Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Snow snow snow & SnowBall Cookies!

Snowball Cookies
(makes about 2 dozen cookies)

2 cups (4.7 dl) flour, sifted
1/2 cup (1.2 dl) butter, softened
1/2 cup (1.2 dl) granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup (1.80 dl) chopped pecans
1 cup powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 325 F/160 C. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Add flour and salt. Mix until partially incorporated and then add nuts. Mix until a thick, uniform dough forms. (I had to add a little bit of butter in my dough because when I tried to make those little balls the dough just crumbled in my hands)

Roll cookies into 1" (2,5 cm) balls and place them on a parchment lined cooking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden and fragrant. Allow the cookies cool completely on the pan before trying to remove from the cooking sheet.

Coat cookies with a generous amount of powdered sugar. Pour the powdered sugar in a small bowl and just twiddle each cookie in the sugar.

I stumbled across this sweet recipe from Sprinkle Bakes and I just had to try it out :) and yes they were yummy! Can't wait to try out the Icicle Candy from Sprinkle Bakes :)

I also got these extremely handy cup and tsp&tbsp measures from my hubby as a present :) It's sometimes very confusing when converting cup to dl and trying to figure out how much exactly is 1/4 tsp with a regular tsp..But no more! Now I can go totally berserk while baking ;D
   Toodles ;)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

LadyBugs, BumbleBees...

All Kitties are now ready! Woke up really early this morning and decided that it's now or never ;) And I even got pics! It's really cloudy here but I think they turned out quite nice.
Here is the newcomer LadyBugKitty

It took me some time to figure out how to make the red "flappy" things (I also made pair of little blue bug wings underneath the red thingies.)

The BumbleBeeKitty is always fun to make (it was my very first "bug type" kitty and I just looove those feelers :D) 
Other Kitties that I made were AppleKitty, BunnyKitty and BearKitty. I hope they will bring a sprinkling of cuteness to their new owners 

Friday, December 10, 2010

★ Winter UpDate ★

At last I got some time to update my blog to a winter theme :) I've been busy at work and with my studies and making those kitties for Christmas. Kitties are almost done (only one more to go) but I haven't been able to get nice pics -> it's already dark when I get home from work and the light just isn't that good..but perhaps tomorrow if the sun decides to shine I will get new pics :)

There's soo much snow here! It might be fun to have a little photo shoot outside if it's not too cold :P