Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sweet Pressed Cookie stamps Christmas recipe by Stampin Up and me

Hi dear Stampers. How is your day going? You know, we had such a fun morning here in our kitchen. Our oldest daugther needed some cookies for her buddies at Kindergarten, that help her during the year. Now she wanted to make those cookies herself. Well.. I might shock you with my next quote, but I had never made any cookies in my whole life! I had no desire to make them as well. I know.. it sounds sad.. but that .. was .. me! I am not a big cookie eater so maybe that helped a bit. Yah.. forget about the bonding time I could have with my kiddo's.. Buying cookies can be bonding too, right? (smile)

Anyway.. About 2 weeks ago Stampin Up send me a free cute little white box with the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps in it. I was already thinking, who can I give this too this Christmas. because I was not planning on using them at all..

Then my daugther came in this morning and asked me 'What are these mom?' while holding them in her hand.. 'Well..' I said.. (I was thinking very fast in my head.. I could say.. 'I don't know..' and 'Why did you open that little box?'.. Or I could tell her the truth and tell her that they were cookie stamps... but then I knew what would happen... Her eyes would go wide and her cute little voice would ask me to make cookies with her.. ) So guess what happened.. Yip.. baking cookies it was.

There was actually a recipe for the cookies included in the box.. Stampin Up must have been thinking of me. I looked through it and yes there was no excuse.. we had all the ingredients in our house.. 'Okay, okay let's give it a try!' I said and she ran to the bathroom and said. 'Jippie! I am going to wash my hands mom!' She was so excited..
So I .. I mean, we were going to make some cookies..

We started with 2 cups of salted butter (that's a whole new 500 ml. package.. ouch) softened to room temperature.
We poured the 1 cup of granulated sugar (+ additional sugar for rolling.) + 1 cup of powdered sugar over the soft butter and started mashing the whole thing with a fork..

Then we preheated the oven to 350 Farenheit / 175 Celcius.

Well, forget about the fork and trying to mash the butter and sugar together.. I have a KitchenAid machine :) let's use that one. Way easier :

2 teaspoons of Vanilla

Yip that's the teaspoon

After the butter was all fluffy, we were allowed to add 1/2 a cup of cornstarch to the mixture.

When that was all mixed and lovely, we could add 2 times 1 - 3/4 cups of white flower to the mixture.

To make the dough less sticky, just add a little extra flower! (like 2 teaspoons)

They were so into this. Loved seeing their little smiles!

Of course the girls needed to do some pre-tasting.

We had to make sure that the dough wasn't sticky. Dough that is sticky will cling to the recessed areas of the stamp.



Three.. Wowsy.. that looks so much fun, doesn't it?

And hoopla.. in the oven for only 15 minutes.

And there you have it....

Our yummy...

and home made cookies!

This is what I learned today!

  1. I am never to old, to try out something new (smile)

  2. Cookies are fun to bake and wow, does it ever smell good in our home!

  3. Cookie recipes without leavening (such as baking powder or baking soda) will result in the sharpest images. Cookie recipes with leavening will rise, causing the image to become less distinct.

  4. With this recipe we were able to bake about 30 cookies.

  5. My daughter was so proud of me / us.. Love that!

  6. and last but not least, they tasted so yummy!

Have a fun day and I hope I encouraged you to do some baking :) I would love to hear how yours turned out!

To order the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps, please visit my online Stampin Up store and look for the item number#125152 - $20.95.

Doughy hugs, Pauline


  1. So sweet, Pauline! Love the way you told the story and such a wonderful way to get quality time with your daughter!

  2. Wow this is so cute! Now I want to bake cookies with Gio too!!!

  3. Prachtig verhaal, Pauline! Zo mooi omschreven, dat het bijna is alsof we erbij waren...
    Thanks for sharing!
    Lief dat je ons op deze manier je "huis" binnenlaat en ons deelgenoot maakt van je leven.
    Je bent bijzonder!

    Liefs, San

  4. Dag lieve Pauline, mooie dagen voor jouw en je gezin!

  5. Oh wow Pauline, they have come out amazing. I might have to give that recipe a try, as mine never come out so lovely. Now if only Stampin' Up Australia would bring out those cookie stamps here, then me and the kiddies would have a great time.

    I hope you and yours have a beautiful Christmas.
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Dat ziet er heerlijk uit Pauline!

    Wishing you (and your family) sparkle,
    wishing you cheer,
    for a bright merry Christmas
    and a Happy New Year!

    Hugs, Laura

  7. Wat een heerlijk verhaal Pauline! Bedankt voor het delen met ons. Ik hoop dat je hele fijne feestdagen hebt gehad en ik wil je alvast een heel goed oud en nieuw wensen. En daarbij natuurlijk alle goeds voor jou en je familie.

    Lieve groetjes, Annemiek

  8. hi pauline, descoverd your blog now, great creations you've got here ! became your follower, will be back soon,
    greetings, martina


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline