I love this caramel honey capelet! I designed it myself, after exhaustively searching for a pattern. I was needing something to keep my neck and shoulders warm at work, sitting at a computer for hours. And it had to stay put better than a shawl or scarf. And fit under my coat. This is what I came up with. Presto! I've been enjoying mine immensely and have had several requests from friends.... you can find this little wrap in my etsy shop.
OHMY! These are wonderful little cookies. We have them nearly every holiday. The major ones, anyway. They're good with frosting, but at their best rolled thinly and dusted with colored sugar or sprinkles.
These cookies were made with my Grammy Snelling's recipe. They are just slightly different from most sugar cookie recipes I've seen or tried. All of them are good. Delicious even. But to us, Grammy's recipe is the perfect sugar cookie.
Grammy's Sugar Cookies
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind (the dried kind in a jar is fine)
1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon cream
Cream together the Crisco and sugar. Add eggs and whip until light and fluffy. Add cream, nutmeg, lemon rind, and baking powder and mix. Stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Chill at least 1 hour. Roll thin and cut out with a floured cookie cutter. Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet. If using sprinkles, add them before baking. Bake at 350, 7 minutes for thin cookies- up to 12 minutes for thicker cookies.
This is my grandson, Nolan Ryan. He's 2 and he can't believe his eyes. When he woke up there was 5" of snow outside his window. In North Carolina. Nolan has seen this much snow before. Once. At his great-grandparent's home in Pennsylvania. North Carolina? Um, no. Not so much. That is so like God, Nolan. The instant you think you've got it all figured out, thank you very much, you wake up to 5" of something-you-didn't-expect. You gotta love His sense of humor!
Oh, but don't worry, my friends. Nolan recovered from his shock and dismay in time to experience his first Snow Day. Live and in person. Oh, and it was serious fun.
And this cutie? This little lillebarn is my granddaughter, AKA Princess Skyleigh Claire. Couldn't you just eat her up, hairbow and all? She, however, decided not to partcipate in said Snow Day festivities. Oh, yes she most decidedly did. And what was her excellent reason you ask?
She's waiting for her daddy to introduce her to her first snow. When he gets back from his deployment.
Please pray for Nolan & Skyleigh's Daddy to return safely!