One More Cookie . . . or Two

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
            ~Author Unknown

 

I finally found some cookies my husband won't hide from me.

I thought about Mom and Grandma Black while I was making these. They were both amazing artists with thread. My twin sis and I spent most of our summers at Grandma's farm growing up. When we got restless (and, maybe, in her way a little too much), Grandma gave us her tea towels to embroider. We spent a lot of hours out on Grandma's front porch sewing "I love you Mommy" into her towels. Apparently, we were restless a lot.

I keep my ear up to the Craft Gossip fence, which hooked me up with these adorable embroidered Felt Valentine Cookies by Pamela Susan. Oh my goodness, how yummy! But, it's been a long, long time since I got to embroider with Grandma. Thankfully, Pamela Susan made a great tutorial and linked to Future Girl Stitching Tutorials for reminders on the whip and blanket stitches.

Grandma! Look what I made.

Felt Cookies

I made them for this card, and, of course, they had to have an adorable treat bag.

Felt Cookie Card and Treat Bag

The Spellbinder Nestabilities were perfect for cutting out the round icing and cookies. The impressions they put in the felt give an ideal guideline for the stitching. If you don't have the heart-shaped Nestabilities die (like me), you can trace the heart shapes from Wilton nesting hearts cookie cutters (available at Michaels).

The recipe for the card is at "One More Cookie . . . Puhlease." The recipe for the treat bag is:

  • Paper – October Afternoon Modern Homemaker
  • Fibers – Stamping' Up! black grosgrain ribbon, My Mind's Eye Gathered Crepe, Making Memories rickrack, DMC embroidery floss
  • Embellishment – Button from my button jar
  • Other – Stampin' Up! Glassine Bags
  • Technique – Machine straight stitch

I have two cookie recipes for you, one for the yummy felt cookies and another for the real thing, my Mom's wonderful honey/lemon sugar cookies. For the felt version you can find all these ingredients at Michaels. The seed beads were the biggest investment at $2.99 a color. If your embroidery skills aren't as rusty as mine, you can substitute french knots for the seed beads.

  • Fabric – Felt sheets available for 29 cents a sheet
  • Fibers – DMC embroidery floss in the following colors: 437 light tan, 605 light cranberry, 817 very dark coral red, and Blanc
  • Embellishment – Red, pink and white glass/seed beads
  • Other – Polyester Fiberfill and needles.  You can use just about any household sewing needle for the whip and blanket stitch, but you need a smaller needle to attach the beads. A good rule of thumb is to use a needle one size smaller than the seed beads you're  using. So with size 11 seeds use a size 12 needle.
  • Technique – Blanket and/or whip stitch

Mom's "Merry Christmas Cookies"

Mix thoroughly:

  • 1/3 cup soft shortening
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. lemon flavoring

Sift together and stir in . . .

  • 2-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt

Chill the dough in the refrigerator. Roll out thick (1/4 inch). Cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until, when touched lightly with finger, no imprint remains. When cool, ice and decorate as desired. When cool, ice and decorate as desired.

Temperature: 375 degrees
Time: Bake 8 to 10 minutes
Amount: About 5 dozen, 2-1/2" cookies.

Ah . . . I had so much fun making all this yummy goodness. Mom and Grandma would be proud.

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  1. Those are SO CUTE!  I need to make a batch for my kids to play with, I'm thinking!!

    • Hi Linda. I am Iranian. Your cookies is very very beauty and of cours delicious! I think you are artist & creative.I wish I could learn this art from you.

      Good Luck.

  2. Ohhhhh- these are just to DIE for!  I hope I have time to make some!! tfs cuz I love them! 

  3. LOVE*LOVE*LOVE your felt cookies and card! AWESOMENESS!

  4. These are just darling, Linda… what a great idea.

  5. ADORABLE!!! I really LOVE them!!

  6. Your cookies turned out great!!!  I'm so happy you enjoyed the tutorial.  :)

  7. I love the cards, the gingham and the polka dots.

  8. Simply ADORABLE!
    I found you through Feline Playful and I'm now a follower.
    Yolie
    http://www.JustYolie.com

  9. I stumbled upon your blog and am so glad I did!  These are absolutely the cutest ever!!!!

  10. OMG Linda…those cookies look good enough to eat…although I would probably end up with a serious case of cotton mouth. lol    Hugs

  11. These are fantastic.. What a wonderful idea..I am thinking these may be even better than the real thing.  Your recipes sounds so good. I love anything lemony.. Great job.

  12. OMG…all of this could not be any cuter….Wow, Wow, Wow….adding you to my Google Reader so that I don't miss a thing from you, Linda!

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  14. I just found your blog and I am loving it! I lnkied up today with my Pasta Weesie recipe and I hope you’ll stop by some time. I look forward to reading more.

  15. Hi Linda. I am Iranian. Your cookies is very very beauty and of cours delicious! I think you are artist & creative.I wish I could learn this art from you.

    Good Luck.

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