Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Twice as Sweet Tuesday

I have two sweet things to share with you today!

Yesterday when I came home from work a package was waiting for me at the door!
Yeah!! It was the wonderful giveaway from Southern Inspiration!
If you haven't visited her site you need to head over there! She also sells Southern Living at Home!
On the side bar of her page you can access the SL at Home Catalog! I encourage all of you to look through the catalog for great ideas and you could even have a catalog party through her!!!

Here are all my wonderful gifts! I can't wait to find  a home for each one!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Sweet Thing number # 2 is a recipe for
Red Velvet Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp red liquid food coloring
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking pwder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Cream Cheese Frosting
Sprinkles (I used red)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beat until well blended. Beat in red food coloring and vanilla.

Mix dry ingredients together in a seperate bowl. Add flour mixture to above mix, alternately with buttermilk. Beat at a low speed until blended.

Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls 3" apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until tops are set. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

After cookie is cool frost each cookie with cream cheese icing and add sprinkles.

Mixing in flour and buttermilk until well blended.

I used a large ice cream scoop to drop cookies on to the cookie sheet. I also always line my cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Since I made large cookies, only 6 fit on a tray and the recipe made 24 cookies.

Icing Recipe:

Sorry, I just don't enjoy making icing. It never turns out??? Maybe you have some pointers!

Next week: I am going to attempt homemade graham crackers!!

Sneek peak: Thought I would give you a peak at something I am working on in the craft room!


Deb said...

Just wondering what you've been doing with all those cookies. I'm thinking they would go great with coffee. (I'm just saying.)

The last picture makes me wonder about your curtains and/or shower curtain...

Wendy said...

I wonder.....

Jill said...

Oh my word, I have to try these cookies! Yum-O! Thanks for stopping by today :)

Cara said...

Hi Wendy! Thanks for stopping by Homespun Kitchen, I am enjoying reading your blog! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!


farmhouse wares said...

Those make such pretty Christmas cookies. Congrats on your win!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Wendy~ I'm strolling in to catch up and especially to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!
It's such a wonderful time to stop and reflect on all those we cherish and are truly grateful for.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to visit and leave feeling inspired!

Even though our Thanksgiving is very small in number, with hubby and son (we don't count the cat cause she doesn't like turkey). We don't scrimp on the menu...from appetizers to desserts with several carb loaded dishes in between! We will be enjoying tryptophan playoffs too!

Sweet Holiday wishes,

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