maggie.  She made her godmothers recipe for cut out cookies.  The frosting is so fabulous and Maggie made all sorts of Halloween and autumn shapes like, pumpkins, leaves, witches, a foot and a dinosaur?   Quirky, quirky, quirky, I tell ya.  Check out some of her antic, it will leave you with a smile, guaranteed!

Yummy.  Creative.  Yummy.

We had our neighbors in for our annual Supper and Cider (spiked with Captain Morgan) celebration.  We handed out candy to lots of very cute little fairies and super heroes and when they started to wane, Maggie and her friend Regan just started chasing random children down the street and forced candy upon them.  Quirky.

Now I shall share with you Aunt Terri's recipe for the best cut out cookies eveah!  Because I love ya, and because I just have to win that camera.  Seriously.  I do.

Come to Mama you little Cannon, with two lenses, included!

Terri's Recipe for Cut Out Cookies

1 cup butter (cold)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp salt

Refrigerate for a couple of hours and then work with dough quickly because the colder you keep it the fluffier the cookie.  We keep the part we aren't using in the fridge until we're ready to use it.

Roll out and use cookie cutters (we prefer feet and dinosaurs {smile}

Bake @ 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes


Beat 2 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
dash of salt until stiff


2 tsp vanilla

Gradually beat in 3 cups confectioners sugar until peaks form.  Divide into 5 bowls; color four and leave one white.  Now, get to using your fabulous skills and decorate!

Enjoy, and thank you Terri.




Karen said...

Love those cookies!!.. especially the multicolored leaves. Your kitchen looks so awesome, are you just in love with it all? ....

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Look at you making halloween cookies, I'm lucky if I get my christmas cookies made :)
They look so good, thanks for the recipe!

deborah said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

BONNIE K said...

Those cookies look amazing! I'm glad I"m not there, or I'd have eaten them all!

NanaDiana said...

Well, Tia-here's your wonderful Wisconsin friend wishing you luck on winning the Cannon. Are ya making novenas for that baby? I know you are! Don't you love your kitchen now that you actually have a countertop to work on? Did you think that would ever happen (oh..say..along about last June?) My son is just finishing up his place too and if I can beg him to let me take some pictures I think it might put you into post-traumatic stress syndrome...if you live vicariously like I do.

Anyway...where the heck is MY box of cookies which I better GET if my prayers work for you to get that camera. Quick...quick...snap your heels together and repeat...There's a Cannon in my home...there's a Cannon in my home...There's a gnome in my cannon....I quit...I get a little confused if I have to repeat things too many times. Hugs-Diana

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These look wonderful. I love the shiny icing. The shapes of cookies are so fun and festive.

Glynis said...

Oh, my gosh. How scrummy do those cookies look? (biscuits in English btw).

You deserve that camera for sharing the pics and that great recipe, thanks! :)