Friday, December 10, 2010

Cookin up some Christmas

 I was getting this project ready for the Cricut weekly challenge......but I was a day late so I will just share it with you for fun!
I found some recipe boxes at (Michaels) for $1 and just went and refurbished them with some papers from K&Company. On this box I  roughed it up with sandpaper and antiqued it with Tim Holtz inking pads adding some simple embellishments and you have a pretty little Recipe box for a gift  perhaps for yourself.
  • The recipe card is from Kate's Kitchen cartridge ( to make them fit a recipe box set the inches to 4.3) then I added the sleigh ride cut from Christmas cards seasonal cartridge, using Tim Holtz ink dyes to color the image. Now for my favorite cookie of all times is a Spritz cookie (made with a cookie press) I'm including the recipe for all of you to enjoy.

                        Spritz Cookies 
1C Shortening
3/4 C Sugar
1 Egg
1tsp Lemon extract
2 1/4 C Flour (sifted)
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • Cream shortening till soft
  • Add sugar till light and fluffy
  • Add egg, lemon extract and beat
  • Mix flour, salt and baking powder together in a bowl then add it to batter in 3 segments, beat well each time.
  • Chill sough 10 min
  • Pack into cookie gun
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes
  • Frost
                                 Spritz Frosting
1/4 C Butter (softened)
2 C Powdered sugar
1 tsp Almond extract
3 Tlbs Heavy cream

Mix together and add coloring if desired
I put mine into a pastry bag and use a leaf tip or tip #70 and then I sprinkle with Wiltons edible glitter 

This recipe box is covered with papers from Cricut Imagines Kate's Kitchen
Here is just another fun project from Kate's Kitchen cartridge that would also make a fun gift. You print this on one sheet of paper and their is extra recipe cards to print as well. Sometimes they do not come out the right size so I played with it and to match the same size as the cover you want to set your  inches at 8.5