Friday, October 31, 2008

I've been Tagged!!

No cards today...I spent an indulgent day shopping at the mall with my dear friend, Patty. We see each other entirely too little and just had a wonderful time shopping and talking. I don't go to the mall much (my DH is thankful) as I find clothes shopping to be something I have to be in the mood for. I have to get myself psyched up for it. I guess I just wasn't born with the shopping gene...unless it's for stamps, paper and ink....no problems in that department, unfortunately.

At any rate, this is my very first time being tagged. Tammy Herschberger tagged me to give 5 answers to the following items:


Things I love
  1. God
  2. My family
  3. My friends
  4. Stamping
  5. Giving gifts

Things I don't love

  1. Dishonesty
  2. Anger
  3. Injustice
  4. Politics
  5. Chocolate ice cream

Songs on my MP3 Player

I'm ashamed to say I have one but haven't put a single song on it. Uh, guess I'll do that now.

Favorite food/drinks

  1. Pizza
  2. Dessert (anything except chocolate ice cream)
  3. Hummus
  4. Salads
  5. Bakalava (yeah, I know it's dessert but it deserves it's own spot!)

Now I have to tag 5 others...

Some are stampers, some just inspire me to be a better person:

  1. Catherine
  2. Cherry
  3. Debbie
  4. Erika
  5. Meaghan

Blessings and Happy Stamping,

Charlene





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Mmmmm....Snickerdoodles!

Mmmm, Mmmm, here are those yummy Snickerdoodles I promised you. These break my rule (just a bit) of using only real, unsalted butter, as they use a combination of butter and butter-flavor shortening. Remember to have your butter and eggs at room temp. Don't let the butter get too soft, as that will cause over spreading. Don't you love that plate? I found it at a yard sale with a couple of others years ago. It's Limoge. I love serving an old fashioned cookie like Snickerdoodles on it. This is one of the simplest and best cookies. One big tip is to remove them IMMEDIATELY from the cookie sheet after you take them from the oven. If you leave them on the sheet to cool, they will overbake and you will loose that soft center that makes these so yummy. Let me know how yours turn out.
Snickerdoodles
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening (I use butter flavor Crisco)
1-1/2 c. sugar
2 large eggs
2-3/4 c. all purpose flour
2 t. cream of tartar
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt (not kosher)
2 T. sugar
2 t. cinnamon
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix well. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, b. soda and salt. Shape the dught by rounded teaspoonfuls (about the size of a walnut) into balls.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
Roll each ball in the mixture. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. (I use Silpat liners) Bake 8-10 min. or until set but not crisp. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and cool on a rack.
If you leave the cookies on the sheet, they will continue to bake from the residual heat on the pan and overcook.
Happy Baking and Happy Stamping!
Charlene
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