Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lacey Snowflakes or 3D Snowflakes

My version of Lacey or 3D Snowflakes. First of all, I know this post is really late, but I had to have my sweet husband pull this pic of my phone and he was finally able to do it!

So I got a wild hair and wanted to put these in my tree for daytime decoration. So the kids and I took a Sunday morning before church and made them and hung them in the tree. They turned out great and it is really therapeutic putting them together.

I found great instructions for them HERE and HERE. Or you can adapt them however you would like. I folded my paper like the 2nd step of a snowflake and then made marks on the fold at
1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2, 7 1/2, 9, and 10 1/2. It was quick and simple!

I think I might experiment and see if I can't make these for Valentine's Day. I wonder if I can change the straight lines to hearts? (OOHHHH I do love a good crafty challenge!!!) I will let you know if it works. Anyway have a great weekend and stay tuned for my next post, I will be featuring my first post in my new "My 12 Favorite Tools or Helpful Hints"!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Magic Cookie Bars

Christmas Cookies #3 Magic Cookie Bars Magic Cookie Bars


1/2 cup Margarine or Butter
1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 14oz can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 12oz package Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 1/3 Cups flaked Coconut
1 Cup chopped nuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees for glass dish). In 13X9-inch baking pan, melt margarine in oven. Sprinkle crumbs over margarine; pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumbs. Top with remaining ingredients; press down firmly. Bake 25 to 30 min or until lightly browned. Cool. Chill if desired. Cut into bars. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Enjoy my favorite family treat!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Yummy Lemon Cookies

Christmas Cookies 2010 #2 Yummy Lemon Cookies
Yummy Lemon Cookies


2 1/2 Cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 Cube Butter
2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
3 TBL Lemon Zest (4-5 lemons for juice and zest)
15 oz Ricotta Cheese (regular)


Cream together butter, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, ricotta, then add flour, baking powder, and salt.
Mix well, scoop out and place onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 13 min. Place on wire rack to cool.

Lemon Glaze
2 1/4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Lemon Zest
4 1/2 TBL freshly squeezed Lemon Juice

Blend together and spoon over warm cookies that were placed on wire rack.
*Place wax paper under wire cooling racks to catch drips of Lemon Gaze.

**Enjoy within two days or freeze and enjoy another day!!!

Happy baking!!!

***When I froze my cookies I glazed them before I froze them and they were delicious even frozen!!!!***

Monday, January 3, 2011

Rolo Cookies

Cookie recipe #1 from Christmas Cookies 2010 Rolo Cookies! Rolo Cookies

1 Pkg Devils Food Cake Mix
2 TBL Flour
1/2 Cup Oil
2 Eggs

Combine all ingredients together in a mixer and mix until combined.
With a large spoon or cookie scoop, scoop out dough.
Place Rolo candy in the middle and roll into a ball.
Roll balls in granulated sugar till covered on all sides.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 min. till the cookie barely cracks.
Cool cookies on a cooling rack and enjoy!!!!!
Makes 24 cookies

Crafty Camper Girl Note:

I was not able to find Rolo candies (that were not in a party mix bag) at my grocery store, but Wal-Mart did have a generic caramel chocolate candy that looked like a Reeses Cup but was a generic of a Rolo. I used them and they turned out great!!!

Also a little dough goes a long way, you will get 24+ cookies from this recipe. You don't need a lot of dough to cover the Rolo. They will spread a little on the cookie sheet but not too much.