Saturday

Hello Kitty Giveaway V-Day Social!

Drumroll Please!! 


And the winner of the Hello Kitty Resins......
 
Celeste who said:

These are so super adorable. i am a new follower of your blog and facebook page.
I shared on my facebook page....
Thank you for the chance to win.

Congrats Celeste!! Please contact me at Homespunelegance.jk@gmail.com with the subject line HK Winner and include your shipping address :) I will get them out just ass soon as I receive your info! 
xoxoxoxoxox

Now back to the Valentines Day Social!! 


Here are some SCRUMPTIOUS and EASY Sugar cookies!

Sugar Cookie Recipe
  • 1 1/2 cups softened butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Icing Recipe
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (For a real treat - cinnamon extract in the red coloring)
  • red gel food coloring or no coloring for the white
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, stir together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond (or cinnamon) extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more milk.
 Recipes from ALLRECIPE.COM with variations to suit my tastes :)

Please note - although I am a diabetic not all of my recipes are sugar free!!
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