This past Saturday, I was a guest demonstrator at Hummingbird Sewing (Barrie, ON) for their "Notion Commotion" and Janome Education event. The event was lots of fun and because the ladies who own and run the store have been so good to me, I decided I would pay it forward and make some treats for their event. Thanks again to the "Fabulous" Sharon, Deb and Maureen.
I know how hard you ladies work to inspire your customers and I for one appreciate it!
Below is the flyer for this SOLD OUT event!
Scroll down below for the recipes for the cookies and the icing
Sugar Cookies Recipe
1 cup butter
3 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sugar
How to make them:
Mix together the first 5 ingredients until thoroughly mixed with a beater (about 5 minutes). In a separate bowl mix the vanilla, sugar and eggs together. Pour the vanilla, sugar and eggs mixture in with the first 5 ingredients and mix well. Separate dough into 2 discs and refrigerate for a minimum of one hour. Roll out on a floured surface, cut with a knife (as I did) or cookie cutter and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 7-10 minutes at 350 degrees F. Note: These are buttery cookies, but not too sweet. The royal icing really makes them tasty and well balanced. Icing is recommended.
Royal Icing Recipe
4 TBSP meringue powder
scant 1/2 c. water
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 - 1 tsp light corn syrup
5 drops of lemon, vanilla or almond extract (optional)
How to make it:
Mix well with a blender until the icing is "pipe able" for the white icing (5 minutes or so) and "flood able" for the coloured icing (you will need to add more water) . Add water in very small increments for best results. Use a piping/writing tip and piping bag for the white icing. Do this at least 15 minutes before adding colour. Use a squeeze bottle or flooding tip for the coloured icing after the white icing has had a chance to dry slightly. Let the finished cookies sit out for about a 1/2 hour and then store in air tight containers in one layer overnight before serving. See some images below.
I am a TOTAL amateur and plan on improving my cookie decorating skills at Craftsy.com
Who knows, maybe you will see some more "professional" cookies on this blog in the near future, we can all hope for progress, LOL!
If you are interested in cookie decorating and/or perfecting your decorating skills, feel free to check out the cookie decorating class below. Price is in USD , when you click on the link below it will show you a price for your country or origin.
I encourage you also to check out Hummingbird Sewing if you are visiting Barrie, Ontario this spring or summer. They have lots to offer quilters /sewist's and very friendly staff!
Happy Monday! ?
Last night I was fortunate to attend the International Plowing Match Reception for the quilt show and ribbon cutting ceremony for events of the Plowing Match in Harriston, (Town of Minto) Ontario.
This show is on NOW we had a sneak peak at the quilts in the show and of course I also saw the block challenge quilts (raffle quilts). They all are beautiful! So much talent in one room! See Details of the show below and try to attend it either today or Saturday! There are also great vendors for your quilt shopping pleasure.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony below and IPM Quilt Show Committee and IPM officials:
Photo of the "First Prize" Raffle Quilt below (my block is the Sunflower- awarded 3rd prize):
What I won below ( a pack of beautiful fabric compliments of Northcott Fabric and of course the lovely ribbon):
Have a lovely day everyone, be sure to head to the quilt show today or Saturday (details above).
The drive through Harriston into Minto is spectacular trust me. Rolling hills and lovely pastoral countryside!
Also. I will see you at the Plowing Match check the details about this here to take place September 20-24 in Harriston (Town of Minto).
TGIF Have a great Friday! ❤️
Hi everyone, this past weekend I attended the Mennonite Relief Sale and Quilt Auction in New Hamburg with my friend Carol and it was awesome. Read all about it here
This has happened every year in this area for 50 years!
The quilts were gorgeous! So much talent! The food smelled delicious and it was lots of fun. I purchased the below, lovely paisley fabric from the Mennonite Relief Sale Tent.
I also purchased a used manly backpack from the Mennonite Thrift booth for my husband so that he would stop using his daughters old one! Lol
Later on... we attended a new quilt shop "Quilting By Design" in New Hamburg with Caroline (a quilting hostage we picked up) and Carol :
337 Waterloo Street
New Hamburg, ON
website link is here
This shop houses many wonderful modern fabrics
We also visited Hyggeligt Fabric in St Mary's - Home to many Kaffe Fassett fabrics! It was wonderful.
144 Queen St East
St Marys, Ontario
website link is here
My purchases from the above stores? Of course you know it! Some lovelies I just had to have. I see a modern Dresden and a Tipsy Tumbler in my future.
If you are in the area, these are all things I recommend. The Mennonite Relief sale in May and quilt shop hopping (any time) at the shops we visited above, a great Saturday activity!
My eyes are now happy and I am itching to sew, so Have a Happy Monday!😊
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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