Wednesday, June 5, 2013

4th of July Treat Bag

Kids are out of school, warmer weather is
here and July 4th is just around the corner.

Whisker Graphics has a whole slew of
products to make the cutest treat bags for
July 4th celebrations.


Red Diagonal Stripe Kraft Little Bitty Bags
Air Mail Divine Twine
Small Colored Tags
Glitter star
American Flag pick
Whole punch

Quick and Easy Gift Card Holders

These quick and easy gift card holders make giving gift cards
just a little more special.

A little bit of washi tape, some glue, and a couple of
Whisker Graphics large Colored Tags and that's all it
takes to create a special little gift card holder.

A gift card fits perfectly between 2 large colored tags.

Here is another variation of a gift card holder.
Prefect for the often forgotten male teacher.


Whisker Graphics Large Colored Tags
Divine Twine
Washi tape
Rubber stamps & ink

Red Velvet Cookie Cups & Ice Cream Sandwiches

Red Velvet....... yum.

Especially when paired with Cheese Cake ice cream.

Red Velvet cookie cups or ice cream sandwiches.....

Why choose, when it is so easy to make both.

First start off by making the Red Velvet sugar cookie dough.

Cream together 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of unsalted butter.
Add 1 egg, 1 tablespoon butter milk, and 1 teaspoon of white vinegar.
Mix until fluffy.

Add one ounce of red gel food coloring.

Sift together 3 cups all purpose flour,
1/4 cup  unsweetened coco,
3/4 teaspoon baking powder,
1/4 teaspoon salt.
Add dry ingredients to the butter sugar mixture.

Chill dough 4 hours.

Roll dough to 1/4" thickness. For both the cookie cups and
the sandwich cookies.
For the sandwich cookies it's just as simple as baking them on
a cookie sheet.

For the cookie cups, lightly spray an inverted muffin pan with
non-stick spray. Place dough over the cup and press lightly.

Bake both the cookie cups and sandwich cookies at 350 degrees
for 10 minutes.

Aren't they cute?!?
Once the cups come out of the oven cool them for a few minutes
then gently slip the cups off the pan with a butter knife.

Fill with your favorite ice cream and enjoy.

A cheese cake ice cream is fab with this BUT,
plain old vanilla is pretty prefect too.


Cookie cups or sandwich cookies.......

...... still can't decide?

Just make both.  ;)

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