Sunday, December 16, 2007

Santa's Workshop

Today my cousin Kelly hosted a Santa's Workshop Wrapping and Cookie Exchange Party! Kelly went all out with treats and wrapping paper for everyone.

There was a great mix of women there, and we had fun chatting and eyeing each other's gifts! We also did a cookie exchange where everyone brought 2 dozen cookies to swap. Everyone brought great cookies to share, now i have a super great variety!

I made one of my favorite childhood cookies, Melting Moments, with pink and green frosting. Melting Moments are exactly what their name is, they melt in your mouth in a moment.

As a joke I also made Kelly mini bundt cakes. We were talking the other day, while I was making cupcakes, and she said, "are you making a dozen cupcakes for the party?" Of course I wasn't, but we joked about someone bringing 2 dozen bundt cakes to pass around! I had so much fun laughing and joking around with the ladies at the party, including Kelly's pastor of her church, Pastor Anne. I think if more churches had pastors like Anne, more people would probably go! She is a wonderful lady, with a great sense of humor. Kelly's BFF Sarah was also there, and that girl is a hoot! She has forever and always cracked me up! Today was no different! I can't wait to see what shenanigans she has planned for the following week... rumor has it that there is some sort of "game night" in the works, with lots of mixing and mingling! Good Times!

Melting Moments
makes 2 dozen
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup butter

1/3 cup butter
4 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter until fluffy. Add to flour mixture and beat thoroughly.
Refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with lightly floured fork. Bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are just lightly browned. Don't overbake.

In a bowl beat butter or margarine until fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups of the confectioners' sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the 1/4 milk and vanilla. Slowly beat in remaining sugar. Beat in additional milk, if needed, to make of spreading consistency. Tint with food color, if desired.

(are you happy heather! blog slack! whatevs!) :)


Kelly and Kyle Vlach said...

Thanks for coming! It was so fun to have people I love getting ready for the holidays at my house!Am I more excited for Christmas or the mixer...hmmmm...good question!

Sabrina said...

Definetly Christmas... however, the mixer might not be too bad either... :)

The Kings of Lauderdale said...

Um, where's the recipe for the melting moments? Don't blog slack, lady! I WANT TO MELT MY MOMENTS!

...sensible of shoe said...

So fun!

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