Monday, December 8, 2014

Giveaway day!


I am excited to participate in Sew Mama Sew's biannual giveaway day! It is so much fun to check out all the wonderful sewing and quilting blogs! This round I have a yard of Blank Quilting Jet Black solid fabric and a fat quarter of a hand dyed fabric. The base fabric was a black on white holly print. I over dyed it using procion fiber reactive dyes. It has been washed in synthropol to set the dyes. But I do recommend using a dye catcher when washing items made from hand dyes, just in case.




To enter my giveaway, please comment on this post (make sure that if you are set to noreply that I have a way to reach you) answering this question, what is your favorite cookie or treat to celebrate your family's Holiday season? One entry per person please. Since I will be working at the quilt shop on Friday, I will draw a name first thing Saturday the 13th.

My family's favorite cookie is English nut bars! While my Son and Daughter-in-law were here for Thanksgiving, she said she was "required" to get the recipe from me.  I was thrilled to know that my son had remembered those cookies and wanted his wife to learn how to make them. I will be posting it to my family recipe blog later this morning.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you take a minute to look around!




93 comments:

  1. We must have nut cups at our house every Thanksgiving /Christmas. Since I made them for Thanksgiving do you think I will be able to get away with not making them for Christmas? Well one can only dream!

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  2. Got to be iced cut out cookies.

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  3. I don't know how to write it, but my husband's family has something called Nusskiffle. It's a crescent shaped cookie with nut filling and dusted with powdered sugar. They don't last very lone. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

    Andrea (kmen3035 @ hotmail dot com)

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  4. Spiced nuts are a favorite! They don't last long around here though!

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  5. We don't celebrate Christmas but I will still make at least one batch of shortbread cookies.

    Thank you for the chance to win. Being a Halloween freak, black is always useful to me and the over-dyed fabric is really pretty.

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  6. Thumbprint cookies are my family's favorite.

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  7. Mexican Wedding cake are a must. :)

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  8. Our favorite cookie, and one my husband refuses to make any other time of the year, is Sugar Cookies. Good old melt in your mouth Sugar cookies, no frosting required. cdahlgren at live dot com.

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  9. Favorite holiday treat? Ginger bread. I have missed it for many years due to sugar allergic reactions. Hurray for sugar substitutes that you can now are made for baking,

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  10. Christmas Cake cupcakes.... I'm too lazy to make a big christmas cake

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  11. Oatmeal wreath cookies with cream cheese frosting and red hot dots as the holly berries

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  12. Divinity! Love the hand dyed fabric!!!

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  13. My family loves gingerbread cookies as well as triple chocolate cookies (Nigella Lawson's recipe). :)

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  14. Sugar cookies and pumpkin mousse. mindily at hotmail dot com

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  15. Our favorite holiday desert is New Orleans style Bread Pudding with Bourbon sauce. Yummy!

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  16. I make Italian Wine cookies. So good.

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  17. I love homemade cheese balls. Will be making them soon! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. My mom makes the most delicious chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. They stay deliciously soft forever :) Not really specific to the holiday but since my family moved to the other side of the US, I only get them when I visit for Christmas.

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  19. I love peanutbutter chocolate oatmeal cookies. YUM!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  20. Always buckeyes - peanut butter covered in chocolate! Peanut brittle is a throw-back favorite. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  21. I love homemade tootsie rolls. My Grandma made them all year long, but we often make them during the holidays to remember her.

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

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  22. I make almond biscotti and it is a hit with my family and friends!

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  23. What a neat giveaway! Sugar cookies are my favorite!

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  24. I like making shortbread cookies, they bring back great memories of my childhood.

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  25. I love the Ginger Chocolate Chunk cookies that were published in Chatelaine a couple of years ago. http://www.chatelaine.com/recipe/make-ahead-cooking-method/chewy-chocolate-chunk-ginger-cookies/

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  26. I love to make bacon buns - they are a real treat because I only make them for Christmas!! My family loves them sooooo much too!

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  27. Kiffles- walnut cresent cookies. Pretty fabric. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  28. I love a good ol' sugar cookie, yummy, if I can get the dough into the oven that is.

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  29. My favorite is Nanaimo Bars! mmmmmmm! Love the fabric! :)

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  30. I like sugar cookies. I am excited about you hand dyed fabric.

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  31. Hi, Thanks for the Recipe-I'm saving it!
    My favorite is: STRAWBERRY LEMON BARS

    Crust: Makes 12 bars
    1 1/2 c flour
    1/2 cup of powdered sugar
    1/2 t salt
    12 T butter, cut into 1/4″ cubes (1 1/2 sticks)

    Filling:
    1 c sliced strawberries+1/4 c sugar
    4 eggs
    1 c sugar
    3 T flour
    2/3 c lemon juice

    Powdered sugar for dusting

    Line a 9″ x 13″ pan with parchment paper up 1″ on all sides.
    Mix the flour, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla in butter.
    Press dough evenly over the parchment lined sheet using your fingers to press the dough into a uniform sheet of dough that goes about 1/2″ up all the sides.Put it in the freezer for 30".
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    In a small bowl, combine the strawberries and 1/4 cup of sugar
    To prepare the filling, whisk together the eggs, sugar, flour. Add the lemon juice and whisk to combine.
    Remove crust from the freezer+ put in oven+bake for around 25 min. When the crust is done, immediately scatter the strawberries around the crust, pour any accumulated juices into the lemon mixture and whisk to combine. Pour the lemon mixture over the strawberries.
    Lower oven to 325.
    Bake 15-20 minutes, or until the center of the lemon bars doesn’t jiggle.
    Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
    Slice, then dust with powdered sugar and serve.

    THANKS FOR YOUR GIVEAWAY!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com


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  32. my favorite holiday treat is a nice hot cup of mulled wine!

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  33. I love warm homemade eggnog. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous fabric!

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  34. gingersnap cookies. thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. I love the red hand dyed fabric, just gorgeous!! My fav treat is left over plum pudding eaten cold like a slice of cake the next day :)

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  36. Peppermint hot chocolate. I could make it anytime but it seems more special at the holidays.

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  37. I was up to my elbows in shortbread cookie dough earlier today. I think they are definitely my fave holiday cookie. :)

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  38. I love those sugar cookies that you make in a cookie press. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  39. Aunt Tillie's cookies
    sushikrazy@hotmail.com

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  40. My sister's banana pudding and my rum cake and my friend's homemade cookies and pumpkin pie.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Cinnamon rolls and peanut butter chocolate chips cookies :)

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  42. My favorite treat is fudge made from my mom's recipe.

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  43. My favorites are vanilla cookies (Vanillekipferl). Thanks for the chance!

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  44. My favorite are sugar cookies with frosting. sarah@forrussia.org

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  45. MY favorite are homemade caramels! but alot of work wrapping them in wax paper!
    Beautiful fabric
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  46. Jet black is a good piece of fabric to add to your stash. Black seems to go with everything. Your hand dyed fabric is a gesture that comes from your heart. Thank you for being a part of Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving me the chance to win your gifts. Merry Christmas to you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  47. Peanut butter blossoms. The ones with the Hershey kiss on top.

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  48. I JUST had a sample of a coconut cookie from this woman who I MUST get the recipe from!

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  49. for me it is not Christmas without Snickerdoodles.

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  50. I love gingerbread cookies! thanks!

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  51. German lebkuchen are absolutely delicious!

    sianozneta@gmail.com

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  52. Hi there Sylvia,
    Well, it's a toss-up…I don't have one favourite Christmas cookie…I have two! I just love soft gingersnaps that have been rolled in white sugar before baking. My other favourite is Sugar cookies, with coloured icing of course!!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
    snausages22@yahoo.ca

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  53. Fruitcake. The kind that has lots of nuts and fruit and just enough flour to hold it all together. :)

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  54. I love trader joes christmas snacks! Especially the chocolate covered popcorn!

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  55. Panettone! That's the best! thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. I was helping my DIL make centers for her dipping chocolates tonight. Her candies are my favorite. Thanks.

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  57. Christmas is not the same without mince pies and Christmas pudding.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  58. I bake cinnamon rolls once a year, for Christmas day breakfast. We are all looking forward to them.
    Thanks for the chance.
    naturallyfundays(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  59. I love Eagle Brand cookies! Chocolate, Graham crackers, coconut, condensed milk and awesome! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  60. I like the cherry cordials....chocolate covered cherries.

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  61. The treat I look forward to was homemade divinity and my mom's fudge with a lot of nuts. :-)

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  62. I like Chocolate Crinkles:
    I like Chocolate Crinkles...i used to make them years ago using a cake mix, but just recently found this recipe on line:

    Ingredients

    1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1 1/2 cups white sugar
    1/2 cup vegetable oil
    4 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup confectioners’ sugar

    Method

    1 In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (though you can do this with a wooden spoon, too) beat together the cocoa powder, white sugar, and vegetable oil until it comes together into a shiny, gritty, black dough of sorts.

    2 Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing for 30 seconds each. Add the vanilla and beat in thoroughly.

    3 In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and espresso powder if using. Mix into the chocolate mixture on low speed until just combined. Do not overbeat. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill the dough for four hours or overnight.

    4 Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the confectioner's sugar in a wide bowl. Using a rounded teaspoon get clumps of the chilled dough and roll them into 1-inch (2.5 cm) sized balls using your hands. Roll the balls in the confectioner's sugar and place on the cookie sheets (you should be able to get 12-16 on each sheet). Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool a minute or two on the sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Read more: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/chocolate_crinkles/#ixzz3LcunMEI2

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  63. My grandmothers cookies - oatmeal, spice drops, and coconut!

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  64. My family loves my Honey Cake with chocolate on top. They are ready to eat it every day!:))) It's Ukrainian traditional recipe, cream with nuts, fruits,...Thanks for great giveaway!
    allalarkin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I love chocolate covered pretzels and only have them around the holidays.

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  66. I love soft molasses raisin cookies and cranberry upside down cake but never make either until the holidays.

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  67. I don't know if my favorite cookie has a name. Put peanut butter between Ritz crackers and dip in chocolate. Husband can eat them faster than I can make them.

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  68. I like cut-out sugar cookies. Too much

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  69. I like my mothers Scottish shortbread!

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  70. My Dad used to make a homemade breakfast stollen in the shape of a wreath every year for Christmas morning breakfast . This year they are in Florida so will miss it. I suppose I could make one myself but it just won't be the same.

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  71. Just found a recipe for salted caramel chocolate cookies. So good.

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