Good Morning everyone! How are you doing today! It is Day 3 of the Creating Christmas Event…hope you are enjoying it! There are so many wonderful bloggers out there with such great projects! I love looking at them all!
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Today I have a yummy easy cookie recipe for you and how to make a beautiful gift that keeps on giving!
Tea Cups and Tea Cakes
First…may I tell you that the 2 tea cups featured here were found in the thrift store last Saturday by my husband! Amazing right…he was running errands and decided to stop by the local Salvation Army to see if he could find something that he thought I would enjoy…he came home with these two beauties and about 6 more and some great China…these are the times when you know you raised him right! lol!!!
This project is oh so simple! Just take a beautiful cup and saucer …fill it with these yummy tea cake cookies…arrange some pretty complimentary flowers in between the cookies and then simply take a little paper doily and fold and place a wonderful tea bag in side and wrap with a bow and top with a matching flower. Then wrap in cello…place in a gift bag and viola…the perfect gift. I really sweet touch is to include a recipe card as a tag !
These pretties are also wonderful for serving guests…How pretty would a table look with a selection of these filled with different sweet treats…at a variety of candle sticks as bases in different heights and create a little drama on your table!
A simple doily adds that special touch!
These pretties are also wonderful for serving guests…How pretty would a table look with a selection of these tea cups filled with different sweet treats at a variety of heights…simply find some pretty candle sticks and use them as bases and add a little drama to your table!
The possibilities are infinite!
Here’s the recipe for these Yummy Tea Cakes…The recipe has been in our family for…well for a very long time! Hope you enjoy it and hope you check out the variations…
1 Cup of butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup of confectioners sugar (this is a must…don’t use regular sugar : ) this adds a creamy texture
2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp of good vanilla
3/4’s of a cup of chopped fine walnuts
if you don’t like walnuts try adding…mini chocolate chips…chopped hazelnuts…peanuts…cashews or any nut that you and your family love…peanutbutter chips…crushed heath bars (my favorite)…dried fruits (i love craisins in these..but any dried fruit is fabulous…you can even combine the fruit with nuts)…crushed kit kats…and the list goes on…you can put your families personal spin on these and you just can’t go wrong…just don’t over do it…stay to the 3/4’s of a cup or else it will over power the cookie. Another note…the longer the nut variety sits…the richer the taste…these will stay fresh for a month if sealed in a tupperware or tin!
Cream your butter… now add your 1 egg till the mixture is nice and blended…then add your vanilla…then add the sugar gradually until all blended…it is now time to add your dry ingredients gradually…blend till completely mixed and then fold your chopped ingredients thoroughly. One thing to remember…if you don’t want to add a chopped ingredient…these are yummy plain!
Now roll your cookies into small balls and place on a parchment covered cookie tin (so great for clean up! : ) and bake for approximately 15 minutes in a 375 degree oven…you know your oven so give it a check…the bottom of the cookies should be a light golden brown and you will know they are done. Remove from the over and place them on a cooling rack just for a minute or two and then have a paper or plastic bag ready with confectioners sugar in it — place 3 or 4 cookies in the bag at a time and shake till the cookies are completely covered…place on a plate and repeat…repeat…it is important to put them in when they are warm because the sugar melts a bit making a creamy coating! You can sprinkle with fresh sugar when serving. I know you are going to love these and make them for years to come…they are quick and easy and fool proof! ENJOY!
See you tomorrow…till then…tons of
to you all!