December 12, 2017 by

Stitching and Cookies, Week 2


Categories: Christmas, cooking, cross stitch

Not much to report here today, as this past week was the busiest December week yet.  Between concerts, rehearsals, and holiday gatherings, I hardly had a chance to stitch.  And unfortunately, what I was able to do ended up being stitches I’ll have to frog.  Somehow I made a mistake in my little Scandinavian tree, so I’ll have to do some ripping.  That didn’t sound very appealing, so I put it aside and worked on my “Woolly Winter Wall Hanging”.  This is not the best picture, as I was not going to drag out my still life studio box just to take one photo.  The snowman is almost finished and a tree has appeared.  I don’t like the arms, they’re kind of weird.  I only stitched one arm, but I am going to take out those stitches and make the arms more simplistic.

Woolly Winter Wall Hanging

And that about wraps up my stitching progress.

Moving on to cookies …

chocolate spritz cookies


1 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 tbsp. milk

2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

Powdered sugar for dusting

Heat oven to 375.  In large bowl, combine sugar and butter; beat until light and fluffy.  Add egg; beat well.  Alternately add flour and milk to butter mixture, mixing until well combined.  Add cooled chocolate; blend well.  Fit cookie press with desired template.  Fill press with dough; press onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 for 5-7 minutes or until edges are light brown.  Immediately remove from cookie sheets; cool slightly.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

3 Responses to Stitching and Cookies, Week 2

  1. Robin in Virginia

    Your spritz cookies look great. Hmmm, should I hop in the instant transport machine for cookies and coffee? You have made good progress on your snowman piece. Thinking of you!

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