Monday, February 9, 2009

Yummy cookies

While looking for an Easter Swap I came upon a recipe that sounds oh so yummy. Being the sweet freak that I am, I immediately mixed up a batch and they were soooooo good!!!

Spritz Cookies
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 teasp salt
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks butter
2 egg yolks
1/2 teasp almond extract
1 teasp vanilla extract

Sift flour and salt. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs and flavorings. Mix in flour until well blended and dough sticks together. Roll 1/4" thick and cut into desired shapes or use cookie press. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.


Received a package from my partner in the Mini Valentine Swap. Jennifer made the cutest box with a vintage valentine on the top. Just love it. Included a heart wreath very similar to the wreath I sent to my partner in Heidi's Very Vintage Valentine Swap so you know I love it.
Then I received a package from Lorraine, my partner from the Prim and Whimsy swap. Lorraine makes the most fantastic painted dolls and decorations. I feel special being the proud owner of one of her pieces of art. Her website is Pieface Primitives. Visit for a fun tour of her amazing work.

Anyone know of a great sounding Easter Swap that is still open?

4 comments:

Shiree said...

Hi Cakegirl,
Just read your comment thank you!good on you, keep up the good work, it is also inspiring me to do the same, and I was really strict with myself last night and set myself a few tasks to do before going anywhere near my laptop! So far so good, and have a few more set goals for tonite also, keep in touch!
Shiree

eRiCa said...

I love spritz cookies! They are super easy. I made them the first year we were married for a bazillion people (Christmas). Thanks for reminding me about them.

p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog, I always dig new people!

Elise said...

Hey there!! Happy Goodwilling to you!! I hope you found some great treasures!! One of my blog friends, Heidi, is hosting an Easter swap soon. I don't have her on my sidebar, but if you go to Morning Glories and Moonflowers, then on her sidebar is Foxgloves, Fabric, and Folly(maybe not in that order), she always hosts fabulous vintage style swaps!!
Elise

Shiree said...

Hi Cakegirl,
just found this swap you may be interested in on Swapdex; http://petticoatjunction.typepad.com/petticoat_junction/2009/02/vintage-easter-basket-swap-come-join.html
looks good! May try it myself,
cheers, Shiree