Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Treats and Cookie Bake, MMSC32

 This  is my recipe holder card, it has two front pockets and I love the paper, dressed up in gingerbread cookies.  I looked at the tutorial  at SCS on how to do a front two-pocket card, I read and re-read it and even printed it out BUT, it lost me on step 2, I kid you not!!  I went on to do my own version of it.  The front pockets turned out just fine but there is no inside of the card and I showed you the back of it, almost like a picture frame type stand, which I suppose was to be the inside of the card but frankly I like it better myself, who knew?

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The card front, the pockets are empty right now. When the card front is full they hold the two red circles which would contain your treasured recipes, they each have a ribbon attached to let you pull them out of the pockets better.

The two recipe holders are now in  the front pockets.

The back of the card, LOL.  See ~ there is no inside of this holder.

The treat holder, a recycled pail.  I used the same paper and ribbion on this as I did the card/recipe holder.

The treat pail lid, I think this is so cute!

The goodies we made at the Cookie Bake.
The whole package, the card/recipe holder, the red recipe cards, the treat pail and the goodies.
 I have a recipe for you, one we try and make each year called Holiday Snowballs, they were made this year also as you can see in the photos.

                                         Holiday Snowballs
1/2 Cup butter
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 Cup ground Walnuts or Pecans
1 Cup Flour
Powdered Sugar

Mix butter with sugar until creamy, add vanilla, flour and nuts, mixing well.  Wrap in waxed paper and chill until easy to handle.  Shape dough into one inch balls and place on cookie sheet.  Bake in oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and while still hot, roll in powdered sugar.  Place on cooling rack and when cool, roll again in the powdered sugar.   Makes 2 dozen cookies.
Here is what my family does for the Holidays, we have a cookie bake!!  There are rows and rows of cookies, our best guess is around 100 DOZEN cookies,  We are all worn OUT and up a few pounds!

Thank you for stopping in, feel free to help yourself to some cookies, there is more than enough for everyone!  Hope your family has some of your own favorite family recipe traditions.   Have a great week, blessings, Jane


  1. Oh my heavens Jane.. send some of those cookies my way.. :) I could eat prob. a dozen by myself.. :) HEHE!!! Your creations are BEAUTIFUL.. I LOVE the colors and they are so amazingly done.. :) HUGS

  2. Ohhh, so tolle Plätzchen, und sooo viele.
    lg gila

  3. Awesome've been really busy! What a neat card/recipe holder and treat container...I love this set!

    And look at all of those cookies........OH MY!

  4. Holy cow 100 dozen!! I have not even made a dent in my holiday baking. Gorgeous creations!! Love the paper!! Perfect for this challenge!! Love your treat container!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I thought maybe you would share a recipe for each type of cookie here. LOL!

  5. WOAH!!! are a baking maniac!!!! And to think I haven't even started..this is making my head spin hun!! LOL!! I tell you that they certainly ALL look so delicious and I'm sure whoever gets a taste will truly enjoy your efforts! :) Your project is so yummy and sweet!! Wonderful take on the challenge and thanks for choosing me as a remarkable!! BIG HUGS Enjoy the Holidays!!

  6. Wow Jane...I can't imagine that many cookies at one time, but I bet it was sure a lot of fun. Your card and project is just unique and amazing. Love the gingerbread paper. Just fabulous.


  7. Hello, Jane!!!!
    How are you???
    I Think you are perfectly fine producing so much as I am seeing!!! That's great! What a fabulous Holidays TReats!!!! And I'm in love with your Holiday Card! So beautiful! Really!
    Brazilians Hugs to you, my dear!

  8. Jane, Jane, Jane....I am going to have to leave this page up for like an hour now or something just to drool all over the pictures of all of these yummy looking cookies. I would want them all!!!! I am selfish, Yes! Ok, clearing cookies out of my mind for a second....your project is wonderful. Love the matching cookie container. Very pretty lid, and I love the MS punches you used. I hope that you and your family have a beautiful Christmas and lots of those wonderful cookies!!


  9. Oh my the cookies look delicious and the container you created for them is gorgeous! I really love the dp you put together for your project! Always a pleasure to visit...have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!


  10. OMGoodness! I came to get a closer look at your awesome card and cookie pail, which are stunning by the way. But I'm just awe struck by the vast amount of cookies you and your family have baked! Wow! You could open your own bakery! Merry Christmas Jane! Hugs! Michelle

  11. Wowzer Jane, you sure have a large family. I agree with Michelle, with these you have enough to open up your own bakery, lol
    Your projects are so very cute. Fun card and pretty pail. They make the Christmas goodies even more cheerful!

  12. Oh my giddy aunt!! This is just stunning Jane - I love your DP and the recycles pail...what a fabulous project - your recipe sounds great too...bye bye diet!! LOL! Now Jane - tell me this - do your family eat all of those YUMBLY looking cookies or do you give them as gifts!!?! I want to be adopted by your family - what a fun tradition to have - fills your home not only with that gorgeous smell but with all of that love too! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing Jane - you have inspired me...again!! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

  13. OMGoooooooodness, those look yummy! My daughter is sitting here with her eyes popped out saying I want to make cookies like that! Haaahaa, not in my life time. What a lot of work!
    your projects to go with them are perfect Jane, love the dp!

  14. OMG Jane..I should have stopped by earlier... are there any cookies left for me?? LOL WOW.. I am very impressed at your operation my dear. You are one incredible lady!! I hope you know that. Exceptional crafter, wonderful mother and now a baker to boot...WOW!!! Your project and post is FANTASTIC. I am sending you lots of love for you and your family this year. Have a very Merry Christmas my dear friend :)

  15. Errrr.....WOW.....all those delicious cookies are making me hungry. I think this is the first time I have seen so many cookies on one table! Totally outstanding! You should open up a cookie store...vintage card stuff on one side and bakery on the other. I would come to visit all the way from Miami just to taste some of those cookies.....yum!
    Your card and cookie holder are fabulous as always Jane. You have the best ideas and it's always a pleasure to visit.
    Enjoy your Christmas with your wonderful traditions and all those cookies.

  16. I never seen too much cookies like on your picturs))) yammi


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