Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winning Recipes and Pictures

In my last post of the cookie exchange I was so sad because I hadn't taken many pictures. Just after publishing the post, I received an e-mail from Julie Martin with 70 gorgeous pictures and permission to use them! Thanks Julie!!! I will link you to her website and slide show in a few minutes. But first I want to share a few of the pictures and recipes...

Below are pictures of the winning Carrot Cookies by Natalie Anderson...


These cookies were fabulous! They were so good that you are going to get the recipe! I recommend you try these at home...

Carrot Cookies
2/3 c butter1 c sugar1 egg2 ½ c flour2 tsp baking powder1/3 tsp salt3 T orange juice (freshly squeezed)1 c carrots (boiled and mashed)1 tsp vanilla
Cream butter, then add sugar and egg. Beat well. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add orange juice, carrots, and vanilla. Mix well.Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Orange Icing
2T butter½ c orange juice3T orange rind4 c powder sugar
Mix ingredients together well. Add more powder sugar or orange juice, if needed.

These are the winning Toffee Bar Cookies by Shawna Danberg...


and the recipe...

Toffee Bar Cookies
1 cup packed brown sugar * 2 sticks margarine softened* 1 egg* 1 tsp. vanilla * 2 cups flour *6-ounce package chocolate chips* 1/2 cup chopped nuts

Blend together margarine and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with 6-ounce package of chocolate chips. Let melt and spread over over. Sprinkle chopped nuts. Makes about 3 dozen.

Faith's winning display (did I mention that Faith is my 9 year old niece) didn't she do a great job...

Julies winning diplay...

Brittany's winning display...


Beautiful pictures of beautiful people...




If you want to see more go to Julie's slide show, click on client proofing and enter the password cookie exchange. Don't forget to include a space between cookie and exchange or it won't load. Julie graciously gave us these pictures and has given permission to you cookie exchanger's to download any you want and use for your enjoyment. They are not for sale, they are a gift! The pictures are beautiful, it's worth the trip! Click on the link to see the slide show... http://www.moderndayphotography.net/

12 comments:

Amy from Texas said...

That looks like a fabulous party. Anything with cookies is my kind of party!

Thanks for visiting my site. Looking forward to reading yours too!

Amy from Texas said...

Duh! Forgive me... I just realized which Laurie you were! ha. The new background threw me for a minute. I thought you were a whole new Laurie... Yeah, I'm blonde:-)

Have a great day.

Michelle said...

oh laurie they are the most beautiful pictures i have seen for a long time...they brought a tear of pleasure to me...so pretty and so warm and friendly...you are so lucky to have family and friends like these...
I love your red door it is so modern country...
and thanks for the recipes...

Karen said...

Wow, it's all so beautiful! Natalie always makes something sooooo creative! Your niece is very talented, too. Actually, it was all wonderful and I want to try those toffee bars! Karen

Heidijayhawk said...

that looks like more fun than i can handle! what creative folks!

Kelly said...

thanks for posting the pics, i've been dying to see it all! I wish I could have been there, i was busy getting a tan...ttfn

littlebyrd said...

Wow! These are beautiful!
I got your wonderfully sweet message, wanted to let you know. I have been working at the shop all day the last couple of days. More today and then off for a few. Whew!
I am missing you too. Let's talk soon! Meanwhile you can find me at littlebyrdvintage.blogspot.com.
Big hugs, Rebekah

happy zombie said...

Oh Laurie... how magical! I'm in awe of it all!

Megan Hobson said...

Your party turned out great! The photos are spectacular!!! So nice, and so classy. I'm having m ine this weekend. I'll post Monday!

littlebyrd said...

It's me again - just checking in to see if there was a new post! Miss you! Hope you guys had a great Christmas.

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Fun photos and I will try a few of these recipes too.

Have a great weekend!

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