Last night was the 3rd monthly get-together of our local herd of "MaryJane" style farmgirls (at my house). A new gal, Michelle, joined us and she is extremely productive in crafting, building things, refinishing antiques, home improvements, fabric arts etc. She brought show & tell goodies and taught us the basic elements of rug hooking. I served veggies, dip and quick & easy cranberry cookies (see recipe below).
Normally, we bring something to work on (needle arts, scrapbooking, sketching, mending etc), but last night we mostly gabbed and got to know Michelle. I was tickled to have found a very old woolen hooked rug on eBay and it matches a primitive puppy (a pattern I created awhile back). I'd like to learn how to do either wool needlepoint or rug hooking. I showed off my vintage jars, all dolled up with retro style decals and glitter; I gave one of the gals a decal'd lid for an old lid-less coffee jar of her's. The 'how-to' of dressing up old jars can be found in last fall's edition of MaryJane's Farmgirl online magazine, The Cluck.
Shery's Quick Cranberry Cookies
1 white cake mix, 1 stick + 2 Tablespoons of melted butter, 2 eggs, 1 Cup dried cranberries, 1/2 Cup crushed walnuts (optional). Combine ingredients, drop spoonfuls on lightly greased cookie sheet, bake at 350 degree for about 10 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
These EASY cookies were a hit at Christmastime. But, I added 2 more tablespoons of butter to the basic 'cake mix cookie' recipe and this version is now Perfect - just the right amount of gooey softness inside, crispy on the outside...and buttery goodness!